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Census Town
Nirsa is located in Jharkhand
Nirsa is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°43′E / 23.78°N 86.72°E / 23.78; 86.72Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°43′E / 23.78°N 86.72°E / 23.78; 86.72
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Dhanbad
CD block Nirsa
Elevation 139 m (456 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,794
 • Official Hindi, Santali, bengali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 828205
Vehicle registration JH 10
Lok Sabha constituency Dhanbad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nirsa

Nirsa is a census town in Nirsa CD Block in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Nirsa is located at 23°47′N 86°43′E / 23.78°N 86.72°E / 23.78; 86.72.[1] It has an average elevation of 139 metres (456 ft).


As per 2011 Census of India Nirsa had a population of 14,794, of which 7,752 were males and 7,072 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 2,972 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 258.[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Nirsa had a population of 13,903. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Nirsa has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 65%. In Nirsa, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Nirsa was 10,199 out of which 5,820 were males and 4,379 were females.[2]


Collieries in the Nirsa Area of Eastern Coalfields are: Gopinathpur, Hariazam, Badjna, Chapapur and Shampur.[4]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Nirsa
  2. ^ 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 21 December 2015. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Coalmining impact on the Environment" (PDF). Chapter V: Table 5.2. shodganga.infibnet. Retrieved 21 February 2017.