Dhanbad district

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Dhanbad district
धनबाद जिला
District of Jharkhand
Location of Dhanbad district in Jharkhand
Location of Dhanbad district in Jharkhand
Country India
State Jharkhand
Administrative division North Chotanagpur division
Headquarters Dhanbad
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Dhanbad
 • Total 2,074.68 km2 (801.04 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 2,682,662
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
 • Sex ratio 908
Website Official website

Dhanbad district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Dhanbad is the administrative headquarters of this district. As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Jharkhand (out of 24).[1]


Coal mining in the outskirts of Dhanbad

In 2006 the Indian government named Dhanbad one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 21 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]


According to the 2011 census Dhanbad district has a population of 2,682,662,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[3] or the US state of Nevada.[4] This gives it a ranking of 148th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 1,284 inhabitants per square kilometre (3,330/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 11.91%.[1] Dhanbad has a sex ratio of 908 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 75.71%.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Kuwait 2,595,62 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Nevada 2,700,551 

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Coordinates: 23°47′24″N 86°25′48″E / 23.79000°N 86.43000°E / 23.79000; 86.43000