Hin: दानापुर dānāpur

 ‘Poor Town’  [Dinapur, Nizamat, Dinapore] Town, Bihar 

From Skt: दीन dīna, ‘poor’, ‘indigent’, ‘miserable’, ‘wretched’; Skt:: पुर् pur(a) ‘town’, ‘city’; and Urd: نظامت, nizāmat, ‘administration’, ‘directorate’.

Dinapore was a British garrison town in the 19th century. It is the second oldest Cantonment in India.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Bihar place names.


Danapur Railway Station, Danapur (Bihar). The origin of the name Danapur is explained here.

The entrance facade of Danapur Railway Station, Danapur          Indian Railways