Rafiganj is a town and a notified area in Aurangabad district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is the district's second-largest town in population after Aurangabad[citation needed], and also the second-largest town in area[citation needed]. Rafiganj is located 25 km away from the District Administration.

Rafiganj railway station nameplate
Rafiganj railway station nameplate
Rafiganj is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 24°49′N 84°39′E / 24.82°N 84.65°E / 24.82; 84.65
Named forRafiganj
 • TypeNagar Panchayat
 • BodyRafiganj Nagar Panchayat
 • Total18 km2 (7 sq mi)
 • Rank2
10,000 m (30,000 ft)
 • Total35,536
 • Density2,000/km2 (5,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

Geography edit

Asian palmyra palm at Rafiganj
Dhava River at Rafiganj

Rafiganj is located at 24°49′N 84°39′E / 24.82°N 84.65°E / 24.82; 84.65[2] It has an average elevation of 89 metres (291 feet). Town is located on the bank of Dhava River.

Demographics edit

Religions in Rafiganj

  Hindus (68.93%)
  Muslims (29.26%)
  Others (1.80%)

As of 2011 India census, the town Rafiganj had a population of 35,536 with a literacy rate of 66.8 percent.[1] In Rafiganj, 16.7 percent of the population is between 0 and 6 years of age.[1]

Transportation edit

Local Transport edit

City Bus, Auto-Rickshaw, and cycle rickshaw moves here generally to the local transport and 2x2 luxury bus,

Roadways edit

Regular Bus service is from Rafiganj to Kasma, Aurangabad, Daudnagar, Gaya, Jamshedpur, Hazaribagh, Ramgarh, Ranchi, and Kolkata

Railways edit

Rafiganj railway station

Rafiganj is connected to other towns and cities by railways, facilitated by the Rafiganj Railway Station which serves numerous express and superfast trains. Grand Chord rail-line that connects Howrah and New Delhi passes through Rafiganj. Rafiganj is also connected with the two cities Gaya and Aurangabad and three other towns of the Aurangabad district 'Goh', 'Obra', and 'Daudnagar' through SH-68

Economy edit

Rafiganj has a market for the local area.

Schools and colleges edit

  • Sanjay Singh Yadav college Rafiganj Aurangabad Bihar
  • Government Engineering College, Aurangabad (Kasma Road,Arthua)
  • Shivam Kid'szee School,Rafiganj,Aurangabad.
  • Aqsa National Public School, Rafiganj
  • Govt Urdu Middle School Quazichak (Urdu Middle school)
  • Govt Urdu Middle School, Rampur
  • British Academy (private school)
  • The Greenview International School , Chaudhary Gali , Rafiganj
  • R. B. R. High school
  • Ambika Public School
  • Buddha Public School
  • Saraswati Shishu Mandir (High School)
  • St. Ignatius High School
  • Government Middle School
  • Dr. V. K.Singh College Rafiganj
  • High School Karma
  • God's Grace Public School, Noniya Tilha, Rafiganj
  • Heaven's Blossom Raja Bagicha Rafiganj
  • B.L. Indo Anglian Public School, Aurangabad
  • Sarswati Shishu Mandir]], Rafiganj
  • Mount Carmel School Shikshak Colony Babuganj, Rafiganj
  • DAV Public School, located at Kasma Road, Neema Chaturbhuj, Rafiganj
  • Sanjay Singh Yadav College Rafiganj
  • Dawn Public School, Uchali in Rafiganj
  • Tender heart school, Rafiganj
  • Lakshyadeep International School, Rafiganj
  • Bosco International Public School, Rafiganj
  • Bright Life Public School, Rafiganj
  • Government middle school rafiganj Dak bungalow rafiganj
  • Government primary school rafiganj
  • Government girls high (+2) school rafiganj
  • Government girls middle school rafiganj (1to8)
  • Gyan Bharti Public School,Raja Bagicha,Rafiganj

Entertainment edit

Local theatres include "Laxmi Talkies" and "Lalita Talkies" where Bollywood, Hollywood and Bhojpuri movies are shown. There is two big grounds in Rafiganj one is RBR Stadium and other is Charwaha Ground for playing cricket and football.

Tourism edit

Jain Mandir Which Represent A Piece Of Art, Shanti Kunj House Situated In Post Office Gali, Badi Durga Devi Mandir (Devi sthan) is a Hindu temple nearby main road and Rafiganj Police station. Near the railway station, a temple of Dihbar Baba (Dihbar Sthan) And [Shiv Mandir] Near Of R.B.R Kasma Road is a marriage place and tourist destination for the Rafiganj area. Pachar Pahar is a mountain in which the temple of Parashnath is founded which includes a 30 feet painting of Mahavira.

Jama Masjid is a mosque located in the center of the town. It was constructed in 1912. Adjacent to the Jama Masjid there is a Madarsa named Jamea Sharfia which provides education in Urdu Medium. The Madina Masjid mosque is located in Raja Bagicha.

  • Mahadeoghat which situated onsouth side of City on the bank of dhawa river .

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Census of India search details Rafiganj (town)". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 8 July 2019.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rafiganj