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Aurangabad

Aurangabad District is one of Maharashtra's 36 districts in western India. It is bordered on the west by Nashik, on the north by Jalgaon, on the east by Jalna, and on the south by Ahmednagar. Aurangabad is the state capital and largest city. The district has a total size of 10,100 km2, with an urban area of 141.1 km2 and a rural area of 9,958.9 km2. About Aurangabad Aurangabad is one of Bihar's 38 districts, with the same-named city. The lovely city has a distinct culture and identity. Agriculture and related activities are the primary occupations of the Magadhi-speaking people who have settled here. Visitors visiting Aurangabad can enjoy a variety of tourist attractions, ranging from historical sites to temples. It has a rich history and the distinction of being a part of one of ancient India's largest and most powerful empires, Magadha. Aurangabad district was established on January 26, 1973 (government notice number 07/11-2071-72 dated January 19, 1973). The first district magistrate was K. A. H. Subramanyam, while the sub-divisional officer was Surjit Kumar Saha. Area Sq. Km-3,305 Places of Interest Deo,Umga,Amjhar Sharif ,Pawai, Mali and Chandangadh,Piru,Siris,"Ajanta fort,Vetalwadi fort,Janjala fort,Antoor fort,Ellora Fort,Baitalbari fort,Daulatabad,Jalna Fort, Rohilgad fort,Saitonda fort,"Soneri Mahal,Shrimant Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya,Delhi Darwaza, How to Reach Aurangabad town is located in north east India on the national highway 02 (Grand Trunk Road) at its crossing with national highway 98. Its nearest large town is Bodh Gaya 70 kilometres (43 miles) to the west. The capital of Bihar, Patna is 140 kilometres (87 mi) to the north east. By Road Some of the important stations/routes from where regular buses service is available to & from Aurangabad (Bihar): Patna To Aurangabad Bihar Distance By Road: 140 Km Ranchi to Aurangabad Bihar approximate distance is 231 Kms By Train Anugrah Narayan Road (AUBR) is the Nearest Railway Station, about 09 KM far from Auragabad City. NH-139 (Old NH-98) and NH-19 (Old NH-02) are the Major Highways Connects Aurangabad to Patna, Daltonganj, New Delhi and Kolkata. By Air Bihar is not well connected to other major cities of the country via regular flights. The nearest airport is in Patna at a distance of 61kms. Airports: Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Airport


Geological formations Aurangabad District lies on the Deccan plateau and is covered by the Deccan Traps, which formed during the Late Cretaceous and Lower Eocene ages. Thin alluvial deposits lie above the Deccan Traps along the major rivers. The basaltic lava flows belonging to the Deccan Traps are the only major geological formation in the district. The lava flows are horizontal, with each flow featuring two distinct layers. The upper layer consists of vesicular and amygdule zeolitic basalt, while the lower layer consists of massive basalt.[3]

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