Sheohar is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district headquarters are located at Sheohar, and the district is a part of Tirhut Division. This district was carved out of Sitamarhi district in 1994.
The district occupies an area of 443 km² and has a population of 514,288 (as of 2001).
This district has mixed population of Hindus and Muslims. Agriculture is the main stay. It is one of the most flood affected district in Bihar. Dekuli is a holy place popular for ancient temple of lord shiva.
Sheohar is around 150 km in the north and east from Patna, the capital of Bihar. The buses to Sheohar passes through Muzaffarpur. It is 55 km from Muzaffarpur. Sheohar is connected to the adjoining districts(East Champaran headquartered at Motihari, Muzaffarpur, Sitamarhi) by road. Sitamarhi lies to the east of Sheohar. To the west is East Champaran. And to the south-east is Muzaffarpur. There are no railways connecting these districts.
The main occupation of the people of this district is agriculture. All types of crops are produced. Varieties of rice, wheat, and a number of rabbi crops are produced.
The nearest airports are :
Jaiprakash Narayan International Airport, Patna (174 km)
Gaya International Airport, Gaya (~244 km)
The nearest railhead: Sitamarhi.
Local Transport: Auto-rickshaws, Cycle-Rickshaws, Tangas, Bus. Locals use bicycles, scooters, motor cycles
Tourist Season: October to March.
Clothing: Light cotton in summer and heavy woolen in winter (specially during November to January). It is very cold in winter and very hot in summer.
Weather in Sheohar: Weather in Sheohar
Facts and figures :
Date of formation: 06-10-1994
Area: 443 Sq. km
Latitude: 260 2N
Longitude: 850 3 E
Population (2001): 5,14,288
Population density: 1161 Per Sq. km
Sex Ratio: 896
Literacy Rate: 37.01%
STD Code: 06222
Blocks: Sheohar, Tariyani, Piprahi, Dumri-katsari.
In this district basically Hindu and Muslim population exists.
As of 2001 India census, Araria had a population of 60,594. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Araria has an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 62% of the males and 38% of females literate. 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.