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.
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
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.
West - Nalanda & Nawada district
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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
The district is a part of erstwhile Magadh empire and proudly follows rich culture of Magadh. Languages used in the district include Hindi . Urdu, Magadhi, an Indo-Aryan language written in the Devanagari script,
गिरिहिंडा पहाड, शेखपुरा को प्रकृति का अमूल्य वरदान हैं । इस पहाड की ऊंचाई लगभग 500 फीट है, जिसकी चोटी पर एक शिव मंदिर है । इसकी चोटी से नीचे देखने पर टेढी - मेढी नदियों के उजले रेत, बागीचों एवं उपवनों की झुरमुटे तथा लह-लहाते खेत अत्यंत ही मनोहर प्राकृतिक दृश्य उपस्थित करता है । जिला प्रशासन द्वारा इसे पर्यटक स्थल के रूप में विकसित करने हेतु इसके चोटी पर बाल उद्धान, कैंन्टीन, फब्बारा, हाई मास्ट लाईट तथा इसकी चोटी पर मोटरवाहन द्वारा पहुंचने हेतु 2200 फीट लम्बे पक्के सडक का निर्माण कराया गया है ।
Tripurai Temple famous in Akhara Village which is situated in Chewara Block. You reach Akhara Village via two route via chewara city and Ariyari ,Situated 14 km from sheikhpura.
Bihar became the first state in India to have separate web page for every city and village in the state on its website www.brandbihar.com (Now www.brandbharat.com)
See the record in Limca Book of Records 2012 on Page No. 217