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GENERAL INTRODUCTION OF BIHAR
Bihar is one of the twenty-eight states of India. It is the twelfth largest state by land and the third most populous state in India. It is situated in India’s eastern region. Bihαr shares borders with Uttar Pradesh to the west, West Bengal to the east, and Jharkhand to the south. It also shares international borders with Nepal to the north.
The River Ganges, which flows from west to east, divides Bihαr regions into two parts. Bihαr was the home state of the Mauryan ruler. Magadha and its capital Pataliputra became famous all over the world under the Great Asoka.
Bodh Gaya is a famous Buddhist centre of pilgrimage in Bihαr. Bodh Gaya contains the famous ancient temple near the Bodhi Tree where the Buddha attained enlightenment.
Nalanda was one of the great sites of learning in ancient India.
Below the table shown are basic information about Bihαr.
|Chief Minister||Nitish Kumar|
|Area||94,163 sq km|
|Density||1102/ sq.km (2011 census)|
|Literacy rate||63.82% (2011 census)|
|No. of districts||38|
|Council seats||75 (63 elected+12 Nominated)|
|Lok Sabha seats||40|
|Rajya Sabha seats||16 seats|
|High Court||Patna High Court|
|High Court location||Patna|
|No. of border shares states||3|
|State Day||March 22|