Population in Bihar

Population in Bihar is more than eighty two millions. The various statistics regarding Bihar's population are as follows:

  • Population of the city is 82.88 million
  • Density of population in Bihar is 880 per square kilometers.
  • Urban Population present in the state of Bihar is 10.47 %
  • Literacy Rate in Bihar goes as high as 47.53 %
  • Male Literacy among the population of the state is 60.32 %
  • Female Literacy rate in the state is however low and goes up to 33.57 %
  • Sex Ratio study indicates that there are 92 females for every 100 males in the population of Bihar.
The population in Bihar consists chiefly of the Hindus and the Muslims. The rest of the population includes Christians, Sikhs, Jains and Buddhists. The state of Bihar can be divided into several Circuits like the Buddhist Circuit, Jain Circuit, Sufi Circuit and so on. This division is indicative of the composition of the different religious communities in Bihar.

The chief languages spoken by the population in Bihar are Hindi, Urdu and English. Here you will find the people using their own regional languages as well. The chief dialects are:

  • Bhojpuri in the districts of Champaran (East and West), Saran, and Shahabad.
  • Magahi in central Bihar, that means in the districts of Patna, Gaya and Bihar.
  • Maithili in the north-east, that means in the districts of Muzaffarpur, Vaishali, Darbhanga, Samastipur, Saharsa, Purnia and
  • Bhagalpur.
The people in Bihar are known to the history of India from the very ancient times. You will find the mention of various places of Bihar in the great Indian epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. The population at Bihar is well known for their significant role in the movement for the independence of their Nation. They have always been the people with great courage and faith.

Last Updated on 14 June 2013