Sahebganj district

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Sahibganj district
साहिबगंज जिला
District of Jharkhand
Location of Sahibganj district in Jharkhand
Location of Sahibganj district in Jharkhand
Country India
State Jharkhand
Administrative division Santhal Pargana Division
Headquarters Sahibganj
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Rajmahal
 • Assembly seats 3
 • Total 1,599 km2 (617 sq mi)
 • Literacy 53.73 per cent[1]
 • Sex ratio 948
Website Official website

Sahibganj district (Hindi: साहिबगंज जिला) is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Sahibganj is the administrative headquarters of this district.


Sahibganj district is divided into two subdivions: Sahibganj subdivision and Rajmahal subdivision. It is further subdivided into nine Community development blocks:(Sahibganj subdivision) Sahibganj, Mandro, Borio, Barhait (Rajmahal subdivision) Taljhari, Rajmahal, Udhwa, Pathna and Barharwa.[2]


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Sahibganj one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the 24 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]


According to the 2011 census Sahibganj district has a population of 1,150,038,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste[5] or the US state of Rhode Island.[6] This gives it a ranking of 407th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 719 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,860/sq mi).[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.96%.[4] Sahibganj has a sex ratio of 948 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 53.73%.[4]



Sahibganj district consists of 06 Blocks. The following are the list of the Blocks in sahibganj district:

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  1. ^ "District-specific Literates and Literacy Rates, 2011". Registrar General, India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 2011-12-11. 
  2. ^ "District Profile". Census 2011. Sahibganj district administration. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Timor-Leste 1,177,834 July 2011 est. 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Rhode Island 1,052,567 

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