Hajipur (/ˈhɑːdjipʊər/ Hājīpur Listen) is the largest city and headquarters of Vaishali district of Tirhut Division in Indian state of Bihar. Hajipur is 11th leading city and 17th most populous city of the State, making it the second fastest developing city next to Patna. It has an total population of 4.43 lakh as per census 2011. Vaishali district (also known as Hajipur district), is ranked 8th on a list of 38 districts in Bihar in terms of growth. The city is known for producing bananas. Patna, the capital of Bihar is only 10 km from Hajipur. The metropolis of Patna comprises PRDA area, includes Hajipur. Mahatma Gandhi Setu, one of the longest bridges in the world, links it to Patna. After Patna, it is the fastest developing city in bihar, primarily because of its close proximity to Patna (just 10 km). There has been plans to expand Patna to Greater Patna, by absorbing Hajipur and other surrounding towns in it. Hajipur Industrial Area is a developing Business Hub in the northern part of the state. From 1869 to 2002 Hajipur had Nagar Panchayat as the executive unit which later developed into the metropolis in the year 2002 and is administered by a Hajipur Municipal Corporation. The area of Hajipur city spread across 19.64sq. km (7.58 sq mi). The city is divided into 39 wards. In 1979, a museum was established in Hajipur, By the Directorate of Archaeology and museum, Bihar. Wikipedia
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