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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 25.633333°N, 85.05°E
Present Day Details
Place Name: Danapur
State/Province: Bihar
Country: India
Transport links
East Indian Railway

Dinapore was a British garrison town in the 19th century. It is now called Danapur and is in Bihar state. It is about 10km north-west of Patna, and 500km north-west of Calcutta. It is the second oldest Cantonment in India[1]

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Danapur
Variants: Dinapore/Dinapur


Arrah Barracks was constructed in 1859-60 and Victoria Barracks was constructed during 1896-99.[1]


  • St Luke (Anglican)

Fibis Resources


The East Indian Railway had a locomotive workshop at Dinapore.

External links

Historical books online

  • Dinapore Town Imperial Gazetteer
  • The cantonment at Dinapore, page 293 Army Medical Department: Report for the Year 1862 Google Books
  • Dinapore page 358 Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Inquire into the Sanitary State of the Army in India : with Abstract of Evidence, and of Reports Received from Indian Military Stations 1864 Archive.org


  1. 1.0 1.1 Danapurians, refere External links above.