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Bihar at a Glance

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Area 99,200 sq. kms
Capital Patna
Largest city (Metro) Patna
Legislature (seats) Bicameral (243 + 96)
Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi
Official language Hindi, Urdu, Bhojpuri and Maithili
Population 100,393,433 (2001 Census)
Literacy 54.1%
Blocks 534
Panchayats 8,471
Villages 45,103
Number of Towns 130
Sex Ratio (Females/Thousand Males) 921
Height above Sea Level 173 feet ( 53 meters)
Geographical Boundaries North : Nepal
South : Jharkhand
East : West Bengal
West : Uttar Pradesh
Rainfall 1,205 mm (Normal Rainfall)
Agriculture Bihar has significant levels of production of mango, guava, litchi, pineapple, brinjal, cauliflower, bhindi, and cabbage in India.
Major Rivers Ganga , Saryu , Gandak ,Bagmati , Koshi , Sone ,Punpun , Phalgu
Major Industries Oil refinery in Barauni, a motor scooter plant at Fatuha and a power plant at Muzaffarpur.
Major Foods Rice, Dal, Chapaties, Vegetables, Non-Vegetarian items ; Items of Gram Flour; Litti-Chokha, and Chura-Dahi (Curd).
Airport Jayaprakash Narayan International Airport at Patna; Gaya International Airport at Gaya
Fairs Harihar Kshetra (Sonepur) Cattle Fair is one of the biggest Cattle fair in Asia. Shrawani Fair of Sultanganj.
Arts and Crafts Madhubani Paintings, Bamboo products, Jute products
Government gov.bih.nic.in
Tourism bstdc.bih.nic.in
Districts 38 districts and 09 divisions