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Munger district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state in eastern India. Munger city is the administrative headquarters of this district. Munger district is a part of Munger Division. Its literacy rate of 73.3% is higher than the state literacy rate of 63.8% and lower than national rate of 74.04.
Location of Munger district in Bihar
|• Lok Sabha constituencies||Munger|
|• Vidhan Sabha constituencies||Tarapur, Jamalpur and Munger|
|• Total||1,419.7 km2 (548.1 sq mi)|
|• Density||960/km2 (2,500/sq mi)|
|• Literacy||73.30 per cent|
|• Sex ratio||879|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
|Major highways||NH-80, NH-333, NH-333B|
|Average annual precipitation||1146 mm|
The present collector and District Magistrate of Munger is Shri Uday Kumar Singh.
Munger District is located in the southern part of Bihar and its headquarters is located on the southern bank of river Ganges. Munger district occupies an area of 1,419 square kilometres (548 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to Russia's Urup Island.
In 2006, the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Munger one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar have been receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to the 2011 census Munger district has a population of 1,359,054, roughly equal to the nation of Swaziland or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 358th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 958 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,480/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.45%. Munger has a sex ratio of 879 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 73.3%.
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