Latehar district

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Latehar district
Location of Latehar district in Jharkhand
Location of Latehar district in Jharkhand
CountryIndia
StateJharkhand
Divisionpalamu
HeadquartersLatehar
Government
 • Deputy CommissionerZeeshan Qamar, IAS
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesChatra (shared with Chatra district)
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies2 Latehar (Vidhan Sabha constituency), Manika (Vidhan Sabha constituency)
 • Latehar MLABaidyanath Ram, JMM
 • Manika MLARamchandra Singh, INC
Area
 • Total3,659.59 km2 (1,412.98 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total726,978
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy61.23 per cent
 • Sex ratio964
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitehttp://latehar.nic.in/

Latehar district is one of the 24 districts of Jharkhand state in eastern India, and Latehar town is the administrative headquarters of this district. This district is part of Palamu division.

Latehar district is situated on longitude 84° 31' E and 23° 44.4' N latitude. The area of the district is 3660 km², with a population of 726,978 (2011 census).

History[edit]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901126,790—    
1911140,616+1.04%
1921149,957+0.65%
1931167,407+1.11%
1941186,627+1.09%
1951201,560+0.77%
1961239,575+1.74%
1971299,630+2.26%
1981359,930+1.85%
1991457,040+2.42%
2001560,894+2.07%
2011726,978+2.63%
source:[1]

The territory covered by the present district became a part of Palamu district, when it formed on 1 January 1928. Latehar district was created on 4 April 2001 by separating the erstwhile Latehar subdivision of Palamu district. It is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[2]

Administration[edit]

Blocks/Mandals[edit]

Latehar district consists of 9 blocks. The following are the list of the blocks in Latehar district:

  1. Latehar Block
  2. Chandwa Block
  3. Balumath Block
  4. Manika Block
  5. Barwadih Block
  6. Garu Block
  7. Mahuadanar Block
  8. Bariyatu Block
  9. Herhanj Block

Geography[edit]

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Indian government named Latehar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] It is one of the districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4]

Divisions[edit]

There are 9 development blocks, namely Latehar, Chandwa, Balumath, Bariyatu, Herhanj, Manika, Barwadih, Garu and Mahuadanr

There are two Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Manika and Latehar. Both are part of Chatra Lok Sabha constituency.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Latehar district has a population of 726,978.[5] Roughly equal to the nation of Bhutan[6] or the US state of Alaska.[7] This gives it a ranking of 499th in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 200 inhabitants per square kilometre (520/sq mi) .[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 29.38%.[5] Latehar has a sex ratio of 964 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 61.23%.[5] Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 21.3% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 45.5% of total population. At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 75.18% of the population in the district spoke Hindi, 18.30% Kurukh, 5.09% Urdu and 0.68% Mundari as their first language.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  2. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2011.
  3. ^ "Showing all Waterfalls in India". World Waterfalls Database. Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2010.
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  6. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Bhutan 708,427
  7. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Alaska 710,231
  8. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°43′48″N 84°28′12″E / 23.73000°N 84.47000°E / 23.73000; 84.47000