Dhanwar, Giridih

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Rajdhanwar is located in Jharkhand
Rajdhanwar is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 24°25′N 85°59′E / 24.42°N 85.98°E / 24.42; 85.98Coordinates: 24°25′N 85°59′E / 24.42°N 85.98°E / 24.42; 85.98
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Giridih
Population (2016)
 • Total 5,00,000
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
06554 825412
Vehicle registration JH-11
Website giridih.nic.in

Dhanwar is a census town in the Giridih district of the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is part of Dhanwar (community development block).


Dhanwar is located at 24°25′N 85°59′E / 24.42°N 85.98°E / 24.42; 85.98.[1] It has an average elevation of 336 metres (1102 feet). It has a dam called "Naulakha Dam" where many people come here for celebrating the picnic. Khorimahua(Rajdhanwar) sub-division has five block. These blocks are Rajdhanwar, Jamua, Gawan,Tisri and Deori.


As per 2011 Census of India Dhanwar had a population of 18,000. There were 9500 males and 8,500 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 698 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 6.[2]

As per 2001 India census,[3] Dhanwar had a population of 7,935. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Dhanwar has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 73% and, female literacy is 55%. In Dhanwar, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The name "Dhanwar" (khorimahua) is the name of a subdivisional in Giridih and Rajdhanwar is now its current name. Rajdhanwar is a place for business at basic level. it has become a huge market place where the daily transaction are into millions, major contribution being from sale of food products, cloth, jewellery, and metals. This town is very famous for "Chath" puja in jharkhand state. Every year, around 4 lakh people visit Dhanwar chath ghat called "Rajghat" during chath. Decoration of Rajghat occurs at huge level,which fascinates the visitors.


As of 2011 census, the total number of literates in Dhanwar was 16,893 out of which 8763 were males and 8130 were females.[2]


Jharkhand Dham a Lord Siva's Temple near Dhanwar, Giridih, Jharkhand

Jharkhand Dham - It is situated approximately 55 km from Giridih and 10 km from Rajdhanwar. "Jharkhand Dham" which is considered to be the second most worshipped temple of "Shiva", after Baidhnath Dham in Deoghar.

Hanuman Mandir[disambiguation needed]- it is situated at Bada Chowk (cinema road) 3 km from Dhanwar station.



  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Dhanwar
  2. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 8 November 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.