किशनगंज kishnaganj

‘Krishna Grove’ [Krishanakunj] City/District, Bihar (Bih)

From Krishna and Skt/Hin: kuñja/kuṇj, ‘copse’, ‘thicket’, ‘grove’.

The name has changed over time to Kishanganj which implies Kishan’s (Market) Town [Hin/Urd: ganj, ‘marketplace’, ‘bazaar’, ‘market town’].

68% of the population of Kishanganj is Muslim: it is Bihar’s only Muslim majority district.

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