The district of Sitamarhi was carved out of Muzaffarpur district on 11th December 1972. It is situated in the northern part of Bihar. Its headquarter is located at Dumra, five kilometers south of Sitamarhi. The district headquarter was shifted here after the town of Sitamarhi was devastated in one of the worst ever earthquake in January 1934.
As per Provisional population figures of 2011 Census, the total population of Sitamarhi District is 3,423,574 and literacy rate is 52.05%.
|Area||2294 Sq Km||No. of Sub-Division||3|
|No. of Block||17||No. of Revenue Village||845|
|No. of Jila Parishad||1||No. of Gram Panchayats||275|
|No. of Municipalities||4||No. of Municipal Corporations||0|
|Latest Census||2011||No. of Police Stations||21|