Bihar at a glance
Bihar is a state located in the northeastern region of India, known for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance. The capital city is Patna, and the largest city is Patna. The official language is Hindi and the population as of 2021 census is approximately 125 million. The economy of the state is primarily based on agriculture, with major crops including rice, wheat, and maize. The state is also rich in minerals such as coal, bauxite, and limestone.
Historically, Bihar has been an important center of Buddhism and has many ancient Buddhist shrines and monasteries. The state is also famous for the ancient university of Nalanda, which was one of the earliest centers of higher learning in the world.
Here, Bihar at a glance provides important information and figures about Bihar. This is helpful for General Knowledge exams.
|Established||22 March 1912|
|Latitude||24°20'10"N and 27°31'15"N|
|Longitude||83°19'50"E and 88°17'40"E|
|Area Total||94,163 km2|
|No. of Municipal Corporations||17|
|Total Population (Census 2011)||10,40,99,452|
|Male (Census 2011)||5,42,78,157|
|Female (Census 2011)||4,98,21,295|
|Literacy Rate -Total||61.80%|
|Literacy Rate -Male||71.20%|
|Literacy Rate -Female||51.50%|
|Highest peak||Sivalik Hills (2,887 ft)|
|State Bird||House Sparrow|
|State Tree||Peepal tree|
|Airport||Gaya, Patna, Jogbani, Muzaffarpur and Raxaul|
|Lok Sabha Constituency||40|
|Rajya Sabha Seat||16|
|Vidhan Sabha Constituency||Assembly - 243, Legislative Council - 78|