Bihar

Bihar

Location: India, Type of Place: Indian state | Administrative Division | Governmental Jurisdiction | Statistical region | Dated location » Bihar is a state in eastern India. It is the 12th largest state in terms of geographical size at 38,202 sq mi and 3rd largest by population. Almost 58% of Biharis are below the age of 25, which is the highest proportion in India. Bihar lies mid-way between West Bengal in the east and Uttar Pradesh in the west. It is bounded by the country of Nepal to the north and by Jharkhand to the south. The Bihar plain is divided into two parts by the river Ganges which flows through the middle from west to east. Bihar has notified forest area of 6,764.14 km, which is 6.8% of its geographical area. Hindi and Urdu are the official languages of the state, while the majority of the people speak Angika, Bhojpuri, Magadhi, Maithili and Bajjika. In 2000, Bihar was divided into 2 parts, the Southern part known as Jharkhand. Ancient Bihar was a centre of power, learning and culture in...
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