Patna, historically known as Pataliputra, is the capital and largest city of the State of Bihar in India. According to the United Nations, in 2018 Patna had a population of 2.35 million, making it the 19th largest city in India.With an area of ??250 square kilometers (97 sq mi) and over 2.5 million people, its urban population is the 18th largest in India. Patna is the seat of the Supreme Court of Patna. The pilgrimage centers of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism Vaishali, Rajgir, Nalanda, Bodh Gaya and Pawapuri are all nearby and the city of Patna has been the holy city of Sikhs since the tenth Guru of the religion. Sikh, Guru Gobind Singh was born here. The modern city of Patna is mainly located on the south bank of the Ganges. The city is also located between the Sone, Gandak and Punpun rivers. The city is about 35 kilometers (22 mi) long and 16–18 kilometers (9.9–11.2 mi) wide. One of the oldest continuously inhabited places in the world, Patna was founded in 490 BC by the King of Magadha. Ancient Patna, known as Pataliputra, was the capital of the Magadh Empire through the Haryanka, Nanda, Mauryan, Shunga, Gupta and Pala dynasties. Pataliputra is a place of learning and art. It is home to many astronomers and scholars, including Aryabhata, V?tsy?yana and Chanakya. During the Maurya period (about 300 BC), its population was about 400,000 people. Patna was once the center of power and the political and cultural center of the Indian subcontinent during the Maurya and Gupta empires. With the fall of the Gupta Empire, Patna lost its glory. It was revived in the 17th century by the British as a center of international trade. After the partition of the President of Bengal in 1912, Patna became the capital of the province of Bihar and Orissa. Until the 19th century it was an important center of commerce and trade in India. After independence, there were some recessions, but the economy remained stable. After separating Jharkhand from Bihar, it lost its glory. Now efforts are being made to develop the city. According to the General Department of Economy and Statistics (Bihar Government), the nominal GDP of Patna district is estimated at 63,176.55 INR in 2011-12. In 2011-2012, Patna recorded a gross domestic product per capita of ?108,657, outpacing many other Indian cities and state capitals. Using assumed average annual growth numbers, Patna is the 21st fastest growing city in the world and the 5th fastest growing city in India, according to a study by the City Mayors Foundation. Patna recorded an average annual growth of 3.72% from 2006 to 2010. In 2011-2012, Patna's GDP per capita was Rs 108,657 and GDP growth rate was 7.29%. In June 2009, the World Bank ranked Patna at number two in India (behind Delhi) for ease of starting a business. Find and hire a top agency or company for your next big project related to Digital Marketing, Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Content Writing, Market Research, PR, Email Marketing, Mobile App Development, Web Design, Web application development, Media Planning and many more in India and other countries on AgencyNetwork.