Formed in 1972, Gopalganj, on the
National Highway 28
, is the district headquarters of Gopalganj District
. Agriculture is the main occupation here.
Gopalganj is 114 km from Patna. Other nearby cities and towns are Barka Gaon and Hathwa to the west, Sasamusa to the north and Chatia and Barauli to the east and Barharia to the south.
Patna Airport is the nearest airport. Gopalganj Railway Station serves the town.