Districts of Jharkhand and Its formation

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Jharkhand, a vibrant state in eastern India, is known for its rich tribal heritage, lush forests, and mineral resources. Formed on November 15, 2000, carving out from South Bihar, Jharkhand initially comprised 18 districts. Over the years, through reorganizations, the state has seen the number of districts increase to 24.

Here’s a comprehensive list of Jharkhand’s districts along with their formation dates:

North Chotanagpur Division:

  • Hazaribagh: Headquarters of the division, formed in 1854.
    Image of Hazaribagh, Jharkhand
  • Chatra: Formed on 10th April 1972 from Hazaribagh district.
    Image of Chatra, Jharkhand
  • Koderma: Formed on 1st April 1972 from Hazaribagh district.
    Image of Koderma, Jharkhand
  • Giridih: Formed in 1865.
    Image of Giridih, Jharkhand
  • Ramgarh: Formed on 12th September 2007 from Hazaribagh district.
    Image of Ramgarh, Jharkhand
  • Bokaro: Formed on 1st April 1960 from Dhanbad district.
    Image of Bokaro, Jharkhand
  • Dhanbad: Headquarters of the division, formed in 1896.
    Image of Dhanbad, Jharkhand

South Chotanagpur Division:

  • Ranchi: Capital of Jharkhand, formed in 1899.
    Image of Ranchi, Jharkhand
  • Lohardaga: Formed on 1st April 1983 from Ranchi district.
    Image of Lohardaga, Jharkhand
  • Gumla: Formed on 1st April 1983 from Ranchi district.
    Image of Gumla, Jharkhand
  • Simdega: Formed on 15th November 2000 from Gumla district.
    Image of Simdega, Jharkhand
  • Khunti: Formed on 12th September 2007 from Ranchi district.
    Image of Khunti, Jharkhand

Kolhan Division:

  • West Singhbhum: Headquarters of the division, formed in 1869.
    Image of West Singhbhum, Jharkhand
  • Seraikela Kharsawan: Formed on 15th November 2000 from West Singhbhum district.
    Image of Seraikela Kharsawan, Jharkhand
  • East Singhbhum: Formed on 15th June 2001 from West Singhbhum district.
    Image of East Singhbhum, Jharkhand

Palamu Division:

  • Palamu: Headquarters of the division, formed in 1854.
    Image of Palamu, Jharkhand
  • Garhwa: Formed on 1st April 1982 from Palamu district.
    Image of Garhwa, Jharkhand
  • Latehar: Formed on 15th November 2000 from Palamu district.
    Image of Latehar, Jharkhand

Santhal Pargana Division:

  • Dumka: Headquarters of the division and sub-capital of Jharkhand, formed in 1854.
    Image of Dumka, Jharkhand
  • Jamtara: Formed on 15th November 2000 from Dumka district.
    Image of Jamtara, Jharkhand
  • Deoghar: Formed on 15th November 2000 from Dumka district.
    Image of Deoghar, Jharkhand
  • Pakur: Formed on 18th May 1995 from Sahebganj district.
    Image of Pakur, Jharkhand
  • Godda: Formed on 1st April 1983 from Sahebganj district.
    Image of Godda, Jharkhand
  • Sahebganj: Formed in 1869.
    Image of Sahebganj, Jharkhand

Each district in Jharkhand boasts its unique history, culture, and geography, contributing to the vibrant tapestry of the state. With its rich natural resources and dedicated people, Jharkhand is poised for further development and progress.

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