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Patna is the capital of the Indian state of Bihar, and its most populous city and also the second most populous city of Eastern India. It is the administrative, industrial and educational centre of the state. Patna is one of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world. Ancient Patna, known as Pataliputra, was the capital of the Magadha Empire under the Haryanka, Nanda, Mauryan, Sunga, Gupta and Pala.

Pataliputra was a seat of learning and fine arts. Its population during the Maurya period (around 300 BCE) was about 400,000.

The modern city of Patna is situated on the southern bank of the Ganges. The city also straddles the rivers Sone, Gandak and Punpun. The city is approximately 35 km long and 16 km to 18 km wide.

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Primary building of St. Xavier's

St. Xavier's High School, Patna (often abbreviated: SXS Patna) (Devanagari: सेंट ज़ेवियर्स हाई स्कूल, पटना) is a private, coed, college-preparatory high school, in the neighborhood of Gandhi Maidan. Founded in 1940 is the oldest Jesuit school in the city of Patna, established by missionaries from the American Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus. It is named after St. Francis Xavier, a Spanish Jesuit saint of the 16th century, who travelled to India. The independent, non-diocesan school is operated by the Patna Province of the Society of Jesus. St. Xavier's is located in the heart of the city of Patna. St. Xavier's Alumni Association, known as SXAA is the country's one of the oldest alumni associations, which boasts of over 3,500 members, some of them very famous names.

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Kargil Chowk is a War memorial. It was established in year 2000, near by Gandhi Maidan. It is dedicated to the soldiers from Bihar & Jharkhand who had sacrificed their lives in the Kargil War in 1999.


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Prakash Jha


Prakash Jha (Hindi: प्रकाश झा) (born 27 February 1952) is an Indian film producer-director-screenwriter, who is most known for his political and socio-political films such as Damul (1984), Mrityudand (1997), Gangaajal (2003), Apaharan (2005) and multistarrer hit movie Rajneeti (2010). He is also the maker of National Film Award winning documentaries like, Face After Storm (1984) and Sonal (2002).

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  • ...Patna has the world's longest free WiFi zone which covers a 20 km stretch. TOI
  • ...that Patna,capital of Bihar is second in terms of ease of starting a business,according to a World Bank ranking announced in 2009.
  • ...Patna,Capital of Bihar, has been ranked as 21st fastest growing city in the world and 5th fastest growing city in India,by City Mayors Foundation.Citymayors
  • ...Patna has the lowest percentage of slum population (0.25%) among the Indian cities. Citymayors

Kankarbagh

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Kankarbagh is a neighbourhood and residential posh area in Patna. Once touted as Asia's largest colony, is now one of the largest colonies of Asia and population wise it is Asia second largest colony. Kankarbagh colony, or garden of kankar (stone chips) is spread in an area of around 900 acres. This colony is divided sector wise. In K'bagh one can also find small parks in almost all the colonies and blocks. There is sports complex also in this colony, known as Patliputra Sports Complex. Kankarbagh Circle covers 11 Wards of Patna Municipal Corporation, ward number being 29-35, 44-46 and 55. The main area covered under this circle is New ByPass road area, Kankarbagh road area, Chirayyar railways bridge area, Gandhi setu road area and Saidpur area.

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