Jharkhand- Facts Overview

Jharkhand is a state in eastern India. It was carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. Jharkhand shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east. The city of Ranchi is its capital and Dumka is sub capital while Jamshedpur is the largest and the biggest industrial city of the state. Jharkhand is famous for its rich mineral resources like Uranium, Mica, Bauxite, Granite, Gold, Silver, Graphite, Magnetite, Dolomite, Fireclay, Quartz, Fieldspar, Coal (32% of India), Iron, Copper (25% of India) etc. Forests and woodlands occupy more than 29% of the state which is amongst the highest in India.

(Data As Per 2011 Census)
Population 32,988,134
Male Population 16,930,315
Female Population 16,057,819
Sex Ratio 948
Literacy 66.40%
Male Literacy 76.84%
Female Literacy 52.04%
Languages Spoken Hindi,Santhali,Mundari,Bengali,Oriya,Kurukh
Density of Population 414 persons / Sq. KM
No. of Districts 24
No. of Sub divisions 38
No. of Blocks 263
No. of Villages 32620
National Highways 1844 KMs
State Highways 6880 KMs
Total Geographical Area 79.70 Lakh Hect


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Information Source: Government of Jharkhand, India