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Gaya, India

Native ameGaya
Divisional CommissionerVivek Kumar Singh (IAS)
Total Population394560 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)
Pincode823001 (for GPO)

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Gaya ( ) is the second largest city of Bihar, India, and it is also the headquarters of Gaya District.

Gaya is 100 kilometers south of Patna, the capital city of Bihar. Situated on the banks of Falgu River (Niranjana, as mentioned in Ramayana), it is a place sanctified by both the Hindu and the Buddhist religions. It is surrounded by small rocky hills (Mangla-Gauri, Shringa-Sthan, Ram-Shila and Brahmayoni) by three sides and the river flowing on the fourth (eastern) side. The city has a mix of natural surroundings, age old buildings and narrow bylanes.

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