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Deoghar
City
Deoghar is located in Jharkhand
Deoghar
Deoghar
Deoghar is located in India
Deoghar
Deoghar
Coordinates: 24°29′N 86°42′E / 24.48°N 86.7°E / 24.48; 86.7Coordinates: 24°29′N 86°42′E / 24.48°N 86.7°E / 24.48; 86.7
CountryIndia
StateJharkhand
DistrictDeoghar
Government
 • BodyDeoghar Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total337 km2 (130 sq mi)
Elevation
254 m (833 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total203,116
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
814112
Telephone code06432
Vehicle registrationJH-15
Sex ratio921 /
Lok Sabha constituencyGodda
Vidhan Sabha constituencyDeoghar
Websitehttps://deoghar.nic.in/

Deoghar is the headquarters of the Deoghar District in the Santhal Parganas division of the state of Jharkhand, India. The famed Baidyanath Temple is located here.

Geography

Part of the interior of a Hindu Temple, at Deo, in Bahar, from Rees's Cyclopedia, 1802

Deoghar is located at 24°29′N 86°42′E / 24.48°N 86.7°E / 24.48; 86.7.[1] It has an average elevation of 255 metres (833 feet). It is a part of Indian peninsular plateau which forms a part of oldest landmass on earth Gondwana land.[2] Deoghar is situated on the bank of Ajay river (which originates from Batpar village of Jamui district in Bihar) and its tributary Dadhawa river( which originates from Purnia Lake near Karangarh village 24°35′44″N 86°28′28″E / 24.595501°N 86.474369°E / 24.595501; 86.474369 in Jamui district of Bihar). City is surrounded with various small relict hills such as Dighriya pahaad , Nandan pahaad , Trikuti Pahaad , Tapovan Pahaad. Dighriya pahaad forms the western boundary of the city and there is a national park being constructed on this hills. Nandan pahaad is a children amusement place and serves as one the principal recreational place in the city.[3] Tapovan Pahaad has its cultural relevance found in hindu scriptures . It is one of the amusement place in the city and serves as a habitat for monkeys.[4]

Culture

Deoghar city is also called as cultural capital of jharkhand[5] Angika which is a dialects of Maithili language is the principal language of the region.

Universities and colleges

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[8] Deoghar has a population of 203,116 and 17.62% of the population is under 6 years of age.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Deoghar, India". www.fallingrain.com.
  2. ^ Template:Http://www.preservearticles.com/articles/complete-information-on-chotanagpur-plateau-of-peninsular-uplands-in-india/20293
  3. ^ Template:Https://deoghar.nic.in/tourist-place/nandanpahad/
  4. ^ Template:Url=https://www.explorebihar.in/tapovan-deoghar.html
  5. ^ {Url=http://www.uniindia.com/news/others/deoghar-to-get-status-of-cultural-capital-of-jharkhand/11368.html}
  6. ^ {Url=http://www.ascollegedeoghar.com/}
  7. ^ {Url=https://www.bhaskar.com/jharkhand/ranchi/news/aiims-devghar-mbbs-registrations-to-start-this-year-01498785.html}
  8. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

External links

  • Deoghar travel guide from Wikivoyage