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Forbesganj is an emerging town as well as a municipality / sub-division situated in Araria district (before 1990 under Purnea district) in the state of Bihar, India. Located at the border of Nepal and India, it is a vital economic centre in the region. It is distanced 12 kms away from the Nepal border.

City owned a name from Mr. James Forbes who was officer of British India Raj. During the British regime, the locality came under the administration of East India Company. It is believed that the area where the British official Mr. Alexander John Forbes bungalow was located was known to be “Residential Area”, and one of the sub-divisions in the area came to be known as “Forbesganj”.

GatewayForbesganj is a small but prominent city long known for its jute production. Off late the closure of these fiber mills have resulted in the slow death of the jute industry here. With broad-gauge conversion of railways under Unigauge network and construction highways has again put the city on the economic map of India as most of the activities are set to benefit. The infrastructure development of the region in recent times has taken a surge with Broad Gauge railway services started on Katihar-Jogbani route & construction of NH-57, the place is all set to benefit in a big way.

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●  Movie "Teesri Kasam" based & shoot in the town.