East Champaran is an administrative district in the state of Bihar in India. The district headquarters are located at Motihari.East Champaran is a part of Tirhut Division.
Geography of East Champaran
East Champaran district is bounded on north side by Nepal, on south side by Muzaffarpur, Gopalganj distritct, on east side by Sheohar, Sitamarhi district and the west side by Pashchim Champaran, Gopalganj district.The district covers the 3968.0 Sq. Km. area.
Main Rivers : Gandak, Sikarhana, Bagmati and Lal Bakeya, Tilawe, Kachna , Motia , Tiur , Dhanauti
Latitude of East Champaran city : 26 deg 16' & 27 deg 1 North
Longitude of East Champaran city : 84 deg 30'& 85 deg 16 East
About East Champaran District
Champaran name owes its origin to Champa-aranya or Champkatanys. Champa or Champaka means Magnolia and aranya means forest. Hence, Champaranya means Forest of Magnolia (CHAMPA) trees.
On 1st of December 1971 Champaran district was split up Into two districts, viz. Purbi Champaran and Paschim Champaran
Sub Division of East Champaran District
In East Champaran District there is 6 sub division
Blocks in East Champaran District
In East Champaran District there is 27 Blocks
Railway Stations in East Champaran District
Motihari Railway Station
Raxaul Junction Railway Station
Sagauli Junction Railway Station
Tourist Place in East Champaran District
Someshwar Shiv Madir, Areraj
Kesaria after excavation
Pride of Champaran
Economy of East Champaran District
Economy depends on agriculture and industry. Rice, sugarcane, jute and lentils are some of the agricultural crops. Main Industries include several rice and oil mills. Sugar factories and button factories are scattered throughout the district.