• Purnea district is one of the thirty-eight administrative districts of Bihar state.
  • Purnea district is a part of Purnea division.
  • Purnea is bounded by the districts of Araria, Katihar, Bhagalpur, Kishanganj, Madhepura and Saharsa and district of West Dinajpur of West Bengal.
  • The major rivers flowing through Purnea are Kosi, Mahananda, Suwara Kali, Koli and Panar. Purnea district extends northwards from river Ganges.
  • Purnia has seen three districts partitioned off from its territory: Katihar in 1976, and Araria and Kishanganj in 1990.
  • Purnea with its highest rainfall in Bihar and its moderate climate has earned the soubriquet of ‘Poor’s man’s Darjeeling’.


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At a Glance

Area: 3229 Sq. Km. Population: 32,64,619       
Language: Hindi                Villages: 1226
Male: 16,99,370 Female: 15,65,249

District Magistrate

DM & Collector Kundan Kumar, I.A.S.
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