West Singhbhum

West Singhbhum

West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand State

East Singhbhum
East Singhbhum District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
22.48° N, 86.49°E


Area:
3,533 square kilometers


Total Population(Census 2011):
22,93,919


Climate:
Humid subtropical
Seraikela Kharsawan
Seraikela Kharsawan District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
23°57′36″N 86°48′00″E


Area:
2,724.55 square kilometers


Total Population(Census 2011):
 10,65,056


Climate:
Humid
West Singhbhum
West Singhbhum District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
23°57′36″N 86°48′00″E


Area:
5,351 square kilometers


Total Population(Census 2011):
 15,02,338


Climate:
Humid

 

Co ordinates: 23°57′36″N 86°48′00″E
Area: 5,351 square kilometers
Total Population(Census 2011):  15,02,338
Climate: Humid subtropical climate.
Average Elevation:  244 Meters

West Singhbhum is one of the oldest district of Jharkhand. After the British conquest of Kolhan in 1837, a new district was consequently constituted to be known as Singhbhum. Subsequently three Districts namely East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Saraikela- Kharsawan have been carved out of erstwhile Singhbhum District.West Singhbhum is come into existence in 1990 when Singhbhum district is divided into two parts. Chaibasa is the headquarter of West Singhbhum.

The district is bounded on north by Khunti district, on the east by Saraikela Kharsawan district, on the south by Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj and Sundergarh districts of Odisha and on the west by Simdega district of Jharkhand and Sundergarh district of Odisha. West Singbhum is currently part of the Red corridor.

The word singhbhum is derived from two Odia words. Singha means ‘Lion’ and Bhumi means ‘Land’. Together create a lateral meaning ‘The Land of the Lion’. In 2001 West Singhbhum again divided into two parts. With 8 blocks Saraikela-Kharsawan district came into existence

West Singhbhum Administration

West Singhbhum district consists of 3 sub divisions and 19 Blocks. The following are the list of the Blocks in West Singhbhum district

District Division Block Panchayat Village
West Singhbhum Sadar Chaibasa Chaibasa 14 73
West Singhbhum Sadar Chaibasa Khuntpani 13 113
West Singhbhum Sadar Chaibasa Jhinkpani 7 29
West Singhbhum Sadar Chaibasa Tonto 10 75
West Singhbhum Sadar Chaibasa Tantnagar 10 64
West Singhbhum Sadar Chaibasa Manjhari 10 54
West Singhbhum Sadar Chaibasa Hatgamharia 11 54
West Singhbhum Chakradharpur Chakradharpur 23 168
West Singhbhum Chakradharpur Bandgaon 13 224
West Singhbhum Chakradharpur Goilkera 10 159
West Singhbhum Chakradharpur Manoharpur 15 156
West Singhbhum Chakradharpur Sonua 12 164
West Singhbhum Chakradharpur Anandpur NA NA
West Singhbhum Chakradharpur Gudri NA NA
West Singhbhum Jagannathpur Jagannathpur 16 85
West Singhbhum Jagannathpur Noamundi 18 69
West Singhbhum Jagannathpur Kumardungi 9 60
West Singhbhum Jagannathpur Majhgaon 12 88

 

Population

According to the 2011 census West Singhbhum district has a population of 15,02,338. This gives it a ranking of 335th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 208 inhabitants per square kilometre (540/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.69%. Pashchimi Singhbhum has a sex ratio of 1005 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 59.54%.

District Total Population 1502338
Population Density 208
Population Increment 22%
Population Literacy 59%
Population Sex_ratio 1005

 

Important Details

District Head Quarter Chaibasa
District Administrative Division Kolhan division
Lok sabha constituencies Singhbhum (shared with Seraikela Kharsawan district
Assembly seats 5
District STD Code 06582
Vehicle Registration Code JH06
Govt. Official Website http://www.chaibasa.nic.in

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