Geography of Sheikhpura

Sheikhpura district came into existence on the 31st July 1994. Sheikhpura district is a part of Munger Division.Sheikhpura was separated from Munger District and was made a separate district with headquarters at Sheikhpura on the 31st July 1994.


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Date of Formation of Sheikhpura   31.07.1994 (Carved out of erstwhile Munger district)

Area of Sheikhpura                          77,705 Hectares

Latitude of Sheikhpura                    24’45” North to 25’ North

Longitude of Sheikhpura                 85’45” East to 86’45” East

Boundaries of Sheikhpura

North            -        Nalanda & Patna district

 South           -        Nawada & Jamui district

East             -        Lakhisarai district

West            -        Nalanda & Nawada district


District Head Quarter Sheikhpura is situated at North side of Gaya-Kuel Rail line. This district lies in the southern part of Bihar that is bounded by Nalanda & Patna district in North, Nawada & Jamui district in South, Lakhisarai district in East and Nalanda & Nawada district in West. The district spanning in 77705 hectares is situated between North latitudes 24º45’ and 25º and East longitude 85º45’ and 86º45’.

Topography of Sheikhpura

Topographically district has two types of region – the rocky highland formed by hilly portion in centre, surrounded by fertile land in North, South, East and West. The land is sloping towards North Eastern side. Because of the low lying area in some parts of the North Eastern side, the water gets accumulated during rainy season leading to water-logged conditions. This area is geographically known as Tal area.

Climate of Sheikhpura

The district has hot summers & moderate winters. Summers start from middle of March and lasts till July. The monsoon usually breaks in the second half of June and lasts till September.

Soil of Sheikhpura

The district has rich alluvial soil composed of sand, silt and clay in most parts of district. The soil is most fertile and suitable for agriculture. The alkaline and saline deposits are rarely found.

Rivers in Sheikhpura

There are no big rivers of perennial nature worth to be mentioned in this district. Of course there are some small rivers which flow during rainy season viz Somi, Korihari, Tati, Kachchi & Rijown.


Area of Sheikhpura                                      689 km²

Population of Sheikhpura   (2001)            5,25,137

Males Population of Sheikhpura               2,73,468

Females Population of Sheikhpura           2,51,669

Population density of Sheikhpura             762 Per Sq. K.M.

Sex Ratio in Sheikhpura                             920

Literacy Rate in Sheikhpura                       49.01%

Police Stations in Sheikhpura                    19

Railway Police Stations in Sheikhpura    2

 Panchayets in Sheikhpura                        54

STD Code of Sheikhpura                           06431


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