List of districts of Jharkhand

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Districts of Jharkhand

Jharkhand, a state of India, has twenty-four administrative districts.[1]


A district of an Indian state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a district magistrate or a deputy commissioner, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officials belonging to different wings of the administrative services of the state.

A superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues.


At the time of formation, Jharkhand state had 18 districts. Later, six more districts were carved out by reorganizing these districts. The 23rd and 24th districts, Khunti and Ramgarh came into existence on September 12, 2007.

Administrative Divisions and District[edit]

Presently, 24 districts of Jharkhand are grouped in to 5 divisions. These divisions are:

  1. Palamu division - 3 Districts: Palamu, Garhwa, Latehar - Headquarters: Medininagar
  2. North Chotanagpur division - 7 Districts: Chatra, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad - Headquarters: Hazaribagh
  3. South Chotanagpur division - 5 Districts: Lohardaga, Gumla, Simdega, Ranchi, Khunti - Headquarters: Ranchi
  4. Kolhan division - 3 Districts: West Singhbhum, Saraikela Kharsawan, East Singhbhum - Headquarters: Chaibasa
  5. Santhal Pargana division - 6 Districts: Jamtara, Deoghar, Dumka, Pakur, Godda, Sahebganj - Headquarters: Dumka

Below is the list of districts.

  1. Garhwa
  2. Palamu
  3. Latehar
  4. Chatra
  5. Hazaribagh
  6. Koderma
  7. Giridih
  8. Ramgarh
  9. Bokaro
  10. Dhanbad
  11. Lohardaga
  12. Gumla
  13. Simdega
  14. Ranchi
  15. Khunti
  16. West Singhbhum
  17. Saraikela Kharsawan
  18. East Singhbhum
  19. Jamtara
  20. Deoghar
  21. Dumka
  22. Pakur
  23. Godda
  24. Sahebganj

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Districts of Jharkhand". Government of Jharkhand Portal. 

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