List of Districts of Jharkhand 2023

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List of Districts of Jharkhand, 2023
List of Districts of Jharkhand, 2023

List of Districts of Jharkhand 2023

List of Districts of Jharkhand 2023:- There are 24 districts in Jharkhand altogether. Jharkhand became a state on November 15, 2000, and at first, only had 18 districts. Over the course of the following couple of years, the current 18 areas were rearranged and 6 additional regions were cut out of them. The number of districts in Jharkhand increased from 18 to 24 as a result.

The number of districts in the state of Jharkhand has not changed recently. We have provided the names of all Jharkhand districts, information about the state’s administrative divisions, the total population in each district, and other details here.

Districts in Jharkhand

There are 24 districts in Jharkhand altogether. Subdistricts further subdivide these districts. We have provided information about all Jharkhand districts here.
  • Each Jharkhand district is led by an Indian Administrative Service officer.
  • A Deputy Commissioner, a Superintendent of Police, and the state police are the people in charge of running each Jharkhand district.
  • The districts of Ramgarh and Khunti are the most recent additions to the list of districts in Jharkhand. On September 12, 2007, these districts were added to the state.

Jharkhand Districts Name

The names of the 14 districts of Jharkhand are Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Chatra, Simdega, Ranchi, Khunti, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Lohardaga, Gumla, Pakur, Godda, Sahebganj, Latehar, Palamu, Garhwa, Jamtara, Deoghar, Dumka, East Singhbhum, West Singhbum, and Saraikela Kharsawan.

Districts in Jharkhand – Administrative Divisions

Five administrative divisions separate the districts of Jharkhand. The state administration is able to better manage revenue collection and law and order as a result of this. The administrative divisions and districts that makeup Jharkhand are listed in the table below.
Division
Kolhan
Palamu
South Chotanagpur
Santhal Pargana
North Chotanagpur
Headquarters
Chaibasa
Medininagar
Ranchi
Dumka
Hazaribad
Included Districts of Jharkhand
Saraikela Kharsawan, East Singhbhum, West Singhbum
 
Latehar, Palamu, Garhwa
Simdega, Ranchi, Khunti, Lohardaga, Gumla
Pakur, Godda, Sahebganj, Jamtara, Deoghar, Dumka
Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Chatra, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih

Jharkhand Districts List

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

History of Districts of Jharkhand

On August 2, 2000, the Bihar Reorganization Bill was approved by the Indian Parliament, formally establishing the state of Jharkhand. There were at first 18 regions in Jharkhand. Later, the state’s number of districts grew from 18 to 24.

On April 4, 2001, the district of Latehar was established. Prior to that, it was a division of the Jharkhand district Palamu. Similarly, on April 30, 2001, the Gumla district of Jharkhand was divided into the Simdega district.

FAQs on Districts of Jharkhand

Q1. How many districts are there in Jharkhand?

Jharkhand is divided into 24 districts. A Region Justice, alongside a Director of Police, is designated for each locale to care for the rule of peace and law circumstances there. The official number of Jharkhand districts when the state of Jharkhand was created in 2000 was 18.

Q2. Which Jharkhand district is the largest?

West Singhbum is Jharkhand’s largest district, with a total area of 7,224 square kilometers. According to the 2011 population census, 1,502,338 people live in this district. The Kolhan division encompasses the West Singhbum district.

Q3. Which of Jharkhand’s most recent districts is there?

The districts of Ramgarh and Khunti are the most recent additions to the Jharkhand district list. On September 12, 2007, these two districts were added to the state of Jharkhand. Since that time, no new districts have been added to the state, and Jharkhand has had 24 districts in total since 2007.

Q4. What are the districts’ names in Jharkhand?

Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Chatra, Simdega, Ranchi, Khunti, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Lohardaga, Gumla, Pakur, Godda, Sahebganj, Latehar, Palamu, Garhwa, Jamtara, Deoghar, Dumka, East Singhbhum, West Singhbum, and Saraikela Kharsawan are the districts of Jharkhand.

Q5. Where can I find a list of Jharkhand’s districts?

The Jharkhand district list can be found here. We have shared not only the names but also additional information about each of the 24 districts in Jharkhand. We have provided information about the total area and population of each Jharkhand district.

Q6. Which three districts in Jharkhand are the largest by area?

West Singhbum, Gumla, and Ranchi are the three largest districts in Jharkhand by area. West Singhbum is the largest of these Jharkhand districts, covering 

      • 7,224 square kilometers make up West Singhbum.
      • 5,360 square kilometers make up Gumla.
      • 5,097 square kilometers make up Ranchi.

Learn more about each state’s number of districts.

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