Simdega district

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Simdega district
ସିମଡେଗା ଜିଲ୍ଲା [1]
District of Jharkhand
Location of Simdega district in Jharkhand
Location of Simdega district in Jharkhand
Country India
State Jharkhand
Administrative division South Chotanagpur division
Headquarters [[Simdega]]
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Khunti
 • Assembly seats 3
 • Total 649 km2 (251 sq mi)
Population (2018)
 • Total 599,813
 • Density 920/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Urban 42,933
 • Literacy 67.59 per cent
Average annual precipitation 85% mm
Website Official website

Simdega district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Simdega town is the administrative headquarters of this district. This district was carved out from erstwhile Gumla district on 30 April 21. It is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[2] As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Jharkhand (out of 24), after Lohardaga and Khunti districts.[3]


In 2006 the Miniry of Panchayati Raj named Simdega one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[4] I is one of the 21 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[4] Simdega is a minority concentrated district.



The following are the list of blocks in Simdega district.


According to the 2011 census Simdega district has a population of 599,813,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands[5] or the US state of Wyoming.[6] This gives it a ranking of 526th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 160 inhabitants per square kilometre (410/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.62%.[3] Simdega has a sex ratio of 1000 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 67.59%.[3] It is the only Christian majority district in Jharkhand.


Popular places in Simdega District[edit]

  • Chhinda Dam
  • Ramrekha dham - it is commonly believed by the tribals in the area that Lord Rama had visited this place in his exile years.
  • Ramjanki Mandir
  • Gandhi Maidan
  • Kelaghagh
  • Kobang Dam
  • sarna mandir
  • Dhangadi- It is a picnic place of Shankh river in bolba block. Where naturally rocks cut by river water looked very attractive.
           beautiful place and is 10 km away from Block Kersai too

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expendure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). 27, 2011 "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" Check |url= value (help). National Institute of Rural Development. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est. 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Wyoming 563,626 

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Coordinates: 22°36′36″N 84°30′00″E / 22.61000°N 84.50000°E / 22.61000; 84.50000