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Neighbourhood in Dhanbad
Jorapokhar is located in Jharkhand
Jorapokhar is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°42′25″N 86°24′46″E / 23.706958°N 86.412675°E / 23.706958; 86.412675Coordinates: 23°42′25″N 86°24′46″E / 23.706958°N 86.412675°E / 23.706958; 86.412675
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Dhanbad
Elevation 153 m (502 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 85,218
 • Official Hindi, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JH

Jorapokhar is a neighbourhood in Dhanbad in Jharkhand state, India.


The earlier census town was combined with other urban units to form Dhanbad Municipal Corporation in 2006.[1][2]

Jorapokhar is spread over parts of Ward No. 42 and 44 of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation.[3]

Jorapokhar was an assembly constituency of Bihar from 1962 to 1967 and was represented by Ram Narain Sharma. Sindri town was in this constituency, later Sindri became a Vidhan Sabha constituency from 1967.

Police station[edit]

Jorapokhar police station serves Jharia CD Block.[4]


As of 2001 India census,[5] Jorapokhar had a population of 85,218. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Jorapokhar has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 55%. In Jorapokhar, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ "Dhanbad Municipal Corporation". DMC. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  2. ^ "Dhanbad Dsitrict Map". Physical Map of Dhanbad. Jharkhand Government. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Dhanbad Municipal Corporation". प्रादेशिक निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों की सूची (in Hindi). Jharkhand Government. Retrieved 19 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "Dhanbad – Welcome to the Coal Capital of India". Administrative Structure of Dhanbad District – List of Thana and Outpost of Dhanbad Outpost. Jharkhand Government. Retrieved 15 October 2017. 
  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.