बेगूसराय ) is a city and a municipality
in Begusarai district
in the state of Bihar
. Legend says that it was known as Begamsarai which after course of time became slang to Begusarai
Begusarai is located at . It has an average elevation of 41 metres
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The 2001 census count placed the Begusarai population at 23,42,989 as on the first of March. The population has grown at an annual average rate of 2.9%. There are many stages in the demographic transition beginning with a declining mortality and continuing fertility to a stage where both mortality and fertility rates decline more or less at the same rate and keep the population stable over a period of time.
Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Begusarai has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the males and 41% of females literate. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
| Administrative Division
| No. of Sub-Division
|| 5 |
| No. of Blocks
|| 18 |
| No. of Panchayats
|| 257 |
| *No. of Revenue Villages
|| 1229 |
| *No. of Habitations
|| 1198 |
Begusarai is known as the Industrial Town of Bihar. There are many Ancillary Industries here. The three main Industries being IOCL's Barauni Refinery, Barauni Thermal Power Station,Hindustan Fertilizergusarai is also known as "INDUS
Junction is an important Railhead
The famous Hindi Poet Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar'
belonged to Begusarai. His birthplace is Simaria village.
People mainly speak Hindi
and a local variant of Angika
All colleges are affiliated to L.N.Mithila University, Darbhanga
. Most famous colleges are Ganesh Dutt College, Cooperative College, Mahila College.
Places to See
Simaria Ghat: (not to be confused with Simaria village) It is most famous ghat thoughout Mithila
region. People from far and wide come here to take holy dip in river ganges.
|| Area (Hectare) |
| Total irrigated land
|| 74,225.57 |
|| Nil |
| Orch. etc.
|| 5,000 |
| Kharif Paddy
|| 22,000 |
| Garma Paddy
|| 10,000 |
|| 61,000 |
- Permanent : 6,384.29
- Seasonal : 4,866.37
| Wasteland and non arable
|| 2,118 |
Natural water sources : Begusarai district is located in the middle Ganga plain. Main rivers are Burhi Gandak, Balan, Bainty, Baya and Chandrabhaga.
Kaver Jheel: Kaver Jheel one of Asia’s largest freshwater lakes, also famous for bird’s sanctuary.
Minerals : No minerals of economic importance
Irrigation : Mostly by Tubwells
Forest : This district does not comprise any forest. In contrast to the eastern portions of the old district of Munger, this district lying south to the Ganga does not comprise any forest of sal and other large trees. At most of the places, there are gardens of mango and litchi. Chakmuzaffar a village of Naokothi block is famous for banana. Apart from these, Babul, Neem, Guava, Lemon, Gamahar, Peepal, Bamboo, shirish are also found. Shisham is one of the most important ones of them.
Wild animals are scarcely found in this district. However, birds are seen in large numbers in various colours, particularly in the bird sanctuary of Kaver Lake. As of now 59 types of birds from abroad and 107 types of birds from home have been recognized.
Begusarai District Profile
Laruara is nice village in begusarai.