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Sahibganj (Hindi: साहिबगंज जिला)
Sahibganj railway station
Sahibganj railway station
Sahibganj (Hindi: साहिबगंज जिला) is located in Jharkhand
Sahibganj (Hindi: साहिबगंज जिला)
Sahibganj (Hindi: साहिबगंज जिला)
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 25°15′N 87°39′E / 25.25°N 87.65°E / 25.25; 87.65Coordinates: 25°15′N 87°39′E / 25.25°N 87.65°E / 25.25; 87.65
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Sahebganj
 • Total 1,601 km2 (618 sq mi)
Elevation 16 m (52 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,150,038
 • Density 719/km2 (1,860/sq mi)
 • Official HindiSantali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 816109
Telephone code 06436
Vehicle registration JH-18
Sex ratio 948 /

Sahebganj (Hindi: साहिबगंज) (also known as Sahibganj) is the district headquarters of Sahebganj district (Hindi: साहिबगंज जिला) of Jharkhand state, India.

Sahebganj means a place (ganj) of masters (sahebs or sahibs). The place is likely to have been given its name because a number of English and other European people lived and worked in and around the railway station during the British Raj. Nevertheless, the district has remained inhabited by tribal people since time immemorial. The town is cosmopolitan, with people from Bihar, Bengal, and Jharkhand; and refugees from Bangladesh and Pakistan.[citation needed]


Sahebganj is located at 25°15′N 87°39′E / 25.25°N 87.65°E / 25.25; 87.65.[1] It has an average elevation of 16 metres (52 feet).


As of 2011 India census,[2] Sahebganj had a population of 1,150,038. Males constitute 51.33% of the population and females 48.66%. Sahibganj has an average literacy rate of 53%, Lower than the national average of 74.4%: male literacy is 62.65%, and female literacy is 44.31%. In Sahibganj, 18.8% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Sahibganj has educational institutions for all levels of education, including St. Xaviers School and Sahibganj College for higher education.

Natural beauty[edit]

Sahebganj's natural beauty includes the Rajmahal hills, situated at one side, and the river Ganges at the other side.

Sahibganj is only district of Jharkhand, from where the river Ganga passes.


Sahibganj is on the Sahibganj Loop of Eastern Railway.[3]


  • St.Mary’s Church
  • Bhagwa Kuan
  • Moti Jharna
  • Teliagarhi Fort
  • Ganga Vihar Park at the footsteps of Rajmahal hills
  • Shivgadi dham , barhait
  • Maa Binduvasini Mandir, Barharwa
  • Raksi asthan ,
  • Baysi asthan near sahibganj Bijli Ghat
  • Udhwa Jheel, Udhwa (Barharwa)
  • hool karanti sthal , panchkthia


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