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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Araria is a town and a municipality that is headquarters of Araria district in the state of Bihar, India.


Araria is located at . It has an average elevation of 47&nbsp;metres (154&nbsp;feet). Araria is situated at the northern part of Purnia and Madhepura in Bihar. 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 for treatment.

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....
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