Districts of Jharkhand
Districts of Jharkhand

Jharkhand, a state of India, has twenty-four administrative districts.[1]

Administration

A district of an Indian state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a district magistrate or a deputy commissioner, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officials belonging to different wings of the administrative services of the state.

A superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues.

History

At the time of formation, Jharkhand state had 18 districts. Later, six more districts were carved out by reorganizing these districts. The 23rd and 24th districts- Khunti and Ramgarh (carved out of erstwhile Ranchi and Hazaribagh District respectively) were made a district on 12 September 2007.

Administrative Divisions and District

There are 24 districts of Jharkhand, which are grouped in to 5 divisions. These divisions are:

  1. Palamu division - 3 Districts: Palamu, Garhwa, Latehar - Headquarters: Medininagar
  2. North Chotanagpur division - 7 Districts: Chatra, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad - Headquarters: Hazaribagh
  3. South Chotanagpur division - 5 Districts: Lohardaga, Gumla, Simdega, Ranchi, Khunti - Headquarters: Ranchi
  4. Kolhan division - 3 Districts: West Singhbhum, Saraikela Kharsawan, East Singhbhum - Headquarters: Chaibasa
  5. Santhal Pargana division - 6 Districts: Jamtara, Deoghar, Dumka, Pakur, Godda, Sahebganj - Headquarters: Dumka

Below is the list of districts:

SI No. Code District Headquarters Area[2] (km2) Population[2] (2011) Population Density (/km2) Map
1 BO Bokaro Bokaro Steel City 2,883 2,062,330 715
Bokaro in Jharkhand (India).svg
2 CH Chatra Chatra 3,718 1,042,886 280
Chatra in Jharkhand (India).svg
3 DE Deoghar Deoghar 2,477 1,492,073 602
Deoghar in Jharkhand (India).svg
4 DH Dhanbad Dhanbad 2,040 2,684,487 1316
Dhanbad in Jharkhand (India).svg
5 DU Dumka Dumka 3,761 1,321,442 351
Dumka in Jharkhand (India).svg
6 ES East Singhbhum Jamshedpur 3,562 2,293,919 644
East Singhbhum in Jharkhand (India).svg
7 GA Garhwa Garhwa 4,093 1,322,784 323
Garhwa in Jharkhand (India).svg
8 GI Giridih Giridih 4,962 2,445,474 493
Giridih in Jharkhand (India).svg
9 GO Godda Godda 2,266 1,313,551 580
Godda in Jharkhand (India).svg
10 GU Gumla Gumla 5,360 1,025,213 191
Gumla in Jharkhand (India).svg
11 HA Hazaribagh Hazaribagh 3,555 1,734,495 488
Hazaribagh in Jharkhand (India).svg
12 Jamtara Jamtara 1,811 791,042 437
Jamtara in Jharkhand (India).svg
13 Khunti Khunti 2,535 531,885 210
Khunti in Jharkhand (India).svg
14 KO Kodarma Kodarma 1,433 716,259 282
Koderma in Jharkhand (India).svg
15 Latehar Latehar 4,291 726,978 169
Latehar in Jharkhand (India).svg
16 LO Lohardaga Lohardaga 1,502 461,790 307
Lohardaga in Jharkhand (India).svg
17 PK Pakur Pakur 1,811 900,422 497
Pakur in Jharkhand (India).svg
18 PL Palamu Medininagar 4,393 1,939,869 442
Palamu in Jharkhand (India).svg
19 Ramgarh Ramgarh Cantonment 1,341 949,443 708
Ramgarh in Jharkhand (India).svg
20 RA Ranchi Ranchi 5,097 2,914,253 572
Ranchi in Jharkhand (India).svg
21 SA Sahibganj Sahibganj 2,063 1,150,567 558
Sahebganj in Jharkhand (India).svg
22 Saraikela Kharsawan Saraikela 2,657 1,065,056 401
Seraikela Kharsawan in Jharkhand (India).svg
23 Simdega Simdega 3,774 599,578 159
Simdega in Jharkhand (India).svg
24 WS West Singhbhum Chaibasa 7,224 1,502,338 208
West Singhbhum in Jharkhand (India).svg

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ "Districts of Jharkhand". Government of Jharkhand Portal.
  2. ^ a b Primary Census Abstract Data Tables (India & States/UTs - District Level)