Bihar

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Bihar
बिहार
State of India
Official seal of Bihar
Seal
A map showing us where the location of Bihar is in the Republic of India
A map showing us where the location of Bihar is in the Republic of India
Map of Bihar
Map of Bihar
Country India
RegionEast India
Government
 • LegislatureUnicameral (295* seats)
Area
 • Total99,200 km2 (38,300 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total103,804,637
Time zoneIST (UTC+05:30)
Official languagesHindi · English
^* 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. It is one of the poorest regions in India.

Provincial symbols of Bihar[change | change source]