Arwal district is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar state, India, and Arwal
town is the administrative headquarters of this district. It was earlier part of
Jehanabad district. Arwal has a population of 699563. It's headquarter is situated
at Arwal which is approximately 80 km south from the state capital Patna. Arwal
town is situated on the right side bank of the river Son, which is a tributary to
the river Ganges.
Arwal district is a part of Magadh division. It came into existence in August
2001 (20-08-2001) and was earlier part of Jehanabad district.
The five block divisions are Arwal, Kaler, Karpi, Kurtha and Suryapur Vanshi.
Nearest airport is at Patna and railway station is at Jehanabad. By road, Arwal
is linked with Jehanabad, Patna and Aurangabad.
Economy of the district is totally agriculture Based and this area does not have
any presence of any Industry. Paddy, wheat and maize are the main crops. Though
most of the area of the district is well irrigated but due to lack of infrastructure
and power- farmers are not benefitted.