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Sherghati (formerly Shergotty) is a town in the Gaya district in Bihar, India. The Morhar River surrounds it. Sherghati was under Chero rule but during 1700 it came under the rule of Rohilla chief Azam Khan. In 1857, Raja Jehangir Bux Khan revolted against the British.

Sherghati

Pathanghati
Town
Remains of the fort of the Kol rulers. One of the boundaries of the fort is visible in this picture.
Remains of the fort of the Kol rulers. One of the boundaries of the fort is visible in this picture.
Sherghati is located in Bihar
Sherghati
Sherghati
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 24°34′N 84°47′E / 24.57°N 84.78°E / 24.57; 84.78Coordinates: 24°34′N 84°47′E / 24.57°N 84.78°E / 24.57; 84.78
Country India
StateBihar
DistrictGaya
Elevation
121 m (397 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

A meteorite that came from Mars fell here in 1865; it is now kept in a London museum and is known as the Shergotty meteorite.

GeographyEdit

 
Morhar River at Paraiya, Bihar

Sherghati is located at 24°34′N 84°47′E / 24.57°N 84.78°E / 24.57; 84.78.[2] It has an average elevation of 121 metres (396 feet).

DemographicsEdit

As of 2011,[3] Sherghati had a population of 1,50,000. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Sherghati has an average literacy rate of 60%, less than the national average of 74.04%. In Sherghati, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Sherghati
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.