The district of Samastipur came into existance in 14th Nov. 1972 carved out of
the erstwhile Darbhanga district. The present district of Samastipur consists of
4 subdivisions. The district has 20 CD blocks, 3 Nagar Parishad, 381 panchayats
and 1260 revenue villages with district headquarter at Samastipur. Samastipur
district is a part of Darbhanga Division.