Bihar

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Bihar
بہار
State of India
Mountain of Ashrams, near Sena Village.

Seal
A map showing us where the location of Bihar is in the Republic of India
Map of Bihar
Country  India
Region East India
Government
 • Legislature Unicameral (295* seats)
Area
 • Total 99,200 km2 (38,300 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 103,804,637
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Official languages Bihari · Urdu language

^*  294 elected, 1 nominated

Bihar is a state in the Republic of India, covering an area of 38,202 mi² (99,200 km²). It is bigger than Hungary but smaller than South Korea. The capital is Patna. Bihar is bordered by the Indian states of Uttar Pradesh to the west, Jharkhand to the south, and West Bengal to the east. To the north of Bihar is the country of Nepal. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the East Indian zone.

Divisions of Bihar[change | change source]

Provincial symbols of Bihar[change | change source]

Religions in Bihar
Religion Percent
Islam
  
20.05%
Hinduism
  
79%
Buddhism and Jainism
  
0.5%