Sahibganj (community development block)

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Community development block
Sahibganj is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Sahibganj is located in India
Sahibganj (India)
Coordinates: 25°14′25″N 87°38′4″E / 25.24028°N 87.63444°E / 25.24028; 87.63444Coordinates: 25°14′25″N 87°38′4″E / 25.24028°N 87.63444°E / 25.24028; 87.63444
Country India
 • TypeCommunity development block
38 m (125 ft)
 • Total73,906
 • OfficialHindi, Santali
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates32,379 (56.07%)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
816109 (Sahibganj)
Telephone/STD code06436
Vehicle registrationJH 18
Lok Sabha constituencyRajmahal
Vidhan Sabha constituencyRajmahal
CD Block

Sahibganj is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Sahibganj subdivision of Sahibganj district, Jharkhand state, India.


Sahibganj, the eponymous CD Block headquarters, is located at 25°14′25″N 87°38′4″E / 25.24028°N 87.63444°E / 25.24028; 87.63444.[1]

The district can be divided into two regions, one of which is the plain, 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-tribal of various castes and Paharias and Santals.[2]

Sahibganj CD Block has 32 gram panchayats, 23 inhabited (chiragi) and 9 uninhabited (bechiragi) villages.[2]


As per 2011 Census of India Sahibganj CD Block had a total population of 73,906, all of which were rural. There were 39,275 (53 %) males and 34,631 (47 %) females. Population below 6 years was 16,154. Scheduled Castes numbered 5,321 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 8,752.[3]

Sahibganj CD Block had several villages with a high population (2011 census population figures in brackets): Sakrigali River Block (3,733), Ganga Parshad (28,844), Makhmalpur (10,517), Hajipur (9,023) and Harparshad Ogariah (4,676). [3]


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Sahibganj CD Block was 32,379 (56.07 % of the population over 6 years) out of which 19,981 (62 %) were males and 12,398 (38 %) 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. ^ "Sahibganj Rail Station". Jharkhand. Wikimapia. Retrieved 12 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b "District Profile – Physical Aspects". Jharkhand. Sahibganj district administration. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 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.