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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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40 news items

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.

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 ...

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: ...

Daily News & Analysis

Daily News & Analysis
Fri, 14 Nov 2014 04:03:01 -0800

Protests within the ruling JD(U) over Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's controversial remarks that the upper caste people were foreigners intensified on Friday with another legislator seeking removal of Manjhi as CM. A day after Mokamah JD(U) MLA ...
Times of India
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 10:33:45 -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 ...
Zee News
Sun, 04 May 2014 07:26:15 -0700

Chaudhary represented four assembly constituencies - Rajauli, Jehanabad (SC), Makhdumpur and Barbigha - for eight terms in an illustrious career spanning four decades and also served as minister in Congress governments in Bihar. He was first elected to ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 04:49:32 -0700

Subdivisional police officer Naresh Kumar Sharma said on Sunday the incident at the residential public school at Barbigha took place two days ago and was found out by his parents when they came to meet him on Sunday. As per complaints filed with the ...

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