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Barbigha is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India emergency ambulance number in barbigha=(102)
Coordinates: 25°07′55″N 85°26′17″E / 25.132°N 85.438°E / 25.132; 85.438Coordinates: 25°07′55″N 85°26′17″E / 25.132°N 85.438°E / 25.132; 85.438
Country  India
State Bihar
District Sheikhpura
Elevation 50 m (160 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 46,075
 • Official Magahi, Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 811101
Telephone code 06341
Vehicle registration BR
Sex ratio 1000/900 /
Literacy 73.63%
Lok Sabha constituency Nawada
Vidhan Sabha constituency Barbigha(174)

Barbigha is a city and a notified area in the Sheikhpura district of Bihar, India.


According to the 2011 Indian census,[1] Barbigha had a population of 46,075. males constituted 24246 of the population and females 21829.The sex-ratio of Bargigha is 900 against state average of 918.Moreover child sex ratio is 910 compared to Bihar state average of 935.The literacy rate of Barbigha is 73.63 % higher than the state average of 61.80 %; with male literacy around 81.27 % and female literacy is 65.12 %. 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 for the surrounding villages. Dr. Sri Krishan Singh (First chief minister of Bihar) was from Barbigha.

Toursist places Near Barbigha


One of the largest idol of Lord Vishnu has been found nearby at Samas village belonging to the Pal period. It has become a major tourist attraction centre.


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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45 news items

The Indian Express

Economic Times
Thu, 27 Aug 2015 02:45:00 -0700

PATNA :Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today laughed away the challenge by Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari for a televised debate over Rs 1.25 lakh crore special package announced for the state and asked him to first answer questions related ...
Times of India
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 10:26:15 -0700

Late on Sunday evening, a student of BA first year, identified as Jitendra Kumar, a native of Barbigha, who lived in a rented accommodation at Professors' Colony, Biharsharif with his mother and sister, was shot dead by unidentified assailants a few ...
Jagran Post
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:59:49 -0800

Sheikhpura (Bihar): Angry over assault of a liquor trader after being detained by police, residents of his village attacked Barbigha police station demanding the arrest of the outgoing superintendent of police and sub-divisional police officer. The ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:37:30 -0700

Dozens of kuccha houses in these districts were partially damaged and at least two such houses each in Ghat Kusumba and Barbigha blocks and one in Sheikhpura block collapsed while hundreds of private and government buildings developed cracks.

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 16:11:15 -0800

Why has Manjhi not shown the same sportsman spirit that Nitish had done nine months ago”, said Munna Sahi, MLA of Barbigha constituency in remote Sitamarhi district. Echoing similar views, Rajesh Kumar Yadav, a minister in the Manjhi government, said: ...

Calcutta Telegraph

Calcutta Telegraph
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 14:22:30 -0700

“I will camp in my constituency to organise the booth-level workers ahead of Nitishji's yatra in Barbigha,” the JDU MLA from Barbigha, Gajanand Shahi alias Munna Shahi, said. “We are very happy that Nitish has decided to involve the cadres on a big ...


Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:56:15 -0800

JD(U) MLA from Barbigha Gajanand Shahi also criticised Manjhi's remarks on upper castes. "Its a unceremonious comment. Such remarks will harm the party," Shahi said. Animal Husbandry Minister Baidyanath Sahni also took exception to the comment on ...
Times of India
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:38:57 -0800

In the first phase of urban infrastructure development scheme, construction of road and drainage at Fatuha in Patna, Murliganj in Saharsa, Narkatiaganj in West Champaran, Rosera in Samastipur, Barbigha in Sheikhpura and Lalganj in Vaishali district ...

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