Araria district is one of the districts of Bihar state, India, and Araria town is the administrative headquarters of this district. Araria district is a part of Purnia division. The district occupies an area of 2830 km².
Phanishwar Nath 'Renu', legendary novelist and story writer, belonged to Araria.
During the British period, the area where one Mr. Forbes's Bungalow was located was called "Residential Area", which people called as R. Area. Over a period of time, R. Area acquired the pronunciation Arariya.
The territory of the present-day district became Araria sub-division of the erstwhile Purnia district in 1864. Araria district was formed in January 1990 as one of the administrative districts of under Purnia Division.
The major rivers of this district are Kosi, Suwara, Kali and Koli.
Main agricultural produces of this district are Paddy, Maize and Jute.
This district has a number of Jute mills.
Araria district is divided into two sub-divisions: Araria and Forbesganj. Araria sub-division comprises 4 blocks: Araria, Kursakanta, Siktti and Raniganj. Frobesganj sub-division comprises 5 blocks: Jokihat, Palasi, Forbesganj, Bhargama and Narpatganj.
The district has a population of 2,158,608 (male 1,128,105, female 1,030,503) and the literacy rate is 34.85% (male 46.50%, female 22.14%) (2001 census). Hindus 1,263,766, Muslims 887,972 (41.13%).
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Area: 2,830 km?
Population: Total: 1611638 Rural: 1509360 Urban: 102278
Sub Divisions: Araria Farbisganj (also spelled Forbesganj)
Blocks: Araria, Raniganj, Bharganwan, Kursakata, Sikti, Narpatganj, Farbisganj (also spelled Forbesganj), Palasi, Jokihat
Agriculture: Paddy, Maize, Jute
Industry: Jute Mills
Rivers: Kosi, Suwara, Kali and Koli
Araria as a district was formed in January 1990 as one of the administrative districts of under Purnia Division. During the British period, the area where one Mr. Forbes's Bungalow was located was called "Residential Area", which people called as R. Area. Over a period of time, R. Area acquired the pronunciation Arariya. Renu ji (Phanishwar Nath 'Renu', legendary novelist and story writer, belonged to Araria.
|Divisions and districts of Bihar, India|
|Bhagalpur: Banka | Bhagalpur|
|Darbhanga: Begusarai | Darbhanga | Madhubani | Samastipur|
|Kosi: Madhepura | Saharsa | Supaul|
|Magadh: Arwal | Aurangabad | Gaya | Jehanabad | Nawada|
|Munger: Jamui | Khagaria | Munger | Lakhisarai | Sheikhpura|
|Patna: Bhojpur | Buxar | Kaimur | Patna | Rohtas | Nalanda|
|Purnia: Araria | Katihar | Kishanganj | Purnia|
|Saran: Gopalganj | Saran | Siwan|
|Tirhut: East Champaran | Muzaffarpur | Sheohar | Sitamarhi | Vaishali | West Champaran|
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