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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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13018 news items

Times of India
Fri, 02 Oct 2015 10:03:45 -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 ...
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 ...


Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:42:19 -0700

Rajo was a six-term MLA (from 1972 to 1998), who first contested from Barbigha as an independent against Shiv Shankar Singh, son of late Shri Babu. The present state Congress chief is known for his political rivalry with Rajo Singh's family. On the ...

दैनिक जागरण

दैनिक जागरण
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:34:12 -0700

जागरण टीम, पटना। कांग्रेस उपाध्यक्ष राहुल गांधी ने केंद्र सरकार को निशाने पर लिया। उन्होंने कहा कि केन्द्र की मोदी सरकार को सिर्फ पूंजीपतियों की चिंता है, किसानों, गरीबों, मजदूरों, ...

The Hindu

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

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 in Sheikhpura district of Bihar. 'Promises will be kept'.

The New Indian Express

The New Indian Express
Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:06:10 -0700

Speaking at another ally at Barbigha in Shekhpura district, Rahul referred to the Prime Minister's poll statement from last year that if all the black money stashed abroad were to be brought back, it would amount to about Rs 15 lakh for each Indian ...

Patna Daily

Patna Daily
Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:05:33 -0700

Barbigha: Hema Malini, former Hindi film heartthrob and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP, campaigning for the party candidates in Barbigha, Govindpur, and Warisaliganj on Tuesday, asked the voters to come out in favor of NDA candidates saying only ...


Times of India
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 10:55:44 -0700

The Congress has also staked claim for Barbigha seat from where JD(U)'s Gajanand Shahi had won in 2010 assembly polls defeating state Congress president Ashok Choudhary by a margin of 3,047 votes. The party wants to field Sudarshan Singh, the ...

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