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Madhepura District

The district of Madhepura in Bihar is situated in the plains of river Koshi. It is bounded by Saharsa, Supaul, Purnia, Khagaria, Bhagalpur and Araria districts. Madhepura covers an area of 1,788 sq km and has a population of around one and a half million.

Madhepura District is historically important. The pillar of Maurya and a mosque of the time of Akbar at Uda-Kishunganj are some of the examples. The coins found in Sahugarh village are proof of the visit of Sikander Shah in those days.

The maximum temperature ranges from 35C to 40C in summer and 7C to 9C in winter. It receives an annual rainfall of about 1300 mm.

Madhepura is an agricultural district. It is linked with meter gauge rail of North-Eastern Railway.

Updated on 7th June, 2005

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