Districts : North Chhotanagpur Division

Hazaribagh-Chatra-Kodarama (Combined)

Area

Population Literacy

Sq. Km

Total Rural Urban Literate Rate %

11,165

28,43,544 23,30,096 5,13,448 8,46,762

38.00

Hazaribagh
Head Quarters : Hazaribagh

Sub Divisions

Hazaribagh, Ramgarh

Blocks Hazaribagh, Churchu, Barkagaon, Keradari, Katakmantandi, Ichak, Barhi, Vishnugarh, Ramgarh, Patratu, Gola, Mandu 
Agriculture Paddy
Industry Coal mines. Thermal power station at Patratu
Rivers Damodar, Bokaro
Noteworthy Hazaribagh - National Forest, home of thh tiger, Central Jail and police Academy, picturesque place, vacation homes of the rich from Bengal and Bihar, many tourist spots - Canary hills at Hazaribagh, Dam and Reservoir at Tillaiya. Ramgarh - Military cantonment, home of POW's from the Indo-Pakistan War of 1972 leading to the formation of Bangladesh, Historic site of the Annual Convention of the Indian National Congress - 1940 -WWII years, on the banks of the Hurhuri, Maulana Azad presided and Mahtma Gandhi attnded, parallel convention under the leadership of Subhash Bose.

Kodarma
Head Quarters : Kodarma

Sub Divisions

Kodarma

Blocks Kodarma, Jaynagar, Chauparan, Satgaon, Marakaibo, Barkathha
Agriculture Paddy
Industry Kodarama - world famous (with Giridih) for mica.
Rivers Damodar
Noteworthy  

Chatra
Head Quarters : Chatra

Sub Divisions

Chatra

Blocks Chatra, Simariya, Pratappur, Hunterganj, Itkhori, Tandwa
Agriculture Paddy
Industry  
Rivers Damodar, Barakar
Noteworthy  

Dhanbad-Bokaro (Combined)

Area

Population Literacy

Sq. Km

Total Rural Urban Literate Rate %

2,996

26,74,651 13,03,669 13,70,952 12,07,380

55.47

Dhanbad
Head Quarters : Dhanbad

Sub Divisions

Dhanbad

Blocks Dhanbad, Jharia, Gobindpur, Tundi, Nirsa, Baliapur, Katras, Topchanchi
Agriculture Paddy, millet
Industry World's richest coal-mines at Jharia and Dhanbad. Fertilizer factory at Sindri.
Rivers Damodar
Noteworthy The following internationally renowned engineering and technology institutions, some one of a kind: At Dhanbad - Indian School of Mines, Central Mining Research Institute (CMRI); at Sindri - Bihar Institute of Technology (BIT); at Digwadih -Central Fuel Research Institute (CFRI). Tourist spots - Maithon and Punchet Dams, Topchanchi Lake.

Bokaro
Head Quarters : Bokaro

Sub Divisions

Chaas, Bermo

Blocks Chaas, Chandankiari, Bermo, Jaridih, Kasmaar, Petarwaar, Gomeo, Nawadih
Agriculture Paddy
Industry Steel mill- unit of SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited), numerous fire-bricks factories
Rivers Damodar, Barakar
Noteworthy Highly industrialized area. One of the first four steel mills established in independent India (other being at Bhillai, Durgapur and Rourkela)

Giridih
Head Quarters : Giridih

Area

Population Literacy

Sq. Km

Total Rural Urban Literate Rate %

6,892

22,25,480 18,81,569 3,43,911 6,27,236

35.96

Sub Divisions

Giridih

Blocks Giridih, Peertand, Dumri, Bagodar, Birani, Dhanwar, Ganwa, Tisari, Pepri, Jamua, Bengabad, Gande
Agriculture Paddy
Industry Mica. Explosives factory at Gomia. Coal washery at Bermo. Thermal Power Stations at Chandrapura and Bokaro. Fire-bricks.
Rivers Damodar, Barakar
Noteworthy Jain temple on Parasnath Hills - Place of piligramage for Jains