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Saran District,Bihar

Saran District is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India. The district, part of Saran Division, is also known as Chhapra district after the headquarters of the district, Chhapra.

History
Hathwa Raj was a zamindar in the Saran Division of Bihar belonging to Bhumihar Brahmins, which encompassed 1,365 villages, was inhabited by more than 391,000 people, and produced an annual rental of almost a million rupees.
Geography
Saran district occupies an area of 2,641 square kilometres (1,020 sq mi),equivalent to Drenthe province in the Netherlands.
Economy
It is one of the 38 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
Languages
Languages include Bhojpuri, a tongue in the Bihari language group with almost 40 000 000 speakers, written in both the Devanagari and Kaithi scripts.[7]
Divisions
Sub Divisions
Saran District comprises three Sub-divisions:

  • Chhapra
  • Marhaura
  • Sonepur
  • Blocks: Chapra, Manjhi, Dighwara, Rivilganj, Parsa, Baniapur, Amnaur, Taraiya, Sonepur, Garkha, Ekma, Dariyapur, Jalalpur, Marhaura, Masarakh, Maker, Nagra, Panapur, Eisuapur, Lahladpur, Jantabazar
  • Culture
    Saran district is very rich in cultural activities. Cultural festivals are organised in Sonepur during the month of Kartik.
    Notable personalities

  • Bhikhari Thakur
  • Jayaprakash Narayan
  • Rajendra Prasad