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Saharsa District

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Saharsa is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar, India. Saharsa town is the administrative headquarters of this district. Saharsa district is a part of the Kosi Division and it became a district on 1 April 1954 and has subsequently become smaller with other districts being carved from it, most notably Madhepura in 1981. Saharsa is located in the Mithila region, one of the earliest centres of Brahmanical civilisation in India.GeographySaharsa district occupies an area of 1687km2,Saharsa district is surrounded on the west by the river Kosi, which boasts an abundance of fish and makhana. Saharsa is famous for its varieties of mangoes and litchis.Saharsa district comprises the following Sub-Divisions: Saharasa Sadar and Simri Bakhtiyarpur.EconomyIn 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Saharsa one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 38 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).DemographicsAccording to the 2011 census Saharsa district has a population of 1,897,102, This gives it a ranking of 247th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 1125 PD/sqkm. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 25.79%. Saharsa has a sex ratio of 906 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 54.57%.
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