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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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882 news items

The Hindu

The Hindu
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:44:01 -0800

“Ever since he has won the Lok Sabha poll he [Mr. Singh] is missing from Barbigha; whenever called, his PA says he is busy and puts down the phone; even after becoming MP he has not been able to do any work under his MPLAD fund in Barbigha, and he ...
Times of India
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:13:15 -0700

Barbigha (Sheikhpura): The poll battle in this seat seems to be a family affair. The main contestants have little else to offer except their family legacy. They are banking on the goodwill earned by their ancestors. The great grandsons of first Bihar ...


Thu, 14 Jan 2016 01:03:56 -0800

Posters have come up in the BJP lawmaker's Nawada constituency accusing him of ignoring the region after winning the national election last year. The "missing" posters surfaced at different places in the area's Barbigha town on Thursday, a district ...
Times of India
Fri, 11 Sep 2015 09:33:51 -0700

Barbigha PS inspector Navin Chandra, who is a complainant in the case, said armed miscreants attacked the police station around 9 pm on Thursday in which two SIs Arvind Prasad and Dani Prasad and a constable Uma Prasad were injured and they had to ...


Sat, 03 Oct 2015 01:26:15 -0700

Anil Shankar Sinha said he left a lucrative job with a private mobile service provider to work for the people in Barbigha. Amritansh Anand, another great grandson of Sri Babu, runs a school and has been active in the constituency for three years. He is ...

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 12:36:19 -0700

“Nitish Kumar has done a lot for the development of Bihar … I fully support his seven-point programme focussing on employment for youth, women, education, drinking water and infrastructure,” said Mr. Gandhi, addressing a campaign meeting at Barbigha ...

ABP Live

ABP Live
Tue, 29 Sep 2015 07:15:00 -0700

Nawada/Barbigha: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was on Tuesday shown slippers by a section of people during an election rally in Nawada. A group of people at the election rally at Warsaliganj showed 'chappals' while Kumar was addressing the rally in ...
Sat, 07 Nov 2015 16:22:59 -0800

Vijendra Yadav, Lalan Singh, Madan Sahni and Kapileswar Kamat from Janata Dal (United) and Tejpratap Yadav , Abdul Bari Siddiqui , Chandrika Rai , Alok Mehta from Rashtriya Janta Dal are likely to be inducted in the Cabinet. Nov 20, 2015 07:30 (IST).

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