Information about Bihar

State Information
ISO Code BR
Vehicle Code BR
Capital Patna
Largest City Patna
Formation Date Jan 26, 1950 (67 years ago)
Population 104,099,452
Area 99,200 km2
Official Languages Hindi
Other Official Languages Urdu
Information about the name Bihar
Name in State Language बिहार (Hindi)
Meaning of the name Monastery
Additional Information From Sankrit Vihara ("Buddhist monastery"). Foreign invaders often used abandoned viharas as military cantonments; the word Bihar may have come from the large number of viharas thus used in the area.
Information about Chief Minister of Bihar
Name of the Chief Minister Nitish Kumar
Chief Minister since Feb 22, 2015 (2 years ago)
Party Name Janata Dal (United)
Information about Governor of Bihar
Name of the Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi
Governor since Jun 22, 2017 (1 month ago)