|Co ordinates:||23.78°N 86.43°E|
|Area:||2,052 square kilometers|
|Total Population(Cencus 2011):||26,84,487|
|Climate:||Transitional between a humid subtropical climate and a tropical wet and dry climate.|
|Average Elevation:||227m (above sea level)|
Dhanbad district was constituted in 1956 by carving out the old Dhanbad subdivision, Chas and Chandankiyari police stations of the Sadar subdivision of the erstwhile Manbhum district. Dhanbad is police district since 1928. The re organization of the district in the state of Bihar which took place after 1971 did not affect the district of Dhanbad. Later in 1991 Bokaro district was formed and one subdivision consisting of two blocks from Dhanbad district was carved out.
Dhanbad is famous for its coal mining and has some of the largest mines in India. The Indian School of Mines (ISM) is located in Dhanbad. This is why Dhanbad is also known as “The Coal Capital of India”
In 2006 the Indian government named Dhanbad one of the country’s 250 most backward district (out of a total of 640) It is one of the 21 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Program (BRGF). The survey was conducted under Swachh Bharat Mission by Quality Council of India and is called ‘Swachh Survekshan 2016’. The survey covered 476 cities in India. Dhanbad was declared the dirtiest city in India.
ISM to IIT
ISM to IIT refers the movement started by the students of ISM Dhanbad aimed at convincing the Government of India, the need to convert ISM Dhanbad into an IIT. On 25 May 2016, the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Modi approved that a bill be introduced in Parliament for converting ISM Dhanbad into an IIT. On 19 July 2016 the Institutes of Technology (Amendment) Bill, 2016 was introduced into the Lok Sabha. It was passed by the Lok Sabha without opposition on 25 July 2016. The Rajya Sabha unanimously passed the Bill on 2 August 2016.The Bill has got the Presidential assent and a Gazette notification has been made, thus officially converting ISM Dhanbad to Indian Institute of Technology (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad.
There is only one Sub Division in Dhanbad District and that is Dhanbad Sub Division. Number of Block are nine which is listed following:
As of 2011 India provisional census Dhanbad had a population of 26,84,487. Males (1,405,956 ) constitute 53% of the population and females (1,278,531 ) 47%.This gives it a ranking of 148th in India. It has a sex ratio of 909. Dhanbad has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 74.04%. male literacy is 87.93% and female literacy is 72.69%.In Dhanbad, 10.57% of the population is under 5 years of age.
|District Total Population||2684487|
|District Head Quarter||Dhanbad|
|District Administrative Division||North Chotanagpur division|
|Lok sabha constituencies||Dhanbad|
|District STD Code||0326|
|Vehical Registration Code||JH10|
|Govt. Official Website||http://www.Dhanbad.nic.in|