Danapur is located in the Indian state of Bihar. It is a satellite town of Patna. The town is also known as Dinapur or Dinapur Nizamat. It is a part of the Patna Metropolitan Region and houses nearly 2 lakh residents. Danapur became a municipality in 1887. Located on the banks of the Ganges, Danapur houses one of the oldest river ghats, known as the Flagstaff Ghat, which was built in 1859. Danapur is a shelter, as well as a hatchery, for the migrating Siberian cranes, that are locally called Janhgil. These birds visit Danapur during the monsoon season every year for breeding and leave before the onset of winter. Other places worth visiting in and around this city are Gurdwara Handi Sahib in Danapur is a renowned pilgrimage for Sikhs. The Naulakha temple at Danapur, along with several other historical buildings constructed by the British are places worth visiting in this town.
In 1964 the head office of Indian Overseas Bank was inaugurated at Mount Road. The Indian Overseas Bank has been the first public sector bank to introduce mobile banking services using Wireless Application Protocol(WAP). On 29 August 2003, the Indian Overseas Bank has opened an extension counter at Bambalapitiya, Ceylon. In 2005, the IOB began a representative office in Guangzhou; China followed which the bank opened another representative office in Kuala Lumpur and Dubai, UAE. In 2007 The bank took over Bharat Overseas Bank. After three years, Malaysia granted a commercial banking license to a local bank jointly owned by Bank Of Baroda, Indian Overseas Bank, and the Andhra Bank. The new bank named, India International Bank (IIB Malaysia), began its operations in 2012 in Kuala Lumpur and had a large population of Indians. The Andhra Bank has a 25% stake in its joint-venture, BOB owns 40%, and remaining 35% is with IOB. On 31 August 2013, the Indian Overseas Bank has incorporated an offshore banking unit in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The bank also converted its existing Extension Counter at Ceylon into a full-fledged branch. In 2014-15, the IOB bank has crossed the target of 3000 ATMs as on 2014.IOB also launched m passbook app as a new mobile banking initiative.