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Giridih District : Jharkhand

About District


Giridih District, an administrative district of Jharkhand has its headquarters at Giridih. It was carved out from Hazaribagh District on 4th Dec 1972. The district lies between 24 degree 11 minutes north latitude and 86 degree 18 minutes east longitude. The district is bounded by Jamui District and part of Nawada district of Bihar in the north, by the districts of Deoghar and Jamtara on the east, by Dhanbad District and Bokaro District on the south and west by districts of Hazaribagh and Kodarma. Giridih District is spread over an area of 4853.56 sq km. The total population of the district is 24,45,474 as per Census 2011. The district comprises of thirtee blocks, namely, Gawan, Tisri, Deori, Dhanwar, Jamua, bengabad, Gandey, Giridih, Birni, Bagdar, Sariya, Dumri and Pirtand. The District has been famous as the place of well known Ruby Mica and has several large coal fields which contain one of the best qualities of metallurgical coal in India. The famous Parasnath hill is situated here and it is the highest peak of Jharkhand having altitude of 4431 feet above the sea-level. The important tourist attractions of the District are Usri Fall, Khandoli, Madhuban, Parasnath, Jharkhandi Dham and Harihar Dham.

District Administration

District at a Glance


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