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For the genus of moth, see Sijua (moth).
Sijua is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°19′E / 23.78°N 86.32°E / 23.78; 86.32Coordinates: 23°47′N 86°19′E / 23.78°N 86.32°E / 23.78; 86.32
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Dhanbad
Elevation 181 m (594 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 29,797
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 828121
Telephone code 0326

Sijua is a census town in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Sijua is located at 23°47′N 86°19′E / 23.78°N 86.32°E / 23.78; 86.32.[1] It has an average elevation of 181 metres (593 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Sijua had a population of 29,797. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Sijua has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 50%. In Sijua, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


It has large quantities of coal reserves.TATA Steel and BCCL are the major coal companies here, and majority of the population are employed by this two companies. Coal Mining is the largest source of employment in the area. A part of the residing population is also employed in the Indian Railways, courtesy the neighbouring railway stations.


Sijua is situated at a distance of 12 km from Dhanbad (Railway Track Distance), which is a major city in the adjoining area. It is also situated 4 km from Katras, the local centre for trade and commerce. It is well connected by railways as well as by road. Being is a unique location, Sijua is lucky enough to have railway access along three different railway lines, the corresponding stations being Sijua (under the Dhanbad-Chandrapura line under the Dhanbad Railway Division, East Central Railway), Tetulmari (under the CIC section of Dhanbad Railway Division, East Central Railway)and Tata-Sijua(under the Adra railway division, South Eastern Railway). Sijua is also connected to Dhanbad via road, courtesy of the JNURM buses and auto-rickshaws plying along the Dhanbad-Katras route.


De Nobili School, Sijua is one of the major schools (ICSE) which caters to the higher secondary level.

Tata D A V School, Sijua is another very good higher secondary school. It is run by TATA Steel and D A V organizing committee. It is CBSE based.

These are the best schools around Sijua and nearby places.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sijua
  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.