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Visit Giant Buddhist Stupa in Lauriya-Nandangarh of West Champaran
Visit Giant Buddhist Stupa in Lauriya-Nandangarh of West Champaran
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PM Modi attends wedding reception of Digvijaya Singh
PM Modi attends wedding reception of Digvijaya Singh's son
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Tribals not allowed in ancestral forest
Tribals not allowed in ancestral forest
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About Motihari - Presented By Sunil Srivastava
About Motihari - Presented By Sunil Srivastava
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Thousands affected in Bihar flood, evacuation on
Thousands affected in Bihar flood, evacuation on
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ACCIDENT BRAKING NEWS:At least 9 killed as Rapti Ganga Express rams autorickshaw in Bihar
ACCIDENT BRAKING NEWS:At least 9 killed as Rapti Ganga Express rams autorickshaw in Bihar
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Pensions Disabled
Pensions Disabled
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Exclusive: India loses land to Nepal
Exclusive: India loses land to Nepal
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Why Does Development Always Displace?
Why Does Development Always Displace?
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Thousands affected in Bihar flood
Thousands affected in Bihar flood
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NREGA in Bihar: No work, no payments
NREGA in Bihar: No work, no payments
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Dudhamathia
Dudhamathia
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TV9 Special : "Viraat Ramayan Mandir" - Full
TV9 Special : "Viraat Ramayan Mandir" - Full
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Thousands affected by floods as rivers overflow in Bihar
Thousands affected by floods as rivers overflow in Bihar
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CMDRR Final1_mpeg2video.flv
CMDRR Final1_mpeg2video.flv
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Dudhamathia
Dudhamathia
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Idol theft on rise in Bagha temples; priests suspect smuggling
Idol theft on rise in Bagha temples; priests suspect smuggling
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Improving connectivity from dalit settlements to main roads - #CommunityDriven #NREGA
Improving connectivity from dalit settlements to main roads - #CommunityDriven #NREGA
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CCTV Cameras-Spy Cameras-Pen Camera  in Tamilnadu  Mumbai Banglore 09961119643 (whatsapp)
CCTV Cameras-Spy Cameras-Pen Camera in Tamilnadu Mumbai Banglore 09961119643 (whatsapp)
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Bulletin # 5 - 45 feared drowned as boat capsizes July 02
Bulletin # 5 - 45 feared drowned as boat capsizes July 02 '10
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 1.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 1.The villages of India.
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Few teachers and no toilets in middle school
Few teachers and no toilets in middle school
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Dr Ajay Kumar Ojha in Bakhari Bazaar, a Tharu Tribe Village of West Champaran Bihar India
Dr Ajay Kumar Ojha in Bakhari Bazaar, a Tharu Tribe Village of West Champaran Bihar India
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Nepal Earthquake over 1100 killed  2015
Nepal Earthquake over 1100 killed 2015
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Button Camera Sample video Quality Damaru Markeitng Video  Audio Recording
Button Camera Sample video Quality Damaru Markeitng Video Audio Recording
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Bettiah setting an example of "Together We Can"
Bettiah setting an example of "Together We Can"
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Maoists attack Railway network; indian Govt. sitting ducks
Maoists attack Railway network; indian Govt. sitting ducks
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 10.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 10.The villages of India.
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Train hits autorickshaw in India
Train hits autorickshaw in India
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 2.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 2.The villages of India.
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 9.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 9.The villages of India.
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 11.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 11.The villages of India.
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 7.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 7.The villages of India.
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Rain fury in North India, 10 killed in UP, flood alert in Bihar
Rain fury in North India, 10 killed in UP, flood alert in Bihar
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 3.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 3.The villages of India.
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 8.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 8.The villages of India.
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 4.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 4.The villages of India.
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 5.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 5.The villages of India.
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Do Shatru (1980) Part 6.The villages of India.
Do Shatru (1980) Part 6.The villages of India.
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How India Communicates
How India Communicates
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20 killed as train hits autorickshaw in Bihar
20 killed as train hits autorickshaw in Bihar
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Maoists leader rejects indian Govt
Maoists leader rejects indian Govt's desperate plea for talks
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TV9 Special : "Kendarada Duddu Gungala Jatare" - Full
TV9 Special : "Kendarada Duddu Gungala Jatare" - Full
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nagpanchmi mela of mathia village west champaran bihar
nagpanchmi mela of mathia village west champaran bihar
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nyk, west champaran
nyk, west champaran
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MANUAPUL, BETTIAH , WEST CHAMPARAN (BIHAR)
MANUAPUL, BETTIAH , WEST CHAMPARAN (BIHAR)
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16/10/14   Skymet Weather Report For India
16/10/14 Skymet Weather Report For India
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somgarh pokhra par ki bhagwati mata village somgarh sathi west champaran bihar
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7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, 876 killed, triggers Mt Everest avalanche
7.9 magnitude earthquake hits Nepal, 876 killed, triggers Mt Everest avalanche
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Konhara Ghat of Gandaki River : Bihar
Konhara Ghat of Gandaki River : Bihar
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West Champaran district
पश्चिमी चंपारण ज़िला,مغربی چمپارن
District of Bihar
Location of West Champaran district in Bihar
Location of West Champaran district in Bihar
Country India
State Bihar
Administrative division Tirhut
Headquarters Bettiah
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Paschim Champaran, Valmiki Nagar
 • Assembly seats Valmiki Nagar, Ramnagar, Narkatiaganj, Bagaha, Lauriya, Nautan, Chanpatia, Bettiah, Sikta
Area
 • Total 5,229 km2 (2,019 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,922,780
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 58.06 per cent
 • Sex ratio 906
Major highways NH 28B
Website Official website

West Champaran (Hindi: पश्चिम चंपारण ज़िला, Urdu: مغرِبی چمپارن ضلعMaġribī Čaṃpāraṇ Zilā) is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. It is a part of Tirhut Division [1] (Tirhut). The district headquarters are located at Bettiah.

West Champaran is known for its fluid border with Nepal. It is located just 60 km (37 mi) west of Birgunj in Nepal, where people can shop for Chinese, Korean and Japanese goods. Many people visit Nepal to celebrate birthdays and New Year's Eve. Nepal gets good business from this area. Students of Champaran are brilliant and many are officers in Indian government.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

West Champaran district occupies an area of 5,228 square kilometres (2,019 sq mi),[2] comparatively equivalent to Canada's Amund Ringnes Island.[3]

Flora and fauna[edit]

In 1989 West Champaran district became home to Valmiki National Park, which has an area of 336 km2 (129.7 sq mi).[4] It is also home to two wildlife sanctuaries: Valkimi (adjacent to its namesake national park) and Udaypur Wildlife Sanctuary.[4]

Sub-Divisions[edit]

West Champaran district comprises the following Sub-Divisions: Bettiah, Bagaha, and Narkatiaganj.

Blocks: Bettiah, Sikta, Mainatand, Chanpattia, Bairia, Lauria, Bagaha - 1, Bagaha - 2, Madhubani, Gaunaha, Narkatiaganj, Manjhaulia, Nautan, Jogapatti, Ramnagar, Thakraha, Bhitaha, Piprasi

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census West Champaran district has a population of 3,922,780,[5] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[6] or the US state of Oregon.[7] This gives it a ranking of 63rd in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 750 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,900/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 28.89%.[5] Pashchim Champaran has a sex ratio of 906 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 58.06%.[5] Muslim education in deoraj (Lauriya block) is 87.12% which is highest in bihar in a particular region.

Connectivity[edit]

The district is well connected by roads and railways to all major cities.

Languages[edit]

Languages include Bhojpuri, a tongue in the Bihari language group with almost 40 000 000 speakers, written in both the Devanagari and Kaithi scripts.[8]

Culture[edit]

The city inherits a very rich culture. It is the birthplace of famous poet Gopal Singh Nepali. Mahatma Gandhi started the Satyagraha movement from here in 1917 along with prominent nationalists Rajendra Prasad, Anugrah Narayan Sinha and Brajkishore Prasad.

Notable personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://tirhut-muzaffarpur.bih.nic.in
  2. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Bihar: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1118–1119. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  3. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 1998-02-18. Retrieved 2011-10-11. Amund Ringnes Island 5,255km2 
  4. ^ a b Indian Ministry of Forests and Environment. "Protected areas: Bihar". Retrieved September 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est. 
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Oregon 3,831,074 
  8. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bhojpuri: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 

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