Chapra town is administrative headquarters of Saran district falls under the state of Bihar, India. Saran is known as chapra or Chhapra. It is also divisional headquarters of Saran division. Chapra has an area of 2,641 sq. kms. According to Census 2001, Saran has a total population of 32,48,701. District Siwan and Gopalganj lie on the north of district Saran. The Ganges constitute the southern boundary of the district beyond which lie the districts of Patna and Bhojpur. Vaishali and Muzaffarpur district are in the east of Saran divided by Gandak River. To the west of Chapra lies Siwan and Balia .Ghaghra (Saryu) river divides Saran and Ballia in Uttar Pradesh. The district is shaped like a triangle with its apex at the confluence of boundary of Gopalganj district and Gandak-Ganga River. There are three rivers namely the Ganga, Ghaghra, Gandak that encircle the district from southern, northern, eastern and western side respectively.
Chhapra Districts has 3 subdivision (Chapra sadar, Sonepur and Marhaura) and 20 blocks. Saran district is well served by a network of roads. The district headquarter Chapra is about 85 kms away from state capital Patna connected through NH 19 (Hajipur to Gazipur - U.P). Rail connectivity with other area of country is very good. Chapra Junction is the main railway station which connects chapra to all major cities of India. Agriculture is main occupation in the district and also the main source of livelihood of the people. Rice and Maize is the main crop of the district.
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Chapra has 3 subdivisions with 20 blocks. Saran district has 5 statutory towns with one Nagar Parishad and 4 Nagar Panchayats. Chhapra district has 330 Gram Panchayats constituting 1767 villages.
Chapra Sadar, Marhaura and Sonepur
Chapra, Sonepur, Marhaura, Amnaur, Dighwara, Revelganj, Parsa, Manjhi, Baniapur, Masarakh, Maker, Nagra, Panapur, Isuapur, Lahladpur, Taraiya, Garkha, Ekma, Dariyapur, Jalalpur.
Saran Division (Chapra district, Siwan district and Goplaganj district) is headed by District Commissioner. Chapra District is administered by District Magistrate. The judicial system in the district is headed by district & session Judge. The police system comprises of network of police station and town out-posts headed by Superintendent of Police and supported by Dy. SPs under control of D.I.G of Saran.