Saharsa District in Bihar
occupies an area of 1,696 sq km and has a population of 2.5 million. There are two subdivisions Saharsa Sadar and
. The district is divided into seven blocks namely Saharsa Sadar, Menhasari, Simri Bhaktiyarpur,
, and Salkhua. Its headquarters is at Saharsa
The Kosi, known as the river of sorrow, is the main river. Paddy is the main crop. A jute factory is also located here. Ugratara temple at Maheshi is the prominent attraction.