Rajmahal (community development block)

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Community development block
Rajmahal is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand
Rajmahal is located in India
Rajmahal (India)
Coordinates: 25°1′33″N 87°50′52″E / 25.02583°N 87.84778°E / 25.02583; 87.84778Coordinates: 25°1′33″N 87°50′52″E / 25.02583°N 87.84778°E / 25.02583; 87.84778
Country India
 • TypeCommunity development block
30 m (100 ft)
 • Total145,899
 • OfficialHindi, Santali
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates59,486 (51.28%)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
816108 (Rajmahal)
816116 (Tin Pahar)
Telephone/STD code06426
Vehicle registrationJH 18
Lok Sabha constituencyRajmahal
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRajmahal
CD Block

Rajmahal is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Rajmahal subdivision of Sahibganj district, Jharkhand state, India. It is located 32 km from Sahibganj, the district headquarters.


Rajmahal, the eponymous CD Block headquarters, is located at 25°1′33″N 87°50′52″E / 25.02583°N 87.84778°E / 25.02583; 87.84778.[1]

The district can be divided into two regions, one of which is the plains, consisting of uplands, undulation along ridges and depressions covers the Sahibganj, Rajmahal, Udhwa and Barharwa CD Blocks. Three rivers flowing through this region – the Ganges, Gumani and Bansloi - make the plains rich and cultivable. The inhabitants of this region are mostly non-tribals of various castes and Paharias and Santals.[2]

Rajmahal CD Block has 147 gram panchayats, 98 inhabited (chiragi) and 49 uninhabited (bechiragi) villages.[2]


As per 2011 Census of India Rajmahal CD Block had a total population of 145,899, of which 140,563 were rural and 5,336. There were 75,153 (52 %) males and 70,746 (48 %) females. Population below 6 years was 29,897. Scheduled Castes numbered 6,234 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 8,799.[3]

In 2011 census Tin Pahar was a census town in Rajmahal CD Block with a population of 5,336.[3]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Rajmahal CD Block was 59,486 (51.28 % of the population over 6 years) out of which 35,641 (60 %) were males and 23,845 (40 %) were females.[3]

As per 2011 census, literacy in Sahibganj district was 52.04.[4]Literacy in Jharkhand (for population over 7 years) was 66.41% in 2011.[5]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[6]


The Khana Junction-Rajmahal section of the Sahibganj Loop was complete in October 1859 and the first train ran from Howrah to Rajmahal via Khana on 4 July 1860.[7][8]


  1. ^ "Rajmahal Block by Sanjiv Kumar, BDO". Jharkhand. Wikimapia. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "District Profile – Physical Aspects". Jharkhand. Sahibganj district administration. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  4. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Jharkhand Profile" (PDF). Census Info India 2011 – Final population totals. Census Commissioner, Government of India. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  6. ^ "Literacy in India". Census 2011. Census population 2015 data. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  7. ^ George Huddleston (1906). History of the East Indian Railway. p. 28.
  8. ^ Rao, M.A. (1988). Indian Railways. New Delhi: National Book Trust. p. 19.