Dumka

Dumka

Dumka District of Jharkhand State

Deoghar
Deoghar District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
24.48°N 86.7°E


Area:
2,478.61 square kilometers


Total Population(Cencus 2011):
14,91,879


Climate:
Humid subtropical climate


Average
Dumka
Dumka District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
24.40°N 87.30°E


Area:
3,716 square kilometers


Total Population(Cencus 2011):
13,21,096


Climate:
Humid subtropical climate.


Average
Godda
Godda District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
24.49°N 87.13°E


Area:
2,110 square kilometers


Total Population(Cencus 2011):
13,11,382


Climate:
Humid subtropical climate.


Average
Jamtara
Jamtara District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
23°57′36″N 86°48′00″E


Area:
1,801.98 square kilometers


Total Population(Cencus 2011):
7,91,042


Climate:
Humid subtropical
Pakur
Pakur District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
24°37′48″N 87°51′00″E


Area:
686.21 square kilometers


Total Population(Census 2011):
900422


Climate:
Humid subtropical climate.


Average
Sahibganj
Sahibganj District of Jharkhand State.



 



Co ordinates:
23°57′36″N 86°48′00″E


Area:
1,599 square kilometers


Total Population(Census 2011):
 1150567


Climate:
Humid subtropical

 

Co ordinates: 24.40°N 87.30°E
Area: 3,716 square kilometers
Total Population(Cencus 2011): 13,21,096
Climate: Humid subtropical climate.
Average Elevation: 137 meters above see level

Dumka is one of the oldest districts of Jharkhand state under Santhal Pargana. This homeland of tribal is full of stunning landscapes, majestic mountains, verdant valleys and serpentine rivers. Dumka is the administrative headquarters of this district. It is situated at the height of 143 meters from the sea level. Dumka has predominantly undulating terrain with hard rocks in the underground. Entire District has a topography with high ridges and valleys bounded by mountains and rivers. The fertility of soil is poor due to extensive erosion, acidic character and low retaining capacity.

The Indian government named Dumka one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640) in 2006. It is one of the 21 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).

Diocesan Territory of Dumka

In a land area of 14,356 square kilometers, the diocesan territory covers Sahibganj, Pakur, Jamtara and Deoghar (excluding Deoghar, Mohanpur and Sarawan blocks) and Rampurhat sub-divion in Birbhum District in West Bengal. There are 3,383,771people in the diocesan territory, 107,114 of them baptised Catholics. Presently headed by Bishop Julius Marandi. Ethnic groups are Santhals, Bengalis, Paharias, Oraons, Muslims, and Hindus.

Dumka Administration

The District has an area of 3716.02 Sq.KM. and consists of only one sub division namely Dumka There are four Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Sikaripara, Dumka, Jama and Jarmundi. All of these are part of Dumka Lok Sabha constituency. Dumka district consists of 10 Blocks. The following are the list of the Blocks in Dumka district:

District Division Block Panchayat Village
Dumka Dumka Dumka 25 248
Dumka Dumka Gopikandar 7 127
Dumka Dumka Jama 23 299
Dumka Dumka Jarmundi 27 446
Dumka Dumka Kathikund 12 190
Dumka Dumka Masalia 21 252
Dumka Dumka Ramgarh 27 312
Dumka Dumka Ranishwar 17 188
Dumka Dumka Shikaripara 25 258
Dumka Dumka Saraiyahat 22 240

 

Population

According to the 2011 census Dumka district has a population of 13,21,442 and this gives it a ranking of 370th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 351 inhabitants per square kilometer . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.39%. Dumka has a sex ratio of 977 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 61%.

District Total Population 1321442
Population Density 351
Population Increment 19%
Population Literacy 61%
Population Sex_ratio 977

 

Important Details

District Head Quarter Dumka
District Administrative Division Santhal Pargana Division
Lok sabha constituencies Dumka
Assembly seats 4
District STD Code 06434
Vehical Registration Code JH04
Govt. Official Website http://www.dumka.nic.in

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