Bihar at a Glance

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  • Country – India
  • Formation –  22 March 1912
  • Capital – Patna
  • Largest city – Patna
  • Districts – 38
  • Government
  • Governor – Shri Phagu Chauhan
  • Chief Minister – Shri Nitish Kumar
  • Legislature – Bicameral
  • Legislative Council – 75
  • Legislative Assembly – 243
  • High Court – Patna High Court
  • Total Area – 94,163 km2 (36,357 sq mi)
  • Population (2011)
  • Total –  10,40,99,452
  • Density – 1,106/km2 (2,850/sq mi)
  • Time zone (GMT+5:30)
  • Official language – Hindi
  • Physical Features
  • Latitude – 24°-20′-10″ ~ 27°-31′-15″ N
  • Longitude – 83°-19′-50″ ~ 88°-17′-40″ E
  • Rural Area – 92,257.51 sq. kms
  • Urban Area – 1,095.49 sq. kms
  • Total Area – 94,163.00 sq. kms
  • Height above Sea-Level – 173 Feet
  • Number of Rainy Days – 52.5 Days in a Year
  • Administrative Units
  • Divisions – 9
  • Districts – 38
  • Sub-Divisions – 101
  • CD Blocks – 534
  • Panchayats – 8,406
  • Number of Revenue Villages – 45,103
  • Number of Towns – 199
  • – Statutory Towns – 139
  • – Non-Statutory Towns – 60
  • Police Stations – 853
  • – Civil Police Stations – 813
  • – Railway Police Stations – 40
  • – Police Districts – 44
  • Civil Police District – 40
  • Railway Police District – 4
  • Key Statistics – as per 2011 Census
  • Density of Population – 1,106 per sq kms
  • – Highest Density – Sheohar, 1880 per sq kms
  • – Lowest Density – Kaimur, 488 per sq kms
  • Most Populous District Patna: 58,38,465
  • Least Populous District Sheikhpura: 6,36,342
  • Sex Ratio (Females/Thousand Males) – 918
  • – Highest Ratio (Gopalganj) – 1,021
  • – Lowest Ratio (Munger) – 876
  • Lowest Literacy Rate – Purnia, 51.08%
  • Highest Literacy Rate – Rohtas, 73.37%
  • Average Population of a District – 27,39,459

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