Pakur

Pakur

Pakur 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°37′48″N 87°51′00″E
Area: 686.21 square kilometers
Total Population(Census 2011): 900422
Climate: Humid subtropical climate.
Average Elevation: Not Available

Pakur is one of the oldest district of Jharkhand State. This district is situated at north-eastern corner of the state and bounded on the north by Sahebganj district, on the south by Dumka district, on the west by Godda district, and on the east by the Murshidabad district of West Bengal. Pakur town is headquartering of the district.

History

Pakur at the binging had been surrounded by dense forest and having a cluster of ponds, orchards and hard rocks under the range of Rajmahal Hills. It had previously been Raj in its new dimension under the British rule. The British had also been the centre of revolutionary activities the repercussions of which might be seen in the Santhal hul of 1855. There is evidence of area having been inhabited since very early times. Among the early settlers of their territory of whom there is any record, are the Maler (Sauria Paharias) who still inhabit some areas of Rajmahal hills and its adjoining hilly tracts. They have been identified with “Malli” period of Chandragupta Maurya. According to him the Malli were a race holding the country between the people of Magadh and the people of Lower Bengal. A reference has also been found in the travel account of Hiuen Tsiang, the Chinese pilgrim, who visited India about 645 AD. From the record of his travels it is learnt that he visited the kingdom of champa the northern boundary of which extended along the Ganges from Lakhisari to Rajmahal hills while the Southern boundary passed through desert wilds in which were wild elephants and savage beasts that roamed in herds. To the east of Champa lay the kingdom of Kie-ching kielo, which according to General Cunningham was the tract of the country included in the present Santhal Pargana.

Black Stone

Traditionally, Pakur has been the land of Santhals and Mal Paharia Adivasi Peoples. , over a period of time, demographic composition has gradually changed and the local folks have come to the mainstream of the Indian society .These days Pakur is famous for its Black stone across the world. It supplies nearly 500 Truck Stone chips daily to Bangladesh. It is generating the highest revenue for Howrah railway Division by supplying Black Stone Chips across India and Coal to Punjab.

Pakur Administration

Pakur district consists of six blocks:

District Division Block Panchayat Village
Pakur Pakur Pakur 36 189
Pakur Pakur Hiranpur 14 133
Pakur Pakur Littipara 17 304
Pakur Pakur Maheshpur 33 345
Pakur Pakur Amrapara 10 123
Pakur Pakur Pakuria 18 156

 

Population

According to the 2011 census Pakur district has a population of 900422. This gives it a ranking of 465th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 497 inhabitants per square kilometer. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 28.15%. Pakur has a sex ratio of 989 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 49.17%. Bengali is the principal language spoken in Pakur district.

District Total Population 900422
Population Density 497
Population Increment 28%
Population Literacy 49%
Population Sex_ratio 989

 

Important Details

District Head Quarter Pakur
District Administrative Division Santhal Pargana division
Lok sabha constituencies Rajmahal (shared with Sahebganj district)
Assembly seats 3
District STD Code 06435
Vehicle Registration Code JH16
Govt. Official Website http://www.Pakur.nic.in

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