<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a town and a municipality
that is headquarters of Araria district
in the state
Araria is located at . It has an average elevation of 47 metres (154 feet
). Araria is situated at the northern part of Purnia
. Borders of Araria are surrounded by Nepal
in northern side, Kishanganj
in eastern side and Supaul
at south-west side. The district came into existence by division of Purnia district on Makar Sankranti
day of 1990. District border is adjacent to border of Nepal, so the district is important in terms of security. Jogbani
is the last point of Araria and after that Morang
district of Nepal starts.
Araria has rail, bus and road connections. NH 57
runs through the district.
Health and medical facilities are sparse in this area; residents go to Purnea
Arts and Business
The Hindi language writer Phanishwar Nath 'Renu'
was born in this district at Aurahi Hingna village where his family still lives. At present a magazine Parti Palar
is published there.
The movie Teesri Kasam
was shot in villages of Araria. It was Basu Bhattacharya
's film, based on Mare Gaye Gulfam
written by Phanishwar Nath 'Renu'
, starring Raj Kapoor
and Waheeda Rehman
The chairman of Sahara Group
, Subrata Roy
was born in Ashram muhhalla of the town.
Magician Salil Kumar Kundu who bills himself as Solyl Kundu, was born in Araria.... Read More