Population Of Gaya | Gaya Population 2021

Gaya Population 2021:- Gaya is one of the major tourist attractions in India. Gaya is Bihar’s second-largest city, with a population of 470,839, and is the headquarters of Gaya district and Magadh division. Gaya is surrounded on three sides by small, rocky hills (Mangla-Gauri, Shringa-Sthan, Ram-Shila, and Brahmayoni), with the Phalgu River on its eastern side.

Gaya is holy in the Jain, Hindu, and Buddhist religions. Gaya district is mentioned in the great epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.  Bodh Gaya, where Buddha is said to have attained enlightenment and is one of the four holy sites of Buddhism. The Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya is a World Heritage site.


Gaya Population

To know the actual Population of Gaya 2021, We have to look at the population of the past 20 years. They are as follows:

  • 2001:- 385,432
  • 2011:- 470,839
  • Gaya Population 2021:- 556,000 (Estimated)

By looking at the Population from 2001-2020. The Population of Gaya 2021 according to the estimates is 556,000.



According to the 2011 census, the Gaya Urban Agglomeration had a population of 470,839. The Gaya Urban Agglomeration encompasses the Gaya Municipal Corporation, Kaler (Out Growth), and Paharpur. The Gaya Municipal Corporation had a total population of 468,614, of whom 247,572 were male and 221,042 were female. The sex ratio was 986 women to 1000 men. The literacy rate in Gaya for the population aged 7 and over was 85.74%.


Religions in Gaya (2011)

  • Hindus 79.43%
  • Muslims 19.65%
  • Christians 0.26%
  • Jains 0.24%
  • Others† 1.42%
  • Malegaon Population



Gaya is the 2nd-largest contributor to the economy of Bihar, after Patna. Agriculture is the leading economic activity of the district. The main crops grown are rice, wheat, potatoes, and lentils. Livestock raised include cattle, buffaloes, goats, and pigs. Gaya has a large number of household industries, producing agarbatti, local sweets tilkut and lai, stone-work, hand weaving, power-loom weaving, textiles and garments, small-scale manufactured goods, and plastic products. As Gaya is an important center of religious tourism, accommodation is widely available.

The Mahabodhi Temple Complex at Bodh Gaya was listed as a World Heritage site by the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at its 26th session, on 26 June 2002. Bodh Gaya is one of the four holiest pilgrimage sites of Buddhism, with Lumbini, Sarnath, and Kushinagar.

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