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Giridih district
गिरिडीह जिला
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Location of Giridih district in Jharkhand
State Jharkhand,  India
Administrative division North Chotanagpur Division
Headquarters Giridih
Area 4,854 km2 (1,874 sq mi)
Population 19,01,564 (2001)
Population density 392 /km2 (1,015.3/sq mi)
Urban population 06.41
Literacy 35.71%
Sex ratio 983
Lok Sabha Constituencies 1. Kodarma, 2. Giridih
Assembly Seats 6
Official website

Giridih district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Giridih is the administrative headquarters of this district.

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History

Giridih district was created on 6th December 1972 by carving some parts of Hazaribagh district.

Geography

The district, covering an area of around 4854 km², is bounded on the north by Jamui district and Nawada district of Bihar state, on the east by the districts of Deoghar| and Jamtara, on the south by Dhanbad and Bokaro, and on the west by Hazaribagh and Koderma districts.

The district is rich in mineral wealth, particularly in mica and coal. Gawan and Tisari blocks of the district have several mica mines, and coals are found abundantly at several places throughout the district.

Parasnath hills are located in the district. There are two major rivers, namely, the Barakar and the Sakri. Barakar river passes through Birni and Pirtand blocks. Sakari river drains the areas of Deori and Gawan blocks. There are several smaller rivers, including Usari.

Flora and fauna

The district has rich forest resources and have several jungles of sal trees and bamboos, and a variety of other indigenous trees. Parasnath hills have a number of plants having medicinal use. Leopards, bears, jackals, wild pigs, and hares are the wild animals found in certain parts of the district which have thick forests.

Divisions

The district comprises 12 C.D. Blocks: Giridih, Gandey, Bengabad, Pirtand, Dumri, Bagodar, Birni, Dhanwar, Jamua, Deori, Tisri and Gawan.

There are six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) constituencies in this district. Dhanwar, Bagodar, Jamua and Gandey assembly constituencies are part of Kodarma constituency. Giridih and Dumri assembly constituencies are part of Giridih constituency.[1]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ "Election". Giridih district website. http://giridih.nic.in/election.htm.  

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Genealogy

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Giridih district is one of the twenty-two districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Giridih is the administrative headquarters of this district. Giridih district was created on 6th December 1972 by carving some parts of Hazaribagh district.

Contents

Geography

The district, covering an area of around 4854 km², is bounded on the north by Jamui district and Nawada district of Bihar state, on the east by the districts of Deoghar| and Jamtara, on the south by Dhanbad and Bokaro, and on the west by Hazaribagh and Koderma districts.

The district is rich in mineral wealth, particularly in mica and coal. Gawan and Tisari blocks of the district have several mica mines, and coals are found abundantly at several places throughout the district.

Parasnath hills are located in the district.

There are two major rivers, namely, the Barakar and the Sakri. Barakar river passes through Birni and Pirtand blocks. Sakari river drains the areas of Deori and Gawan blocks. There are several smaller rivers, including Usari.

Flora and fauna

The district has rich forest resources and have several jungles of sal trees and bamboos, and a variety of other indigenous trees. Parasnath hills have a number of plants having medicinal use.

Leopards, bears, jackals, wild pigs, and hares are the wild animals found in certain parts of the district which have thick forests.

See also

Districts of Jharkhand

Homepage of Giridih district http://www.egiridih.com

GIRIDIH ONLINE

social service news & discussion forum is on http://giridih.isgreat.org


Districts of Jharkhand, India
Bokaro • Chatra • Deoghar • Dhanbad • Dumka • East Singhbhum • Garhwa • Giridih • Godda • Gumla • Hazaribagh • Jamtara • Koderma • Latehar • Lohardaga • Pakur • Palamu • Ranchi • Sahebganj • Seraikela Kharsawan • Simdega • West Singhbhum
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