Araria - General Information

Araria is a city and a municipality in Araria district in the state of Bihar, India.

Araria - Geography

Araria is located at 26.15° N 87.52° E. It has an average elevation of 47 metres (154 feet). Araria is situated at the southern part of Purnia and Madhepura in Bihar. Borders of Araria are surrounded by Nepal in northern side, Kishanganj in western side and Supaul at south-eastern side. The district came into existence by division of Purnia district on Makar-Sankranti day of 1990. Jogbani is the last point of Araria and after that Morang district of Nepal starts.

Araria - Transportation

Both has both Rail and Road links. Buses for most of the districts of Bihar are available as well as for internal villages and blocks too. NH 58 runs through the district.
Nearest Airport: Bagdogra, West Bengal
Distance from Nepal: 42 Km.

Araria - Demographics

As of 2001 India census, Araria had a population of 60,594. Araria has an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%.