Regions included: Patna, Vaishali, Mujaffarpur, Jahanabad, Aurangabad, Gaya, Nalanda, Nawada, Jamui, Banka, Bhagalpur, Munger, Luckeesari, Shekhpura districts of Bihar
Population (2011): 4.5 crores
Area: 35000 sq KM
Note: Maghi speaking regions of Bihar in the central region are quite different from the Maithili and Angika speaking region of north-eastern Bihar. This area makes a compelling case for a smaller state.