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Wasseypur is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°45′32″N 86°22′55″E / 23.759°N 86.382°E / 23.759; 86.382Coordinates: 23°45′32″N 86°22′55″E / 23.759°N 86.382°E / 23.759; 86.382
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Dhanbad
Elevation 304 m (997 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 200,145
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Wasseypur is a small town in the Dhanbad district in the state of Jharkhand, which is also known as the Coal Capital of India.[1][2] Wasseypur was once in Bengal, then in Bihar and is now part of Dhanbad in Jharkhand.[3] Wasseypur, just two kilometres from Dhanbad station, is about 165 km from state capital Ranchi.[4] Naya Bazaar, Wasseypur is an area with a total population of around 200,000, divided in five municipal wards.[5] Most of the people in this area work in administrative capacities.[6] Ray Talkies is the closest theatre to Wasseypur.[7] The names of rival dons Sabir Alam and Fahim Khan, lords of two mafia families are associated with Wasseypur.[8][9][10] Though out on bail after spending eight years in jail, Sabir Alam rarely stays at home due to the threat to his life.[11] Fahim Khan, who is still alive and in the Hazaribagh jail currently,is son of Shafiq Khan,who had a rivalry with Surya Dev Singh.[12][13] The foundation of Wasseypur was laid by the two brothers - late M A Wassey Sahab and M A Jabbar Sahab in 1955-56. They were known contractors of Dhanbad.


The place is the central plot of the Bollywood film such as:


Wasseypur is divided into many Mohallah(an area of a town).

  • Mahroof Ganj
  • New Mahroof Ganj
  • Ara More
  • Ali Nagar
  • Nishat Nagar
  • Raouf Colony
  • Nabi Nagar
  • Shamsher Nagar
  • Karim Ganj
  • Rahmat Ganj
  • Afsar Colony
  • Hafiz Colony
  • Ghani Colony
  • Millat Colony
  • Ghaffar Colony
  • Gulzar Bagh
  • Jabbar Compound
  • New Islampur(Pandarpala)
  • Nichli Mohallah(Quamar Maqdumi Road)
  • Naya Bazar
  • Azad Nagar
  • Yahiya Nagar
  • Kabaddi Patti