East Champaran district (Purvi Champaran Zila) is one of the famous district in Bihar.
It is the second most populous district in Bihar after Patna. Primary language of East Champaran district is Bhojpuri and Hindi.
Motihari is the head-quarter of East Champaran district.
It comes under Tirhut Division.
East Champaran has an area of 3968 Sq. KM. Gandak, Budhi Gandak, Baghmati rivers flows through this district.
Mahatama Gandhi started 'Satyagrah Andolan' from this district.
Origin of the name Champaran
The name Champaran came from Champa-Aranya.
Here Champa means Mongolia and aranya means forest (Jungle). So Champaranya means - Forest of Champa or Mongolia.
In this way, this district is called Champaran.
In modern times Champaran has been divided into two parts.
The eastern part was called Purvi Champaran and the western part was called Paschimi Champaran.
History of East Champaran
The district of East Champaran has already registered his indelible remark in historic pages
of Indian national movement.
East Champaran district was established in the year 1866.
on 1st December
1971, the Champaran district got bifurcated in two parts - Purbi
Champaran (East Champaran) and Paschimi Champaran (West Champaran).
In early days the land of East Chamapran was ruled by different kingdoms as
It is also believed that Champaran used to be a major part of King Janak's empire.
But it was Champaran Satyagrah which gave a worldwide recognition
to this district.
List of Villages in East Champaran District
Below are the names of some of the villages which fall under East Champaran district.
||Distance from Motihari
|Bahadurpur (बहादुरपुर) (Near Areraj)
|Barwan (बारवां) (Near Areraj)
|Phenhara Jamuniya (फेनहारा जमुनिया)
|Rajepur Nawada (राजेपुर नवादा)
Sub Divisions in East Champaran District
List of Vidhan Sabha Constituency in East Champaran (Purvi Champaran) District
- Sagauli (Sugauli)