Geographical Area of the District: 193,855 Hectares.
Latitude: 25020' to 26030' North
Longitude: 8707' to 88019' East
Total No of Blocks: 7
Total No of Revenue Villages: 126
The Population of district according to the 2001 census is 12.94 lakhs, which constitutes about1.1% population of the state of Bihar.
Decadal growth rate (1991-2001) is 31.54%.
About 91 % of the population of the district lives in rural areas;
The sex ratio of district is 940 female per thousand male.
The early age for marriage for females is 15-18 yrs in rural & urban areas.
The literacy level is lowest at 18.49% for females and for males is 31.02%.
Density per sq km is 687
Crude Birth Rate is 39.0
Kishanganj District is Ranked 588 out of 590 districts in the country on RCH Composite Index 1998-99.
Infant mortality rate is 54
Maternal mortality rate: 2.87
The RCH 98-99 has revealed poor nutrition & health status. About 95.4% children were underweight.
There is high prevalence of STI/RTI symptoms among females (35.7% RCH Survey 1998-99).
Kishanganj is easily accessible by train and road and air. All the major trains including Rajdhani stops here. The Baghdogra airport is less than 2Hrs. drive from Kishanganj.The NH 31 connects Kishanganj to all major routes.
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