DISTRICTS OF JHARKHAND
Jharkhand, a state of India, has twenty-four administrative districts.
A district of an Indian state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a district magistrate or a deputy commissioner, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officials belonging to different wings of the administrative services of the state.
A superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues.
At the time of formation, Jharkhand state had 18 districts. Later, six more districts were carved out by reorganizing these districts. The 23rd and 24th districts- Khunti and Ramgarh (carved out of erstwhile Ranchi and Hazaribagh District respectively) were made a district on 12 September 2007.
Administrative Divisions and District
There are 24 districts of Jharkhand, which are grouped in to 5 divisions. These divisions are:
- Palamu division – 3 Districts: Palamu, Garhwa, Latehar – Headquarters: Medininagar
- North Chotanagpur division – 7 Districts: Chatra, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad – Headquarters: Hazaribagh
- South Chotanagpur division – 5 Districts: Lohardaga, Gumla, Simdega, Ranchi, Khunti – Headquarters: Ranchi
- Kolhan division – 3 Districts: West Singhbhum, Saraikela Kharsawan, East Singhbhum – Headquarters: Chaibasa
- Santhal Pargana division – 6 Districts: Jamtara, Deoghar, Dumka, Pakur, Godda, Sahebganj – Headquarters: Dumka
- East Singhbhum
- West Singhbhum
Below is the list of districts:
|SI No.||Code||District||Headquarters||Area (km2)||Population (2011)||Population Density (/km2)|
|1||BO||Bokaro||Bokaro Steel City||2,883||2,062,330||715|