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About the District of Arwal


Arwal district is a part of Magadh division. It came into existence in September 2001 and was earlier part of Jehanabad district.


Latitude. - 25.25°, Longitude. - 84.6833333°

Timezone of Arwal is Asia/Calcutta

Arwal district is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India, and Arwal town is the administrative headquarters of this district.It was earlier part of Jehanabad District. Arwal has a population of 588,000. The five block divisions are Arwal, Kaler, Karpi, Kurtha and Suryapur Vanshi. Paddy, wheat and maize are the main crops.Nearest airport is at Patna and railway station is at Jehanabad. By road, Arwal is linked with Jehanabad, Patna and Aurangabad .It's headquarter is situated at Arwal which is approximately 80 KMs south from the state capital Patna. Arwal town is situated on the right side bank of the river Son, which is a tributary to the river Ganges.


The language spoken here is “MAGAHI”, a dialect of Hindi.


Arwal is situated 60 km south of Patna. The nearest airport is at Patna from where regular flights are available to all important towns and cities across the country. The nearest railway station is located at Jehanabad. By road, Arwal is efficiently linked with Jehanabad, Patna and Bhojpur


Arwal district is a predominantly agricultural district. The soil is highly fertile. This district is densely populated. Paddy, wheat, maize and pulses are the main agricultural crops raised by farmers in the district. Cane is also grown in some parts of the district.

Industrial Area

There is no any industry in this area .The agriculter is the main source of income in this area.


The climate of Arwal is of extreme nature, i.e. very hot in the summers and biting cold in the winters.

Land Utilization

The total land available in the district is 195966.08 acres. Forest coverage is very small. The net sown area available for cultivation is 129166.39 acres, which is 65.91% of the total available land.

Administration Structure

There is one sub-division and Five blocks in this district.