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Bokaro district
Sewati Hills
Sewati Hills
Location of Bokaro district in Jharkhand
Location of Bokaro district in Jharkhand
Country India
State Jharkhand
DivisionNorth Chotanagpur
HeadquartersBokaro Steel City
Tehsils8
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1. Dhanbad (shared with Dhanbad district), 2. Giridih (shared with Giridih district)
 • MPPashupatinath Singh (BJP)
Area
 • Total2,883 km2 (1,113 sq mi)
Population
 • Total2,062,330
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy73.48%
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitehttp://bokaro.nic.in/

Bokaro district is one of the most industrialized zones in India. It is one of the twenty-four districts of the Jharkhand state, India. It was established in 1991 by carving out one subdivision consisting of two blocks from Dhanbad District and six blocks from Giridih District.

Economy

Bokaro is one of the most industrial district in Jharkhand. It is home to the Asia’s largest steel plant. It is the hub of economic activity in East India. It is home to many companies such as SAIL, Vedanta Limited, Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited, Jaypee Cement (Bokaro Jaypee Cement Limited), ONGC and Orica. It has many thermal power station such as Chandrapura DVC Thermal Power Station, Tenughat DVC Thermal Power Station and so many. It is also home to the first explosive factory in India which is located in Gomia. Sudha Dairy has a manufacturing unit here in Bokaro Steel City’s Sector 12.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census, Bokaro district has a population of 2,062,330,[1] This gives it a ranking of 222nd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 716 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,850/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 15.99%.[1] Bokaro has a sex ratio of 916 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 73.48%.[1] Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 14.5% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 12.4% of total population.

Religion in Bokaro district[1]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
79.35%
Islam
11.71%
Other
7.78%
Not stated
1.16%

79.35% of the population is Hindu, 11.71% Muslim, and 7.78% Others.

Languages

Languages in Bokaro (2011)[2]

  Khortha (46.23%)
  Hindi (13.61%)
  Santali (11.39%)
  Bengali (10.67%)
  Bhojpuri (5.71%)
  Urdu (4.09%)
  Magahi (4.04%)
  Maithili (1.14%)
  Others (3.14%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 46.23% of the population in the district spoke Khortha, 13.61% Hindi, 11.39% Santali, 10.67% Bengali, 5.71% Bhojpuri, 4.09% Urdu, 4.04% Magahi and 1.14% Maithili as their first language.[3]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901243,649—    
1911283,125+1.51%
1921293,454+0.36%
1931345,504+1.65%
1941396,143+1.38%
1951454,060+1.37%
1961554,613+2.02%
1971762,675+3.24%
19811,097,130+3.70%
19911,454,416+2.86%
20011,777,662+2.03%
20112,062,330+1.50%
source:[4]

Notable people

Geography

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 15 August 2018. Retrieved 26 April 2019.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  4. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  5. ^ "ऑक्सीजन-प्लाज्मा की है जरूरत, यहां मिलेगी पूरी जानकारी, कोरोना से जूझ रहे लोगों के लिए बोकारो के इस छात्र ने बनाया खास ऐप". Prabhat Khabar - Hindi News (in Hindi). Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  6. ^ "Prabhat Khabar RANCHI - City epaper dated Wed, 23 Sep 20". epaper.prabhatkhabar.com. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  7. ^ "RANCHI - City, Ranchi City : readwhere". epaper.prabhatkhabar.com. Retrieved 18 May 2021.
  8. ^ "BOKARO, BOKARO : readwhere". epaper.prabhatkhabar.com. Retrieved 18 May 2021.

Coordinates: 23°41′21″N 86°06′36″E / 23.6892°N 86.110°E / 23.6892; 86.110