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Barbigha
बरबीघा
city
Barbigha is located in Bihar
Barbigha
Barbigha
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
Languages
 • 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.

Demographics[edit]

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

SAMAS

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.

References[edit]

  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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