Location in Bihar, India

Coordinates: 25°14′46″N 86°44′17″E / 25.246°N 86.738°E / 25.246; 86.738Coordinates: 25°14′46″N 86°44′17″E / 25.246°N 86.738°E / 25.246; 86.738
Country  India
State Bihar
District Bhagalpur
Population (2001)
  Total 41,812
  Official Angika Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 813213

Sultanganj is a city located in the Bhagalpur district of the Indian state of Bihar. It is situated on the south bank of Ganga river, 25 km west of Bhagalpur city at 25°14'23"N 86°43'48"E.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Sultanganj had a population of 41,812. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sultanganj has an average literacy rate of 52%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 60%, and female literacy is 43%. In Sultanganj, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Shravani Mela

Shravani Mela is a month-long festival which is celebrated in July - August of every year by devotees of Lord Shiva.[2][3]

EB Harris with the Sultanganj Buddha. 1861/1862

Sultanganj Buddha

Sultanganj has immense contribution to the Buddha art and culture also and it is reflected in beautiful Sultanganj Buddha, found at the site of a Buddhist Vihara during the construction of the Railway Station.

People from Sultanganj


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