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Bihar is divided into 9 divisions and 37 districts, and has Patna as its capital. It has a very rich history, and is also an attraction for travelers and tourists.
There are various hotels to cater to the needs of tourists. The economy is mainly based on agricultural and trading activities. There have been some attempts to industrialize the state as well.

An oil refinery in Barauni, a scooter plant at Fatuha, a power plant at Muzaffarpur and some agriculture-based industries such as sugar and vegetable oil, have been established in Bihar. It is also known for its famous mines at Dhanbad.

The service sector comprises of Real estate, Mortgage and Insurance. Bodh Gaya, Nalanda, Rajgir Vaishali, Bhagalpur, Vikramsila and Sutanganj are a must visit for Buddhist pilgrims. All of these are very popular historical sites as well. Other admired historical sites are Pawapuri, Champaran and Sasaram

Bihar State Information

Date of formation26. Jan. 1950
GovernorD.Y. Patil
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Tourist attractionsRajgir, Nalanda, Vaishali, Pawapuri, Bodh Gaya, Vikramshila, Gaya, the ancient city of Patliputra
FestivalsChatth Puja, Sama-Chakeva, Nag Panchami
Major dance and music formsJat-Jatin dance of the Mithila region, Bidesia, the songs of Vidyapati, Chau Tribal dances
Arts and craftsMadhubani painting; Madhubani's marsh `sikki. grass is used to make baskets, toys, dolls etc; Sujini kantha embroidery is a specialisation of Bihar.
LanguagesHindi, Urdu, Santhali
Size94,163 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)104,099,452
RiversKosi, Ganga, Saryu, Gandak, Kamla, Panar, Saura, Pun-pun
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesValmiki NP, Rajgir WS, Bhimbandh WS, Gautam Buddha WS, Udayapur WS
State animalGaur
State birdIndian rollAt.,
State flowerKachnar
State treePeepal
Major cropsPaddy, wheat, maize
FactoidsA peepal or Bodhi tree in Bodh Gaya marks the spot where the Buddha achieved Enlightenment.
Nalanda University, a seat of Buddhist learning, was founded around the 5th century AD.
No. of District 38

Last Updated on : February 23, 2015