Geography of ArrahArrah with geographical position 25.34°N and 84.40°E is located in Bihar. The foremost rivers flowing through the city are Ganges and the Sone River. The complete band of land flanked by the river Ganga on the northern territory and the chief Rail network of Eastern Railway on the south is enormously lush and fertile with deposits from the Holy Ganges. This perhaps makes the region incredibly fit for agricultural activities and this expanse is regarded as to the finest wheat-growing district in the state of Bihar. The city is the administrative headquarters for Bhojpur district.
The present district of Bhojpur came into subsistence in 1992. Previously this district was under the administration of old Sahabad district. In 1972 Sahabad region was split into two districts namely Rohtas and Bhojpur. Buxar, famous for the “Battle of Buxar” was a part of old Bhojpur district. In 1992, Buxar turned into another district and rest came under Bhojpur district which at present has three sub-divisions namely Ara Sadar,Jagdishpur and Piro.
Climate of ArrahThe typical weather conditions of the city of moderately extreme type. The warm weather conditions begins in the mid of March, when scorching winds start in on to propel all through the day. The months of April and May are tremendously hot. The region experiences utmost downpour for the period of the months of July and August. The average rain-fall, in the typical circumstances, witnessed in these months is in the propinquity of 300 mm. The region gets storm from June to September, which carry’s drizzle. The region experiences moderate precipitation in October although the coming few months are quite dry. Winter commences from the month of November andcontinues till March. January is the coldest month when temperature drops down as low as 10 degree centigrade.
Irrigation Conveniences in ArrahThe rivers Sone and Ganges which bounds the city are the persistent supply of surface water. They present irrigation to main segment of farming lands. Ordinary wells also serve as an excellent source of water for irrigational activities. The government has however put in place a canal system on the Sone river with an objective to include more land for agricultural activities. The city is experiencing a swift development in the Horticulture and orchards sector. The rapid growth of industrialization and Government subsidiary has paved way for improved growth in terms of increased employment generation contributing to the Gross Domestic Product of the State.
Geography of Arrah at GlanceState: Bihar
Metropolitan Area: 49 sq. km.
Languages spoken: Hindi, Urdu and Bhojpuri
Average Elevation: 190 m (620 ft)
Latitude: 25 degree 11 minutes North
Longitude : 85 degrees 32 minutes East
Winter temperature: 30°C - 10°C
Summer temperature: 30°C - 40°C
Average Rainfall: 300 mm
Major Rivers: Sone River, Ganga River