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Geography of Jehanabad

Jehanabad may not have richest of flora and fauna or mineral, but it surely has other unique geographical features like innumerable rivers and uniquely extreme climate. Jehanabad city, the headquarters of Jehanabad district, is located exactly at the confluence of rivers Dardha and Yamuna. As for location of entire Jehanabad district is concerned, it is located 25-0’ to 25-15’ degree North latitude and 84-31’ to 85-15’ East Longitude. The neighboring districts of Jehanabad are Arwal in west, Nalanda in east, Gaya in south and Patna in North. The total land area of Jehanabad district is 1569 kms.

Geography of Jehanabad

Climate of Jehanabad

Jehanabad witnesses very extreme climate. This means it is extremely hot during summer, immensely cold during winter and experiences heavy rainfall during monsoon season. The average rainfall received during monsoon season is 1074.5 mm.

Rivers in Jehanabad

Many of the important rivers of Bihar pass through Jehanabad district. This includes important rivers like Sone, Phalgu, Dardha & Yamuna. Another river that deserves a special mention here is river Phalgu. Its an important river for people of Jehanabad because here many important religious festivals like Pind Dan and Chhath Puja are performed.

Land Utilization in Jehanabad

Land in Jehanabad is decently fertile, which is obviously of huge help to agriculture sector. The soil found here is very suitable for production of rice, wheat, sugarcane etc. As for land utilization is concerned, then agriculture obviously consumes bulk of land. The total area of Jehanabad is 1569 kms, which in terms of acres is 3,87,157 acres; out of which 2,67,833 acres of land is by agriculture. This is roughly 70% to 80% of land area. As for forest area is concerned, then it merely constitutes 0.5% of the total land area.

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