Koderma district

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Koderma district
Location of Koderma district in Jharkhand
Location of Koderma district in Jharkhand
DivisionNorth Chotanagpur division
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesKodarma (shared with Giridih and Hazaribagh districts)
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies1
 • Total1,500 km2 (600 sq mi)
 • Total716,259
 • Density480/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Literacy68.35 per cent
 • Sex ratio949
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Koderma district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Koderma is the administrative headquarters of this district.

Koderma district was created on 10 April 1994, after being carved out of the original Hazaribagh district. It is currently[when?] a part of the Red Corridor.[1]


Koderma is bordered by Nawada district of Bihar on the north, the Gaya district of Bihar on the west, the Giridih district of Jharkhand on the east, and the Hazaribag district of Jharkhand on the south.

Koderma is surrounded by forests and lots of natural resources, Dhawajadhari Pahar (hill) that is dedicated to lord Shiva and on the Mahashivratri lots of devotees get together to worship the god. Barsoti river flows through the district. Chanchal dham (hill) which is located 12Km away from Nawadih railway station and 30Km from Koderma junction railway station which is dedicated to Maa Chanchalni. Many devotees gathered here on various festivals like durga pooja, ramnavmi, akhari pooja etc to worship Chanchalni Maa to fulfill their desires.

Koderma district is richly endowed with natural resources. At one time, Koderma was considered as the mica capital of India. During that time, the townships of Koderma and Jhumeri Tilaiya saw the rise of several mica tycoons, including the houses of Bhadanis, Darukas , Modi family and Rajgarhias.[citation needed] Now[when?] it the fastest developing city in Jharkhand.[citation needed]


Blocks (Mandals)[edit]

Koderma district consists of 06 Blocks. The following are the list of the Blocks in Koderma district:


In 2006 the Indian government named Koderma 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]


There are several schools and degree colleges in Koderma:


The district has three major towns - Domchanch, Jhumri Telaiya, Koderma. Koderma, Jhumri Telaiya are located along National Highway 31, which connects Ranchi and Patna. Koderma Railway station is on the Grand Chord railway line, which connects Calcutta and Delhi.



  • Sadar hospital, Koderma
  • Jay Prakash Hospital, Chitragupt Nagar, Jhumri Telaiya, Koderma
  • Hope hospital, Jhumri Telaiya, Koderma
  • Gayatri Hospital, Jhumri telaiya, Koderma
  • Holy Family Hospital, Koderma


The district comprises six blocks: Koderma, Jainagar, Markacho, Satgawan, Chandwara and Domchanch.

The Vidhan Sabha constituency of this district are Kodarma, Barkatha and Barhi, which are part of Koderma and Hazaribag Lok Sabha constituency respectively.


According to the 2011 census Koderma district has a population of 716,259,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Bhutan[5] or the US state of Alaska.[6] This gives it a ranking of 500th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 427 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,110/sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 32.59%.[4] Kodarma has a sex ratio of 949 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 68.35%.[4]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 94.17% of the population in the district spoke Hindi, 4.69% Urdu and 0.52% Santali as their first language.[7]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.


  1. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Saiful Haque (2011-11-16). "Sainik School ragging: Jharkhand High Court issues showcause notices to government, principal". India Today. Retrieved 2012-04-02.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Bhutan 708,427
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2011-08-17. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Alaska 710,231
  7. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  8. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

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Coordinates: 24°28′12″N 85°35′24″E / 24.47000°N 85.59000°E / 24.47000; 85.59000