Nalanda district is a district of Bihar state, India, and the administrative headquarters of this district is Bihar Sharif town . Nalanda district is a part of Patna Division.
Geography of Nalanda
Nalanda district is spread over the area of 2,367 sq. kms.
Main Rivers : Phalgu, Jirayan, Kumbhari, Mohaneare the main rivers of this district
Latitude of Nalanda city : 25 degrees, 11.9 minutes North
Longitude of Nalanda city : 85 degrees, 31.3 minutes East
About Nalanda District
Nalanda, is famous all over the world for the the ancient International Monastic University established in 5th century BC, which taught Vedas, Logic, Grammar, Medicine, Meta-Physics, Prose Composition and Rhetoric. Modern District of Nalanda with HQ Biiharsharif was established on Nov 9, 1972. Earlier it was Biharsharif sub-division of Patna district.
Once the Nalanda means is that nalam (lotus) and da (to give) combine to mean "giver of the lotus". Since the lotus is supposed to represent knowledge, Nalandameans "giver of knowledge".
Sub Division of Nalanda District
In Nalanda District there is 3 sub division
Blocks in Nalanda District
In Nalanda District there is 20 bocks
Cities and Towns in Nalanda District
Tourist Place in Nalanda District
Nalanda Archaeological Museum
Hieun Tsiang Memorial Hall
Pawapuri jal mandir
Vishwa Shanti Stupa
Jarasandh Ki Baithak Pippala Cave
Nalanda University Archaeological Complex
Pant Wild life Sanctuary
Railways Station in Nalanda District
Bihar Sharif Railway Station
Rajgir Railway Station
Colleges in Nalanda District
Nav Nalanda Mahavihara
Sainik School Nalanda
Major Crops of Nalanda District
Rice ,Paddy Fields, Potato, Onion are the main crops of this district.