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Rajmahal is located in Jharkhand
Rajmahal is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 25°03′N 87°50′E / 25.05°N 87.84°E / 25.05; 87.84Coordinates: 25°03′N 87°50′E / 25.05°N 87.84°E / 25.05; 87.84
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Sahibganj
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,974
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JH

Rajmahal is a city and a notified area in Sahibganj district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Rajmahal is the only sub-divisional town in Sahibganj district.


1907 Map of Bengal with Sikkim

Neel-kothi is a historical place and it is located at the heart of the city of Rajmahal. It was built by Englishman on 24 September 1796 to process Neel (Indigo) used for dying cotton cloth; Then British government was ruling Rajmahal.It is an historic town situated on the west bank of the Ganges, and located in the hills known as Damin-i-koh during the Muslim rule. The hills run north-south for 193 km from Sahebganj to Rampurhat. The earlier name of the place was Agmahal. Man Singh, on his return from the conquest of Orissa in 1592, named it Rajmahal. On 9 November 1595, Man Singh laid the foundations of a new capital of Bengal Subah there and named it Akbarnagar, after Akbar, the emperor.[1]


As of 2001 India census,[2] Rajmahal had a population of 17,974. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rajmahal has an average literacy rate of 48%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 55%, and female literacy is 39%. In Rajmahal, 19% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Assembly segments[edit]

Presently, Rajmahal Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments:[3]

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District
1 Rajmahal None Sahebganj
2 Borio ST Sahebganj
3 Barhait ST Sahebganj
4 Litipara ST Pakur
5 Pakaur None Pakur
6 Maheshpur ST Pakur

Members of Parliament[edit]

The Rajmahal (Lok Sabha constituency) is centered around the city.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sarkar, Jadunath (1984). A History of Jaipur, c. 1503-1938, New Delhi: Orient Longman, ISBN 81-250-0333-9, p.81
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency". Chief Electoral Officer, Jharkhand website.