Barhi, Hazaribagh

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Barhi is located in Jharkhand
Barhi is located in India
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 (2011)
 • Total 11,867
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JH
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.


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]


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]


As per 2011 Census of India Barhi had a population of 11,867. There were 6,107 males and 5,760 females.Scheduled Castes numbered 2,770 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 92.[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] 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.


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Barhi was 8,140 out of which 4,537 were males and 3,603 were females.[4]


The 79.7 km long first stage railway project from Koderma to Hazaribagh costing Rs. 936 crore was inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 20 February 2015. The railway line passes through the Barhi CD Block and there is a station at Barhi.[6]

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  1. ^ Houlton, Sir John, Bihar, the Heart of India,1949, p177, Orient Longmans Ltd.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Barhi
  3. ^ "Barhi". Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  4. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  5. ^ "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. 
  6. ^ "PM Narendra Modiflags off Hazaribagh-Koderma DMU train". The Indian Express 20 February 2015. Retrieved 2 December 2015.