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emergency ambulance number in barbigha=(102)
|Elevation||50 m (160 ft)|
|• Official||Maithili, Hindi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Sex ratio||1000/898 ♂/♀|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Nawada|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Barbigha(174)|
According to the 2001 Indian census, Barbigha had a population of more than 1.5 lacs. males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Barbigha had an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 63% of the males and 37% of females literate. 19% of the population was under 6 years of age.
The name is derived from the Hindi phrase: Barah Bigha, meaning "Twelve bigha". Barbigha has since grown to become the biggest town market of the Sheikhpura district, serving as a commercial market of the surrounding villages. Dr. Sri Krishan Singh (First chief minister of Bihar) was from Barbigha.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.