Gomia

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Gomia
Town
Gomia is located in Jharkhand
Gomia
Gomia
Gomia is located in India
Gomia
Gomia
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°47′N 85°49′E / 23.78°N 85.82°E / 23.78; 85.82Coordinates: 23°47′N 85°49′E / 23.78°N 85.82°E / 23.78; 85.82
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Bokaro
Elevation 238 m (781 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 48,141
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 829112
Vehicle registration JH
Website bokaro.nic.in

Gomia (also spelled as Gumia) is a census town in Gomia block in Bermo subdivision of Bokaro district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. The modern name is a transformation of Gumia over the years. Though, today, it is still listed as Gumia by the South Eastern Railway (India) (station code GMIA).

Geography[edit]

Gumia is located at 23°47′N 85°49′E / 23.78°N 85.82°E / 23.78; 85.82.[1] It has an average elevation of 238 metres (780 feet) and lies within the deciduous forests of [[Chota Nagpur Plateau

Police station[edit]

Gomia police station is located at Gomia.[2]

CD Block HQ[edit]

The headquarters of Gomia CD Block are located at Gomia.[3]

History[edit]

Gomia took shape around the year 1956, when the Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI as its popularly known as), set up a commercial explosives (IEL) factory there. It was developed together a residential colony to house the 3500 employees that would work in the factory. Since then, Gomia has been known as an example of diversity - with people of different nationalities, cultures and religious beliefs coming together to write a new chapter in the history of the then Hazaribagh district. Since the late 1950s, it has switched districts twice, first becoming a part of Giridih and then becoming a part of Bokaro district.

In mid-1999, the IEL factory was acquired by Orica.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2011 Census of India, Gumia had a population of 48,141, with 25,119 males and 23,022 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 9,667 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 3,635.[5]

As of 2001 India census,[6] Gumia had a population of 45,532. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Gumia has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 52%. In Gumia, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Literacy[edit]

As of the 2011 census, the total number of literate citizens in Gumia was listed as 32,968, out of which 19,240 were males and 13,728 were females.[5]

Economy[edit]

Orica's IEL factory is the lifeline for Gomia. More than 80% of the population benefits from the factory, directly or indirectly.

The people of Gomia also depend on Central Coal Field Limited's CCL Colliery. Bokaro Thermal Power Station B is also near Gomia (approx. 5 km)

Connectivity[edit]

Gomia lies on one of the first railway links that was set up in Chota Nagpur Plateau. It is on the Gomoh-Barkakhana line. It is well connected with trains to many places.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gumia
  2. ^ "Jharkhand Police Official Website". Contact Bokaro Police. Jharkhand Police. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "2011 District Census Handbook Bokaro, Series 21, Part XII B" (PDF). Map on Page 3. Directorate of Census Operations, Jharkhand. Retrieved 6 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Orica to form Explosives Venture with ICI India
  5. ^ 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 5 December 2015. 
  6. ^ "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. 

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