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Tirhut Division or Tirhut Commissionary[1] is an administrative-geographical unit of Bihar in India. Muzaffarpur is the headquarters of the Division. The Division comprises six districts -- Muzaffarpur, West Champaran (headquartered at Bettiah), East Champaran (headquartered at Motihari), Vaishali (headquartered at Hajipur), Sitamarhi and Sheohar.

Tirhut division
Division of Bihar
Location of Tirhut division in Bihar
Location of Tirhut division in Bihar
Coordinates: 26°04′N 85°27′E / 26.07°N 85.45°E / 26.07; 85.45Coordinates: 26°04′N 85°27′E / 26.07°N 85.45°E / 26.07; 85.45
Country India
StateBihar
Established1908
HeadquartersMuzaffarpur
DistrictsWest Champaran, East Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi, Sheohar and Vaishali.
Population
 (2011)
 • Total21,356,045
Websitetirhut-muzaffarpur.bih.nic.in/history.htm

The administrative head of Tirhut Division is a Commissioner, a senior officer of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). Tirhut's present Divisional Commissioner is Shri Narmdeshwar Lal,a 1998 Batch IAS officer of the Bihar cadre.

Khudi Ram Bose, Bhagwan Das, Juba Sahni, Raj Kumar Shukla, Ramdayalu Singh, Mathura Singh, Binda Babu and Mahesh Babu were some of the freedom fighters of Tirhut.

Mahatma Gandhi launched his struggle for independence from the East Champaran or Motihari district of this Division in 1916. It was the karma bhoomi of Dr. Rajendra Prasad, Acharya J.B. Kripalani and Jai Prakash Narayan. Motihari is the birthplace of famous writer George Orwell. Tirhut is the ancient name of Entire North Bihar.

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