Bhagalpur (भागलपुर, बिहार) is a city and municipal corporation in the state of Bihar, India. Bhagalpur is one of the oldest districts of Bihar located in the southern region. It is situated in the planes of the Ganges wash basin at the height of 141 feet above sea level. It is the third largest city of Bihar. It covers an area of 2569.50 km2. and lies between 25o-07' - 25o30' N Latitude and between 86o 37 ' - 87o 30 'E Longitude. It is the administrative headquarters of the Bhagalpur District. Bhagalpur is acclaimed the world over for its silk products and it is known in India as the "Silk City" Famous for its Tussar Silk & Tussar Saree. Bhagalpur is the distorted form of Bhagdatpuram (meaning city of Good Luck) as it was called during the flourishing of the Anga Kingdom, and has been the seat of power since.
Bhagalpur is the 3rd largest city in Bihar(population). It is a city of historical importance on the bank of Ganges river, situated 220 km east of Patna and 410 km north west of Calcutta. The city was referred to as one of the biggest trade centers in eastern India by the 7th century Chinese travellers Hsüan-tsang and Fa-Hien. The city had a big harbour on the Ganges River at place called Champanagar (another name for Bhagalpur), now called Champanala, which flows on the western boundary of the present city near Nathnagar. During an archaeological excavation, many boats and coins of the Middle and Far East were found at the same place. Bhagalpur is well connected by rail and roadways. The silk industry in this city is hundreds of years old and its inhabitants have been producing silk for generations.There is a Silk Institute and Agricultural University here, as well as a University (Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University), and Engineering (Bhagalpur College of Engineering), Medical (Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College) and Homeopathic colleges.Recently in 2010 Bihar Agricultural University was set up in Sabour, Bhagalpur.
Neha Sharma is a Hindi & South-Indian movie actress. She has been born and brought up in Bhagalpur, did her schooling from Mount Assisi School. She starred with Emran Hashmi in her first Bollywood flick 'CROOK' which was released in October,2010.