Araria  is a town and a municipality that is the headquarters of Araria district in the state of Bihar, India. Araria district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Araria town is the administrative headquarters of this district. This showery district of north-eastern Bihar is one of the most backward districts of Bihar, standing at the bottom of the 90 minority concentration districts.

Forbesganj is a city, comes in the district of Araria in the state of Bihar, India. It has a prestigious past but enshrouded in the midst of uncertainties. Many stories have been widespread about it. Angas are believed to be the earliest inhabitants of the region. They are believed to inhabited in the area west of the river Koshi. During the Mauryan period this area formed the part of the Mauryan Empire and in the later times, the region formed the part of Gupta Dynasty.During the British period, the region came under the control of East India Company. It is said that where Mr. Forbe's Bungalow was located was called “Residential Area” which local people used to call as “R. Area”. Over a period of time, R. Area acquired the pronunciation “Araria” and so the name of this subdivision as “Forbesganj”

Araria is situated at the northern part of Purnia and Medhepura in Bihar. Borders of Araria are surrounded by Nepal in northern side, Kishanganj in eastern side and Supaul at western side. The district came into existence by division of Purnia district on Makar-Sankranti day of 1990. District border is adjacent to border of Nepal, so the district is important in terms of security. Jogbani is the last point of Araria and after that "Virat Nagar" district of Nepal starts. For transportation both train and road media's are available. Araria contains two bus terminals one at '0' mile and second in city. Buses for most of the districts are available and as well as for internal blocks too. Train facility is now in the form of broad gauge track. This track ends one side to the Katihar, which is a big and important junction from where trains to all over India are available, other end of track is Jogbani the last point of Indian rail.

Nearest Railway Station :Araria court & Araria(R S)
Distance from Purnia : 42 Km.
Nearest Airport :Bagdogara
Distance from Nepal : 42 Km. Distance From Patna: 314 Km.

 
Araria - Statistics (अररिया एक नजर में )
बिहार
अररिया
अक्षांश
240 20' 10" से 270 31'15" उत्तर्
25o 46' उत्तर
देशांतर

830 19'50" से 880 17' 40" पूरब

87o 28' पूरब्
समुद्र तल से ऊचाई
173 Ft (52.73 Meter)
220Ft (67 m)
क्षेत्रफल
94,163 वर्ग किलोमीटर
2830 वर्ग किलोमीटर्
कुल आबादी
10,38,04,637
28,06,200
प्रमन्डल
9
पूर्णिया
अनुमण्ड्ल
101
2
सामुदायिक विकास खण्ड
534
9
सिविल थाना
810
पूलिस जिला
40
--
पंचायत
8463
218
पंचायत समिति
531
9
पंचायत समिति सदस्य
11622
जिला परिषद
38
1
जिला परिषद सद्स्य
1162
30
नगरनिगम
11
0
नगर परिषद
42
2
नगर पंचायत
88
1
शहर
130
3
पुरूष : महिला अनुपात
1000:916
1000:921
साक्षर आबादी
3,16,75,607
1,235,303
साक्षर पुरूषों की संख्या
73.39%
64.15%
साक्षर महिलाओं की संख्या
53.33%
45.18%
सर्वाधिक साक्षर जिला
पटना (63.36%)
53.1%
राजस्व ग्राम
44,103
751
कुल थानो की संख्या
813
विश्वविद्यालयों की संख्या
13
0
मुख्य फसल
धान, गेहू, मकई, चना, गन्ना
मकई
विधान सभा क्षेत्रों की संख्या
243
6
विधान परिषद सदस्यों की संख्या
75
3
लोकसभा क्षेत्रों की संख्या
40
1
राज्यसभा सदस्यों की संख्या

16

1
POPULATION OF ARARIA (CENCUS 2011)
ARARIA
S.No
Total / Rural / Urban
No of Households
Persons
Males
Females
1.
Total
67,388
355,675
186,177
169,498
2.
Rural
57,171
294,814
153,357
141,457
3.
Urban
10,217
60,861
32,820
28,041
BHARGAMA
S.No
Total / Rural / Urban
No of Households
Persons
Males
Females
1.
Total
33,633
180,457
94,628
85,829
2.
Rural
33,633
180,457
94,628
85,829
3.
Urban
0
0
0
0
FROBESGANJ
S.No
Total / Rural / Urban
No of Households
Persons
Males
Females
1.
Total
69,594
373,933
196,828
177,105
2.
Rural
57,846
302,443
158,745
143,698
3.
Urban
11,748
71,490
38,083
33,407
JOKIHAT
S.No
Total / Rural / Urban
No of Households
Persons
Males
Females
1.
Total
49,667
246,043
127,438
118,605
2.
Rural
49,667
246,043
127,438
118,605
3.
Urban
0
0
0
0
KURSAKANTA
S.No
Total / Rural / Urban
No of Households
Persons
Males
Females
1.
Total
23,214
115,667
60,614
55,053
2.
Rural
23,214
115,667
60,614
55,053
3.
Urban
0
0
0
0
NARPATGANJ
S.No
Total / Rural / Urban
No of Households
Persons
Males
Females
1.
Total
49,539
270,128
142,221
127,907
2.
Rural
49,539
270,128
142,221
127,907
3.
Urban
0
0
0
0
PALASI
S.No
Total / Rural / Urban
No of Households
Persons
Males
Females
1.
Total
39,202
190,241
98,691
91,550
2.
Rural
39,202
190,241
98,691
91,550
3.
Urban
0
0
0
0
RANIGANJ
S.No
Total / Rural / Urban
No of Households
Persons
Males
Females
1.
Total
57,733
302,261
157,197
145,064
2.
Rural
57,733
302,261
157,197
145,064
3.
Urban
0
0
0
0
SIKTI
S.No
Total / Rural / Urban
No of Households
Persons
Males
Females
1.
Total
25,593
124,203
64,311
59,892
2.
Rural
25,593
124,203
64,311
59,892
3.
Urban
0
0
0
0

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