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Arwal is located in Bihar
Location in Bihar, India
Arwal is located in India
Arwal (India)
Arwal is located in Asia
Arwal (Asia)
Coordinates: 25°15′N 84°41′E / 25.25°N 84.68°E / 25.25; 84.68
 • OfficialHindi[1]
 • Additional officialUrdu[1]
 • RegionalMagahi[2]
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-BR
Son River Arwal Bihar

Arwal town is the administrative headquarters of Arwal district in Bihar state of India. It was earlier part of Jehanabad district. The district as formed to control the naxalism in the area. District was formed from the area of two near by districts i.e. Jehanabad and Aurangabad. Arwal has a population of 588,000. Arwal, the district headquarters is approximately 80 km south from the state capital Patna. Arwal town is situated on the right side bank of the river Son, which is a tributary to the River Ganges. [3]


Arwal is located at 25°15′N 84°41′E / 25.25°N 84.68°E / 25.25; 84.68. It has an average elevation of 67 metres (220 ft).[4] The district headquarters is in Arwal near river (Sone). The state capital, Patna is 65 km to the north.


The official languages are Hindi and Urdu.[1] The regional language spoken here is Magahi.[2]


In March 2008 the Bihar government approved the construction of a bridge across the Son River at a cost of Rs. 9,742 lakhs[5] from Arwal to Sahar in Bhojpur district. The economy of Arwal depends on agriculture only. Most of the population resides in villages and are farmers. The entire district is well irrigated due to the proper arrangement of canals, except area like kurtha wanshi and karpi. There is no existence of any industry or other business centre.[6]


Arwal District Population.[7]

Total Rural Urban
Person 699563 699563 0
Male 362945 362945 0
Female 336618 336618 0


NH 110 links Arwal to Bihar Sharif on NH 31. National Highway 139 (old- NH 98) passes through Arwal connecting Aurangabad to Patna. The nearest railway station is Jehanabad (JHD) at 35 km and Anugraha Narayan Road railway station (AUBR)at 60 km.

Notable people


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  3. ^ "Arwal Bihar Pin code". Retrieved 19 March 2014.
  4. ^ "Arwal, India Page". Bihar. Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 10 March 2009.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 12 December 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Arwal Sahar bridge on Sone to come soon". Jai Bihar. Archived from the original on 15 December 2008. Retrieved 10 March 2009.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 November 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)