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Sheohar district,Bihar

Sheohar is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district headquarters are located at Sheohar, and the district is a part of Tirhut Division. This district was carved out of Sitamarhi district in 1994. Eminent Hindi Novelist, Dr.Bhagwati Sharan Mishra was the first District magistrate of Sheohar.

The district occupies an area of 443 km² and has a population of 514,288 (as of 2001).
This district has mixed population of Hindus and Muslims. Agriculture is the main stay. It is one of the most flood affected district in Bihar. Due to over flooding of the Bagmati and Budhi Gandak rivers. Dekuli (Dhancoul) is a holy place popular for ancient temple of lord Shiva.
As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Bihar (out of 39), after Sheikhpura

Geography
Sheohar district occupies an area of 349 square kilometres (135 sq mi). It is bounded by three districts from north and east Sitamarhi, from west East Champaran and from south Muzaffarpur.
Economy
The main occupation of the people of this district is agriculture. All types of crops are produced. Varieties of rice, wheat, and a number of rabbi crops are produced.

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sheohar one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the 36 districts in Bihar currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).

Sub-divisions
The district comprises only one sub-division,namely, Sheohar, which is further divided into five blocks: Sheohar, Tariyani, Piprahi, Dumri-katsari, Purnahiya.
Culture
Tourist Season : October to March.
Festivals :Chhat, Durga Pooja, Eid al Fitra, Eid al Adha, Holi, Diwali and Christmas.
Politicians

  • Thakur Jugal Kishore Sinha [Freedom-Fighter & Member.1st Lok-Sabha, Father of Cooperative movement in Bihar]
  • Ram Dulari Sinha [Freedom-Fighter, Former Union Minister & Former Governor]
  • Dr. Madhurendra Kumar Singh [Senior Congress Leader]
  • Rama Devi, Member of Parliament B.J.P.
  • Raghunath jha Former Minister & Founder of sheohar district