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Purnia (Purnea) District : Bihar

About District


Purnia has an area of 3,202 square km and the total population of 32,64,619 as per Census 2011. It is a level, depressed tract of country, consisting for the most part of a rich, loamy soil of alluvial formation. It is traversed by several rivers flowing from the Himalayas, which afford great advantages of irrigation and water-carriage. Its major rivers are the Kosi, the Mahananda, the Suwara Kali and the Koli. In the west the soil is thickly covered with sand deposited by changes in the course of the Kosi. Among other rivers are the Mahananda and the Panar.Its major agricultural products are jute and banana. Purnia district has 4 subdivisions, 14 blocks and 1296 revenue villages. Purnea is famous for its uniquely designed Ramakrishna Mission where Durga Puja in the month of April is celebrated with due devotion and honour. Purnea is also famous for the oldest temple of Mata Puran Devi, which is hardly 5 km away from the main city.The city also has the Darghah of Hazrat Mustafa Jamalul Haque Bandagi, Chimni Baza.The 'Dargah and Khanquah Alia Mustafia' is located hardly 7 km away from main city. It is also famous for spirituality,communal harmony and Suffism.

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