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About the state Bihar
Bihar is the twelfth largest state of India with an area of 94163 Sq Km which placed in the North-Eastern part of India. According to the census of India 2011, approximately 103804637 people reside here. The state is separated by an international border with its neighboring country Nepal to the North and its neighboring states are UP to the West, WB to the east and Jharkhand to the South.
(Shershah Suri Masjid in Bihar)
Bihar was declared as a state in 1912 by Indian government. The capital city of Bihar is Patna and it also the largest city of the state. Other major cities of the state are Munger, Gaya, Chhapra, Bhagalpur, Katihar, Muzaffarpur, Purnia, Darbhanga, Danapur, Biharsarif, Sasaram, Arrah and Dehri.
The state builds up with nine administrative divisions namely, Patna, Tirhut, Saran, Darbhanga, Kosi, Purnia, Bhagalpur, Munger and Magadha. And these divisions are divided into thirty-eight distinct districts. According to the landforms and geographical reasons the state is divided in four regions. These are the Angika Region, Bhojpur, Magadh and Mithila Region. Read more...
Climate of Bihar
Weather in summer: Normally the summer season of Bihar is continued from mid of March to Mid-June. The average temperature during this season is 34°C.
Weather in winter: Normally the winter season of Bihar is continued from End of November to Mid-February and the average temperature during this season is 10°C.
Weather in monsoon: Normally the monsoon season of Bihar is continued from Mid-July to September. Average annual rainfall of the state is approximately 120 cm.
Culture in Bihar
Major Festivals in Bihar: Chhath or Dala Chhath is the most popular festival in Bihar which celebrated twice a year, once in Chaitra Month (according to local calendar) or in summers, called as Chaiti Chhath and another in Kartik Month (according to local calendar) or in winter, called as Kartik Chhath. Some other popular festivals of the state are Shravani Mela, Teej, Chitragupta Puja, Makar Sankranti, Saraswati Puja, Holi, Eid-ul-Zuha, Muharram, Ram Navami, Rath yatra, Raksha Bandhan, Maha Shivaratri and Durga Puja.
Major Religions in Bihar: The main religion of the state is Hinduism near about 83% of total population follow this religion. Some other religion followers of the state are Muslim (16%) and rest 1% are Sikhism, Jainism, Buddhism, and Christianity.
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