मुजफ्फरपुर mujaphpharapura

‘Muzaffar’s City’

From Muzaffar Khan and Skt:  pur(a) ‘town’, ‘city’.

Muzaffar Khan was Subahdar of Bihar in the late 16thC under Emperor Akbar. He gained this position in recognition of his success in conquering the Rohtas and suppressing local revolts.

The city was developed in the 18-19thC under the British.

Wth 260km2  under cultivation and an annual production of 300,000 tonnes, it has been nicknamed the ‘Lychee Kingdom’.

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