Barharwa (community development block)

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Community development block
Barharwa is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 24°51′28″N 87°46′27″E / 24.85778°N 87.77417°E / 24.85778; 87.77417Coordinates: 24°51′28″N 87°46′27″E / 24.85778°N 87.77417°E / 24.85778; 87.77417
Country India
 • TypeCommunity development block
38 m (125 ft)
 • Total180,770
 • OfficialHindi, Santali
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates85,281 (58.54%)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
816109 (Sahibganj)
Telephone/STD code06436
Vehicle registrationJH 18
Lok Sabha constituencyRajmahal
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPakaur
CD Block

Barharwa is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Rajmahal subdivision of Sahibganj district, Jharkhand state, India.


Barharwa, the eponymous CD Block headquarters, is located at 25°51′28″N 87°46′27″E / 25.85778°N 87.77417°E / 25.85778; 87.77417.[1]

The district can be divided into two regions, one of which is the plains, consisting of uplands, undulation along ridges and depressions covers the Sahibganj, Rajmahal, Udhwa and Barharwa CD Blocks. Three rivers flowing through this region – the Ganges, Gumani and Bansloi- make the plains rich and cultivable. The inhabitants of this region are mostly non-tribals of various castes and Paharias and Santals.[2]

Barharwa CD Block has 241 gram panchayats, 155 inhabited (chiragi) and 86 uninhabited (bechiragi) villages.[2]


As per 2011 Census of India Barhwarwa CD Block had a total population of 180,770, of which 168,153 were rural and 12,617 were urban. There were 92,228 (51 %) males and 88,542 (49 %) females. Population below 6 years was 35,102. Scheduled Castes numbered 20,645 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 15,191.[3]

Barharwa, a census town in Barharwa CD Block had a population of 12,617 in 2011. [3]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Barharwa CD Block was 85,281 (58.54 % of the population over 6 years) out of which 48,679 (57 %) were males and 36,602 (43 %) were females.[3]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Sahibganj district was 52.04.[4]Literacy in Jharkhand (for population over 7 years) was 66.41% in 2011.[5]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[6]


Barharwa Junction railway station on the Sahibganj Loop connects to the New Farakka railway station (95 km away) on the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri line and is a link for trains crossing the Farakka Barrage. [7]


  1. ^ "Barharwa Junction Rail Station (ER)". Jharkhand. Wikimapia. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "District Profile – Physical Aspects". Jharkhand. Sahibganj district administration. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  4. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Jharkhand Profile" (PDF). Census Info India 2011 – Final population totals. Census Commissioner, Government of India. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Literacy in India". Census 2011. Census population 2015 data. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  7. ^ "Distance from Barharwa to New Farakka". Distance Monk. Retrieved 12 January 2016.