Gobindpur, Jharkhand

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Gobindpur
गोविन्दपुर
city
Gobindpur is located in Jharkhand
Gobindpur
Gobindpur
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 22°38′N 86°04′E / 22.63°N 86.07°E / 22.63; 86.07Coordinates: 22°38′N 86°04′E / 22.63°N 86.07°E / 22.63; 86.07
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Dhanbad
Elevation 188 m (617 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,504
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Gobindpur is a census town in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Geography[edit]

Gobindpur is located at 23°50′N 86°31′E / 23.83°N 86.52°E / 23.83; 86.52.[1] It has an average elevation of 188 metres (616 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Gobindpur had a population of 8,504. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Gobindpur has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 55%. . Many people are taking interest in education at gobindpur nowadays. In Gobindpur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

Gobindpur was a mint town in the Mughal era. Copper coins were produced during the reigns of Akbar and Jahangir.

Copper coin from the time of Akbar. The obverse reads "Gobindp(ur)". C. 1600 CE.

Transport[edit]

It is the junction of NH 2 and NH 32.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gobindpur
  2. ^ "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.