Araria is a city and a municipality in Araria district in the state of Bihar, India.
Araria is located at 26.15° N 87.52° E. It has an average elevation of 47 metres (154 feet).
Araria is situated at the southern part of Purnia and Madhepura in Bihar. Borders of Araria are surrounded by Nepal in northern side, Kishanganj in western side and Supaul at south-eastern side. The district came into existence by division of Purnia district on Makar-Sankranti day of 1990.
District border is adjacent to border of Nepal, so the district is important in terms of security.
Jogbani is the last point of Araria and after that Morang district of Nepal starts.
Both Rail and Road links are available. Araria contains two bus terminals one at "Zero Mile" and second in the city. Buses for most of the districts of Bihar are available as well as for internal villages and blocks too. NH 58 runs through the district.
Railways is in the form of [Broad-gauge].Which is newly built.This broad gauge service has been inaugurated by Union RLY Minister Mr.Laloo Prasad Yadav on 5th june 2008.Now tri weekly Trrains are available from Jogbani to Kolkata via Katihar.Katihar is a big and important junction from there trains to all important cities of India are available.
Railway Stations :Araria Court & Araria(R S)
Distance from Purnia : 42 Km.
Nearest Airport :Baghdogara, West Bengal
Distance from Nepal : 42 Km.
Health and medical fascility of this district is very poor, it's a pity that even after Araria formed as district in 1990, the District Hospital is in dilapidated state and most of the people of district go to nearby district Purnea for treatment. Now in field of health "health,society and Mission" is working.
As of 2001 India census, Araria had a population of 60,594. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Araria has an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 62% of the males and 38% of females literate. 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Araria has a total population of 16,11,638,with rural population of 15,09,360 and urban population of 1,02,278.Araria has a sizeable SC population of 2,20,148 and ST population of 20,819.