About- District

Sahibganj district ranks thirteenth in terms of total population in the state and thirteenth in regard to decadal population growth rate (2001-11) among the twenty-four districts. With a sex ratio of 952,it ranks fifteenth in the state. The district comprises of nine blocks ,namely, Sahibganj, Mandro, Borio, Barhait, Taljhari, Rajmahal, Udhwa, Pathna and Barharwa.As per Census 2011,the district has 1349 villages and 8 towns distributed in three assembly constituencies. Census 2011 figures indicated that the percentage share of scheduled caste population to total population was 6.29 percent while that of scheduled tribes was 26.80 percent. Based on the number of the total rural households in Census 2011 and BPL Revision Survey of 2010-11 the percentage of BPL households in rural areas is 86.03 percent.

Set within the lush green region, the district of Sahibganj with a predominantly tribal population is a part of Santhal Pargana division and forms the eastern most tip of the division. The Rajmahal and Pakur subdivisions of old Santhal Pargana district were carved out on 17th May, 1983 to form Sahibganj district. Subsequently Pakur sub-division of Sahibganj district was carved out on 28th January, 1994 to constitute Pakur District.

Geographical Details of district

Geographical Details
Name Description
Longitude 87025′ East to 87054′ East
 Latitude  24042′ North to 25021′ North
 Height from sea level  37.185 m.
Total Area 1702.10 Sq. Kms.

Census Details

Source:- Census – 2011
Name Description
Total population 1,150,567
Male Population 5,89,391
Female Population 5,61,176
Rural Population 9,90,901
Urban Population 1,59,666
SC Population 72,341
ST Population 3,08,343
Population Growth 24.01%
Area Sq. Km 1599.00
Density/km2 558
Proportion to Jharkhand Population 3.49%
Sex Ratio (Per 1000) 952
Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age) 960
Average Literacy 42 %
Male Literacy 49 %
Female Literacy 35 %
Total Child Population (0 – 6 ) Years 2,21,955
Male Population (0-6 Age) 1,13,220
Female Population (0-6 Age) 1,08,735
Literates 4,83,263
Male Literates 2,87,303
Female Literates 195,960
Child Proportion (0-6 Age) 19.29%
Boys Proportion (0-6 Age) 19.21%
Girls Proportion (0-6 Age) 19.38%