Barhi, Hazaribagh

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Barhi
बरही
Town
Barhi is located in Jharkhand
Barhi
Barhi
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 24°18′N 85°25′E / 24.3°N 85.42°E / 24.3; 85.42Coordinates: 24°18′N 85°25′E / 24.3°N 85.42°E / 24.3; 85.42
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Hazaribagh
Elevation 374 m (1,227 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,933
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Lok Sabha constituency Hazaribagh
Vidhan Sabha constituency Barhi

Barhi is a census town and headquarters of a subdivision in Hazaribagh district in the state of Jharkhand, India. It stands at the crossing of NH 2/ Grand Trunk Road and NH 31 and NH 33. [1]. All major buses on the Ranchi-Patna, Ranchi-Gaya, Dhanbad-Patna and Dhanbad-Gaya routes pass through Barhi. Both Tilaiya Dam of DVC and Hazaribagh National Park are near Barhi.

History[edit]

Barhi was once a subdivisional town (up to 1872). There is small cemetery on Grand Trunk Road, with a grave of Col Knyvett, Commander of Grand Trunk Road. He died in 1857.[1]

Geography[edit]

Barhi is located at 24°18′N 85°25′E / 24.3°N 85.42°E / 24.3; 85.42.[2] It has an average elevation of 374 metres (1227 feet). The Barakar River lies 3 kilometres (1.9 mi) from Barhi. Hazaribag National Park is 18 kilometres (11 mi) away from Barhi. Tilaiya Dam is 17 kilometres (11 mi) away.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Barhi had a population of 9,933. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Barhi has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 62% of the males and 38% of females literate. 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

See also[edit]

Barhi (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India,1949, p177, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Barhi
  3. ^ "Barhi". india9.com. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.