Facts About Patna

  • Patna is the capital and largest city of the state of Bihar in India.
  • Patna has an area of 250 square kilometres (97 sq mi).
  • Patna was founded in 490 BCE by the king of Magadha. Ancient Patna, known as Patliputra, was the capital of the Magadh Empire under the Haryanka, Nanda, Mauryan, Shunga, Gupta and Pala empires.
  • The Patna urban agglomeration is the 18th largest in India.
  • Patna serves as the seat of Patna High Court.
  • The modern city of Patna is situated on the southern bank of the river Ganges.
  • The Patna Golf Club was established on 21 March 1916 is one of the oldest golf course of India.
  • Patna hosted the first-ever woman’s Kabaddi world cup. It was held at the Patliputra Sports Complex, Kankarbagh from 1 to 4 March 2012.
  • The estimated population of Patna is 2.4 Million, as of 2020.
  • The Buddhist, Hindu and Jain pilgrimage centres of Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodh Gaya and Pawapuri are nearby and Patna City is also a sacred city for Sikhs as the tenth Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh was born here.
Interesting Facts About Patna
Interesting Facts About Patna

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