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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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Golghar

The Golghar or Gol Ghar (Hindi: गोलघर), ("Round house"), located to the west of the Gandhi Maidan. It is a granary built by Captain John Garstin, in 1786. After the devastating famine of 1770, which killed nearly 10 million people in regions of Bengal, Bihar and modern day Bangladesh, Warren Hastings, then Governor-General of India, ordered the construction of this beehive shaped structure for the purpose of storing grains for the British Army. It was conceived and built by Captain John Garstin, an engineer with the East India Company, and has a storage capacity of 140000 tons, it construction was completed on 20 July 1786.

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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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Shekhar Suman

Shekhar Suman (born 14 June 1960, Patna, India) is an Indian film actor and a television personality. Shekhar Suman married Alka Kapoor on May 4, 1984 and they have a son, Adhyayan Suman is a Bollywood film actor. Shekhar is constructing a hospital in Patna in the late memory of his eldest son, Aayush,who died of a heart ailment when he was nine.

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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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