(Last Updated on : 31/01/2019)
Bihar is located in the eastern region of India in the south Gangetic plain and is the most fertile region in India. It is rich in mineral deposits like iron, coal, bauxite and uranium. The state is also one of the largest producer of fruit and the second largest producer of vegetables
. The State of Bihar
is divided into 38 districts. The districts have been detailed below:
The backbone of this district is the jute mills along with the cultivation of crops like paddy, maize
, and jute. It is known to be the natural habitat of the Gangetic dolphin.
It is famous for the woolen carpets and blanket weaving with Aurangabad as its headquarters.
The economy of this district of Bihar depends on industry and agriculture. Begusarai is the headquarter of this district.
It covers an area of 3,019 sq. km. and it produces crops like paddy, wheat, maize and lentils.
It is one of the 38 districts of Bihar with Arrah
as its headquarters.
East Champaran District
It is an important district of Bihar with its headquarters at Motihari.
It is spread over an area of 2,033 sq. km and is significant because of the flourishing cottage industries like weaving, woodwork, potteries and bamboo
The topography of this district is marked by hills and plains and occupies an area of 3,122 sq. km. with Jamui as its headquarters.
Among all the districts of Bihar, it is famous for Bodhgaya
an important pilgrimage site of Buddhism
This is one of the important districts of Bihar, which produces crops like sugarcane
in huge quantities.
It is poplar for producing important crops
in huge amount. Buxar is the headquarters of this district.
It is one of the popular districts of Bihar known for its rich history and Bihar Sharif is the headquarters of it.
Patna is the headquarters of this district. It is also one of the important districts of Bihar.
Jehanabad is the headquarters of this district; it is drained by the Phalgu River
The main attractions of it are the Kaimur hills
and the Kaimur Wildlife Sanctuary
which are ideal tourist destinations.
The main rivers traversing Katihar, one of the 38 districts of Bihar, are the Mahananda River
and the Ganga River
It is one of the important districts of Bihar with its headquarters at Khagaria.
It is the religious destination of devotees of all faiths. The different places of worship are Maa Kali
Mandir, Odraghat, Masjid
, Sri Digambar Jain Mandir
, Gurdwara Guru Singh Sabha Catholic Church
and Mazare Kadam Rasool.
The climate and the land of this district are favourable for the cultivation of crops like wheat
, paddy, lentils and maize
It is situated on the plains of the Kosi River
and is dominated by the jute mills.
It is spread over an area of 2,501 sq. km and is dominated by the sugar factories.
It is a district of extreme importance. There are sugar factories at Motipur, a thermal power station at Kanti
, a wagon factory at Muzaffarpur
, and pharmaceuticals at Narayanpur.
This is spread over an area of 2,494 sq km. and the main crop cultivated here is paddy.
It covers an area of 3,229 sq. km. It produces large quantities of eggs.
The main rivers traversing the district are Son River
and Kaw River. Some of the important industries located here are cement and paper factories at Banjari and Dalmia Nagar, and vegetable oil
Saharsa, one of the districts of Bihar, is divided into seven blocks Saharsa Sadar, Menhasari, Simri Bhaktiyarpur, Nauhatta, Saurbazar, Sonbarsa, and Salkhua.
It is spread over an area of 2,904 sq. km. The rivers flowing through this district are Burhi Gandak
, Baya, Kosi
, Kamla, Kareh, Jhamwari and Balan.
The district headquarters of it is at Chhapra
. An important town of the district is Sonepur where a cattle fair is held every year and this is Asia's largest international cattle fair.
It is divided into six blocks which are Ariari, Sheikhpura, Barbigha
, Ghatkusumba, Chebara, and Shekhopur Sarai.
It covers an area of 443 sq km. with its district headquarters at Sheohar town.
It is an agricultural and industrial district. The important crops grown here are paddy, wheat, maize and lentils.
This is dominated by sugar factories. The rivers flowing through the district are Daha River and Jharhi River.
It is spread over an area of 2,420 sq. km. Its economy largely depends on agriculture. The main crop cultivated here is paddy.
The main attractions of this district of Bihar are Vaishali Museum, and Bawan Pokhar Temple.
West Champaran District
The economy of this district sustains on both agriculture
. The sugar industries dominate the district.
It is one of the 38 districts of Bihar, which has its headquarters in Arwal town.
It is one of the most historically important districts of Bihar and the third largest city of the state, which is situated on southern banks of river Ganges
with Bhagalpur as its headquarters.
It is one of the 38 districts of Bihar with Munger city as its headquarters.