Gobindpur, Jharkhand

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Gobindpur
गोविन्दपुर
Census Town
Gobindpur is located in Jharkhand
Gobindpur
Gobindpur
Gobindpur is located in India
Gobindpur
Gobindpur
Location in Jharkhand, India 23°50′19″N 86°31′7″E / 23.83861°N 86.51861°E / 23.83861; 86.51861.<
Coordinates: 23°50′19″N 86°31′7″E / 23.83861°N 86.51861°E / 23.83861; 86.51861Coordinates: 23°50′19″N 86°31′7″E / 23.83861°N 86.51861°E / 23.83861; 86.51861
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Dhanbad
CD block Govindpur
Elevation 188 m (617 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 11,318
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JH
Website dhanbad.nic.in

Gobindpur is a census town in Govindpur CD Block in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Geography[edit]

Gobindpur is located at 23°50′19″N 86°31′7″E / 23.83861°N 86.51861°E / 23.83861; 86.51861.[1]It has an average elevation of 188 metres (616 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As per 2011 Census of India Gobindpur had a population of 11,318, of which 5,950 were males and 5,368 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 869 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 56.[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Gobindpur had a population of 8,504. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Gobindpur has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 55%. In Gobindpur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Literacy[edit]

As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Gobindpur was 8,014 out of which 4,588 were males and 3,246 were females.[2]

History[edit]

Gobindpur was a mint town in the Mughal era. Copper coins were produced during the reigns of Akbar and Jahangir.

Copper coin from the time of Akbar. The obverse reads "Gobindp(ur)". C. 1600 CE.

Transport[edit]

It is the junction of NH 2 and NH 32.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Govindpur High School Dhanbad". Jharkhand. Wikimapia. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "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.