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Buxar
Buxar
is a city in the state of Bihar
Bihar
in the eastern part of India bordering eastern Uttar Pradesh. It is the headquarters of Buxar District. The Battle of Buxar
Battle of Buxar
and Battle of Chausa were fought in the vicinity.[1][2][3] Buxar
Buxar
Railway Station lies on Patna–Mughalsarai section of Howrah–Delhi main line. Demography[edit] As of 2011[update] India
India
census,[4] Buxar
Buxar
had a population of 102,861. Males constitute 52.65% of the population and females 47.35%. Buxar has an average literacy rate of 79.77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 87% and female literacy of 65%. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. Geography Buxar district
Buxar district
occupies an area of 1,703 square kilometres (658 sq mi), comparatively equivalent to Australia's Bathurst Island. Mythology It is said that Ahilya, the wife of Gautam Rishi restored her human body from that of stone and got salvation by a mere touch of the feet of Lord Rama. This place is now known as Ahirauli, and is situated six kilometers away from Buxar. Battle of Buxar
Battle of Buxar
The Battle of Buxar
Battle of Buxar
was fought on 22 October 1764 between the forces under the command of the British East India Companyled by Hector Munro and the combined armies of Mir Qasim, the Nawab of Bengal; the Nawab of Awadh; and the Mughal Emperor Shah Alam II.[4] The battle fought at Buxar, a "small fortified town" within the territory of Bengal, located on the banks of the Ganges river about 130 kilometres (81 mi) west of Patna, was a decisive victory for the British East India
India
Company. Chhath The Chhath Puja is dedicated to the Sun and his wife Usha in order to thank them for bestowing the bounties of life on earth and to request the granting of certain wishes. The Jeet, considered as the god of energy and of the life-force, is worshiped during the Chhath festival to promote well-being, prosperity and progress. In Hinduism, Sun worship is believed to ensure the longevity and prosperity of family members, friends, and elders.

Historical populations

Year Pop. ±%

1911 11,309 —    

1921 10,098 −10.7%

1931 13,449 +33.2%

1941 14,879 +10.6%

1951 18,087 +21.6%

1961 23,068 +27.5%

1971 31,691 +37.4%

1981 42,952 +35.5%

1991 55,753 +29.8%

2001 83,168 +49.2%

2011 102,861 +23.7%

"District Census
Census
Handbook Part A - Buxar" (PDF). Census
Census
of India. p. 731. 

See also[edit]

Buxar
Buxar
district List of cities in Bihar

References[edit]

Wikisource
Wikisource
has the text of the 1911 Encyclopædia Britannica article Buxar.

^ http://www.mapsofindia.com/history/battles/battle-of-buxar.html ^ https://www.britannica.com/event/Battle-of-Baksar ^ https://www.telegraphindia.com/1151027/jsp/bihar/story_49751.jsp#.WMNcKfnyuM8 ^ " Census
Census
of Buxar". Census
Census
of India. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 

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Patna
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Buxar
Buxar
district

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Patna
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on Sone Koath Nokha Sasaram Tilouthu

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Bihar
Bihar
Sharif Hilsa Ekangarsarai Islampur Pawapuri Rajgir Silao Ha

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