Jump to content

Sahebganj district

Coordinates: 25°15′N 87°39′E / 25.25°N 87.65°E / 25.25; 87.65
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(Redirected from Sahibganj district)
Sahibganj district
Rajmahal hills near Barhait
Location of Sahibganj district in Jharkhand
Location of Sahibganj district in Jharkhand
Coordinates (Sahebganj): 25°15′N 87°39′E / 25.25°N 87.65°E / 25.25; 87.65
Country India
State Jharkhand
DivisionSanthal Pargana
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesRajmahal
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies3
Area
 • Total2,063 km2 (797 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,150,567
 • Density560/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy52.04%[1]
 • Sex ratio948
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJH-18
Websitehttp://sahibganj.nic.in/

Sahibganj district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Sahibganj is the administrative headquarters of this district.

Divisions

[edit]

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]

Economy

[edit]

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]

Demographics

[edit]
Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901269,359—    
1911280,249+0.40%
1921267,749−0.46%
1931306,039+1.35%
1941333,540+0.86%
1951346,615+0.39%
1961414,277+1.80%
1971507,180+2.04%
1981615,599+1.96%
1991736,835+1.81%
2001927,770+2.33%
20111,150,567+2.18%
source:[4]
Religions in Sahibganj district (2011)[5]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
54.59%
Islam
34.61%
Christianity
7.23%
Sarna
3.34%
Other or not stated
0.23%

According to the 2011 census Sahibganj district has a population of 1,150,567,[6] roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste[7] or the US state of Rhode Island.[8] This gives it a ranking of 407th in India (out of a total of 640).[6] The district has a population density of 558 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,450/sq mi).[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.96%.[6] Sahibganj has a sex ratio of 948 females for every 1000 males,[6] and a literacy rate of 52.04%. 13.88% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 6.29% and 26.80% of the population respectively.[6]

Languages of Sahibganj district (2011)[9]

  Bengali (28.86%)
  Santali (21.86%)
  Hindi (16.71%)
  Khortha (11.42%)
  Urdu (6.33%)
  Bhojpuri (5.33%)
  'Other' Hindi (4.11%)
  Malto (3.68%)
  Others (1.70%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 28.86% of the population in the district spoke Bengali, 21.86% Santali, 16.71% Hindi, 11.42% Khortha, 6.33% Urdu, 5.33% Bhojpuri and 3.68% Malto. 4.11% of the population spoke 'Others' under Hindi.[9]

Politics

[edit]
District No. Constituency Name Party Alliance Remarks
Sahebganj 1 Rajmahal Anant Kumar Ojha Bharatiya Janata Party NDA
2 Borio Lobin Hembrom Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Mahagathbandhan (Jharkhand)
3 Barhait Hemant Soren Jharkhand Mukti Morcha Mahagathbandhan (Jharkhand) Chief Minister

Localities

[edit]

References

[edit]
  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. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. 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. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  4. ^ "Table A-02 Decadal Variation in Population Since 1901: Jharkhand" (PDF). census.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  5. ^ "Table C-01 Population By Religion: Jharkhand". census.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  6. ^ a b c d e f "District Census Handbook: Sahibganj" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  7. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on June 13, 2007. Retrieved 2011-10-01. Timor-Leste 1,177,834 July 2011 est.
  8. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Rhode Island 1,052,567
  9. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Jharkhand". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
[edit]