The total number of districts of Jharkhand is 24. The state of Jharkhand was formed on 15 November 2000 and initially consisted of only 18 districts. Over the next few years, the existing 18 districts were reorganized and 6 more districts were carved out of them. This increased the number of districts in Jharkhand from 18 to 24.
There have been no recent changes in the number of districts in the state of Jharkhand. Here, we have shared the names of all Jharkhand districts, along with information about the administrative divisions in the state, the total population in each district, etc.
Districts in Jharkhand
The total number of districts in Jharkhand is 24. These districts are further divided into subdistricts. Here, we have shared information about the total Jharkhand districts
- All Jharkhand districts are headed by an officer of the Indian Administrative Service.
- The people who look after the administration of each Jharkhand district include a Deputy Commissioner, a Superintendent of Police, and the state police force.
- The newest addition to the Jharkhand districts list are the districts of Ramgarh and Khunti. These districts were added to the state on 12 September 2007.
Jharkhand Districts Name
The names of the 14 districts of Jharkhand are Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Chatra, Simdega, Ranchi, Khunti, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Lohardaga, Gumla, Pakur, Godda, Sahebganj, Latehar, Palamu, Garhwa, Jamtara, Deoghar, Dumka, East Singhbhum, West Singhbum, and Saraikela Kharsawan.
Districts in Jharkhand - Administrative Divisions
The Jharkhand districts are categorized under 5 administrative divisions. This allows the state administration to look after the matters of revenue collection, law and order more efficiently. The table below enlists the administrative divisions and the districts of Jharkhand they include
Included Districts of Jharkhand
Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Chatra, Hazaribagh,
Simdega, Ranchi, Khunti,
Pakur, Godda, Sahebganj,
Jamtara, Deoghar, Dumka
Saraikela Kharsawan, East Singhbhum,
Jharkhand Districts List
We have shared further information about the districts of Jharkhand here. Check out the total area covered by each Jharkhand district and the population living in it from the information shared below -
Jharkhand District Map
Find out the geographic location of all the Jharkhand districts on the map shared here. It will also give you a better idea of the size of the districts of the state. Check out the image for the List of Districts Present Today in Jharkhand State.
History of Districts of Jharkhand
When the Parliament of India passed the Bihar Reorganization Bill on 2 August 2000, the state of Jharkhand was officially established. There were initially 18 districts in Jharkhand. Later, the number of districts in the state increased from 18 to 24.
The district of Latehar was established on 4 April 2001. Before that, it was a subdivision of the Palamu district of Jharkhand. Similarly, the Simdega district was carved out from the Gumla district of Jharkhand on 30 April 2001.
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FAQs on Districts of Jharkhand
Q1. How many districts in Jharkhand are there?
There are 24 districts in Jharkhand. A District Magistrate, along with a Superintendent of Police, is appointed for each district to look after the law and order situation there. When the state of Jharkhand was formed in 2000, the official number of Jharkhand districts was 18.
Q2. Which is the largest district of Jharkhand?
The largest district of Jharkhand is West Singhbum, which covers a total area of 7,224 square kilometres. This district has a population of 1,502,338 people (as per the 2011 population census). The West Singhbum district falls under the Kolhan division.
Q3. Which are the latest districts of Jharkhand?
The latest addition to the Jharkhand district list are the districts of Ramgarh and Khunti. These two districts were added to the state of Jharkhand on 12 September 2007. Since then, no new districts have been added to the state and the number of total districts of Jharkhand has been 24 since 2007.
Q4. What are the names of Jharkhand districts?
The names of the districts of Jharkhand are Ramgarh, Bokaro, Dhanbad, Chatra, Simdega, Ranchi, Khunti, Hazaribagh, Koderma, Giridih, Lohardaga, Gumla, Pakur, Godda, Sahebganj, Latehar, Palamu, Garhwa, Jamtara, Deoghar, Dumka, East Singhbhum, West Singhbum, and Saraikela Kharsawan.
Q5. Where can I find the list of districts of Jharkhand?
You can find the list of districts of Jharkhand here. We have not only shared the names of all 24 Jharkhand districts but have also shared further information about them. We have included details about the total area covered by each district of Jharkhand, its total population, etc.
Q6. Which are the 3 largest districts of Jharkhand based on area?
Based on the area covered, the 3 largest districts of Jharkhand are West Singhbum, Gumla and Ranchi. These Jharkhand districts cover an area of -
- West Singhbum - 7,224 square kilometres.
- Gumla - 5,360 square kilometres.
- Ranchi - 5,097 square kilometres.