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Madhubani District is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Madhubani town is the administrative headquarters of this district. Madhubani district is a part of Darbhanga Division. The district occupies an area of 3,501 km² and has a population of 4487379 (as of 2011).

Madhubani district
District of Bihar
Location of Madhubani district in Bihar
Location of Madhubani district in Bihar
Country India
State Bihar
Administrative division Darbhanga
Headquarters Madhubani, India
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Madhubani, Jhanjharpur
 • Assembly seats Harlakhi, Benipatti, Khajauli, Babubarhi, Bisfi, Madhubani, Rajnagar, Jhanjharpur, Phulparas, Laukaha
Area
 • Total 3,501 km2 (1,352 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,476,044
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 60.9 per cent
 • Sex ratio 925
Major highways NH 104, NH 105
Average annual precipitation 1273 mm
Website Official website

Contents

HistoryEdit

Madhubani became a district in 1972 when it was split from Darbhanga district.[1]

GeographyEdit

Madhubani district occupies an area of 3,501 square kilometres (1,352 sq mi),[2] comparatively equivalent to the Bahamas' North Andros Island.[3]

EconomyEdit

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Madhubani one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). But in last few years there a lot of changes happened This sansk city is going to adopt urbanisation. [4]

PlacesEdit

SaurathEdit

This is a road side village on Madhubani-Jaynagar road and contains a temple known as Somnath Mahadev. It owes its importance to the annual Sabha held by Maithili Brahmins for negotiating marriages. Many Panjikars who keep the genealogical records of the different families reside here and outside.[5]

KapileswarsthanEdit

A village situated nine kilometers from Madhubani District Head Quarter. The village is noted for its Shiva Temple, also known as Kapileswarsthan. Numerous devotees congregate at the temple every Monday and particularly in the month of Shravan. A large fair is also held on the occasion of Maha Shiva Ratri.

UchaithaEdit

The village in Benipatti block is noted for its temple of Bhagwati on the western bank of river Thumne. According to a legend, the renowned Sanskrit poet and dramatist Kalidas was blessed by Bhagwati at this place.

BhawanipurEdit

It is a large village situated 5kms from the block headquarter of Pandaul, the village is noted for its temple of Ugaranath and traditional association with famous poet, Vidyapati. As the legend says, Vidyapati was such a great devotee of Lord Shiva that the latter began to serve Vidyapati as his servant named Ugana.

Parasmaninath TempleEdit

Parasmaninath Temple also known as Parasmanidham Rahua Sangram is a Hindu Temple dedicated to Shiva Located in North-East Direction of Rahua Sangram Village which is six kilometers distance from the Madhepur block office.

DemographicsEdit

Religions in Madhubani District
Religion Percent
Hindus
81.39%
Muslims
18.25%
Not Stated
0.26%
Christian
0.07%
Sikh
0.01%
Buddhist
0.01%
Jain
0.01%

According to the 2011 census Madhubani district has a population of 4,476,044,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Croatia[7] or the US state of Louisiana.[8] This gives it a ranking of 37th in India (out of a total of 707).[6] The district has a population density of 1,279 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,310/sq mi) .[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.19%.[6] Madhubani has a sex ratio of 925 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 43.35%.[6]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Law, Gwillim (2011-09-25). "Districts of India". Statoids. Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Bihar: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1118–1119. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  3. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. North Andros Island 3,439km2 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  5. ^ http://madhubani.bih.nic.in/tourist.asp
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Croatia 4,483,804 July 2011 est. 
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Louisiana 4,533,372 

Coordinates: 26°21′00″N 86°04′48″E / 26.35000°N 86.08000°E / 26.35000; 86.08000