- a state in NE India. 38,301 sq. mi. (99,200 sq. km). Capital: Patna.
- a city in the central part of this state.
- a state of NE India: consists of part of the Ganges plain; important for rice: lost the S to the new state of Jharkhand in 2000. Capital: Patna. Pop: 82 878 796 (2001). Area: 99 225 sq km (38 301 sq miles)