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Gopalganj District is one of the administrative districts of Bihar. Gopalganj town is the district headquarters. Gopalganj District is a part of Saran Division. This administrative district of Bihar was established on 2nd October, 1973. Earlier it was Gopalganj sub-division of Chhapra District. Main languages spoken in the district are Bhojpuri language and Hindi language. As per 2001 Census, total population of the district is 2,149,343, out of which male population is 1,072,151 and female population is 1,077,192. Literacy rate of the district is 58.06 percent. Major urban centres of Gopalganj District are Gopalganj, Mirganj, Barauli, Kateya and Vijaipur.

History of Gopalganj District
History of Gopalganj District is a part of the history of old Saran District which included the present districts of Saran, Siwan and Gopalganj. The composite Saran district lying on one of the main lines of the Aryan advance was probably occupied at an early period by Aryan races. The Cheros are said to have held the country for many centuries and traces of their rule are still pointed out through the archaeological remains found in different places of the region. These aboriginal inhabitants are believed to have been subdued by immigrant Rajputs after a conflict which lasted for hundred of years.

Administration of Gopalganj District
Administration of Gopalganj District has been divided into two sub-divisions Hathwa and Gopalganj, each sub-division consisting of seven blocks. District Collector being the top level of this hierarchy, sub-divisional magistrates (SDM) and Tehsildars are the head of the sub-divisions and tehsils respectively. For block level administration, Block Development Officer (BDO) acts as the coordinator of the functions of the respective block. To implement this administrative set-up in the district, police department assists the local administration through various police stations spread all over the district.

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