List of Districts in Bihar

By : Neha Dhyani

Updated : Jan 17, 2023, 7:19

There are 38 districts in Bihar in total, divided into 9 divisions for better administrative control. These districts are each headed by a District Magistrate (DM). Several other administrative officers assist the DM to look after the law and order situation in the districts. Each district in Bihar is divided further into subdivisions and Community Development blocks.

We have shared information about all the districts in Bihar here, along with the administrative divisions that they are in. Check out the complete list of districts in the state of Bihar here.

How Many Districts in Bihar?

As of 2023, there are 38 districts in Bihar. Divided into 9 administrative divisions. These districts are headed by a Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate, who is responsible for managing the situation of law and order in the districts. There have been no major changes in the number of Bihar districts in recent years.

Unlike other states in India, the number of districts in Bihar has been constant over the last many years. There has been no major public demand of adding any more districts in the state.

List of Districts in Bihar 2023

Here, we have shared detailed information about the Bihar districts, their population, and the area that they cover. Check out the important data related to the districts in Bihar in the table shared below

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Bihar Districts

Area Covered (km²)

Population (2011)

1

Araria

2,829

2,811,569

2

Arwal

637

699,000

3

Aurangabad

3,303

2,540,073

4

Banka

3,018

2,034,763

5

Begusarai

1,917

2,970,541

6

Bhagalpur

2,569

3,037,766

7

Bhojpur

2,473

2,728,407

8

Buxar

1,624

1,706,352

9

Darbhanga

2,278

3,937,385

10

East Champaran

3,969

5,099,371

11

Gaya

4,978

4,391,418

12

Gopalganj

2,033

2,562,012

13

Jamui

3,099

1,760,405

14

Jehanabad

1,569

1,125,313

15

Khagaria

1,486

1,666,886

16

Kishanganj

1,884

1,690,400

17

Kaimur

3,363

1,626,384

18

Katihar

3,056

3,071,029

19

Lakhisarai

1,229

1,000,912

20

Madhubani

3,501

4,487,379

21

Munger

1,419

1,367,765

22

Madhepura

1,787

2,001,762

23

Muzaffarpur

3,173

4,801,062

24

Nalanda

2,354

2,877,653

25

Nawada

2,492

2,219,146

26

Patna

3,202

5,838,465

27

Purnia

3,228

3,264,619

28

Rohtas

3,850

2,959,918

29

Saharsa

1,702

1,900,661

30

Samastipur

2,905

4,261,566

31

Sheohar

443

656,916

32

Sheikhpura

689

634,927

33

Saran

2,641

3,951,862

34

Sitamarhi

2,199

3,423,574

35

Supaul

2,410

2,229,076

36

Siwan

2,219

3,330,464

37

Vaishali

2,036

3,495,021

38

West Champaran

5,229

3,935,042

Districts in Bihar - Administrative Divisions

As mentioned earlier, all of the Bihar districts are divided into 9 administrative divisions for better control over the law and order within the districts. Check out the table shared below to find out which district in Bihar falls under which administrative division

Division

Bihar Districts

Patna

Bhojpur, Buxar, Kaimur, Patna, Rohtas, Nalanda

Saran

Saran, Siwan , Gopalganj

Tirhut

East Champaran, Muzaffarpur, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, Vaishali, West Champaran

Purnia

Araria, Katihar, Kishanganj, Purnia

Bhagalpur

Banka, Bhagalpur

Darbhanga

Darbhanga, Madhubani, Samastipur

Kosi

Madhepura, Saharsa, Supaul

Magadh

Arwal, Aurangabad, Gaya, Jehanabad, Nawada

Munger

Begusarai,Jamui, Khagaria, Munger, Lakhisarai, Sheikhpura

 

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FAQs on Districts in Bihar

Q1. How many districts in Bihar 2023 are there?

There are 38 districts in Bihar in 2023. These districts include Saharsa, Patna, Nawada, Nalanda, Kishanganj, Gopalganj, Buxar, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Araria, Arwal, Banka, West Champaran, Siwan, Vaishali, Saran, Supaul, Sitamarhi, Sheikhpura, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, etc.

Q2. What are the names of 38 districts in Bihar?

The names of 38 districts in Bihar are West Champaran, Siwan, Vaishali, Saran, Supaul, Sitamarhi, Sheikhpura, Saharsa, Patna, Nawada, Nalanda, Kishanganj, Gopalganj, Buxar, Bhojpur, Aurangabad, Araria, Arwal, Banka, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, East Champaran, etc.

Q3. Which is the biggest district in Bihar?

Patna is the biggest district in Bihar in terms of population. This district has a total area of 3,202 square kilometres and a population of 5,838,465 people (approx). On the other hand, the biggest district in Bihar in terms of area is West Champaran, which covers an area of 5,229 square kilometres.

Q4. Where can I find the list of districts in Bihar?

You can find the list of districts in Bihar here. We have shared details about the districts of Bihar, the total area that they cover and their total population. In addition, we have also included information about the administrative divisions that the Bihar districts are divided into.

Q5. Which is the smallest district in Bihar?

The smallest district in Bihar in terms of area is Sheohar. This district covers an area of only 443 square kilometres. However, surprisingly, this Bihar district has a very high population density. As per the 2011 population consensus, the total population of Sheohar is estimated to be 6.56 Lakhs.

Q6. Which are the top 5 districts in Bihar in terms of area?

The top 5 districts in Bihar in terms of area are West Champaran (5,229 square kilometres), Gaya (4,978 square kilometres), East Champaran (3,969 square kilometres), Rohtas (3,850 square kilometres), and Kaimur (3,363 square kilometres).