Araria is the administrative headquarters of Araria District
. It is a major center for agricultural trade in the district. Araria is situated 249 km north-east of Patna
Arariaís economy is mostly based on Agro based industries. Edible oil and rice mills form the staple industries of the district.
Nearest airport is at Patna. Araria Railway Station is on the
Jogbani line. By road, Araria is linked with Madhepura, Kishanganj and Purnia.