Samastipur

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Samastipur (Hindi: समस्तीपुर) is a city and a municipality in Samastipur district in the Indian state of Bihar. It is headquarters of the Samastipur district.It is situated on the banks of Budhi Gandak and Ganges River.

Demographics

census, Samastipur had a population of 55,590. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Samastipur has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is at 78%, and female literacy is at 66%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Important personalities

Samastipur is the birth place of the famous Kisan leader and freedom fighter Pandit Yamuna Karjee. He was a resident of Pusa, Samastipur and was associated with Swami Sahajanand Saraswati in the Kisan Movement during the freedom struggle. There were several other well known leaders from Samastipur district who had occupied ministerial post in the Government of India after the independence. Among them Karpuri Thakur rose to become the Chief Minister of Bihar. Some other known personalities from Samastipur include Vidyapati, Udayanacharya, Bihar Kokila singer Padmashri Sharda Sinha and Shri Nand Kishore Sharma

Economy

Samastipur is an administrative centre for the East Central Railway headed by Divisional Railway Manager Shri Satya Prakash Trivedi. East Central Railway-Source-Government of India There are several industries and small scale industries which...
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