Khunti district

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Khunti district
खूंटी जिला
District of Jharkhand
Location of Khunti district in Jharkhand
Location of Khunti district in Jharkhand
Country India
State Jharkhand
Administrative division South Chotanagpur division
Headquarters Khunti
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Khunti (shared with Simdega, Ranchi and Seraikela Kharsawan districts)
 • Assembly seats 3
Area
 • Total 2,611 km2 (1,008 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 530,299
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 64.51%
 • Sex ratio 994
Website Official website

Khunti district (Hindi: खूंटी जिला) is one of the twenty-four districts in South Chotanagpur division of the Indian state of Jharkhand. The district of Khunti was carved out of Ranchi district on 12 September 2007. As of 2011, it is the second least populous district of Jharkhand (out of 24), after Lohardaga.[1] Khunti town is the headquarters of the district.

It is historically known as the birthplace of Birsa Munda, and being the centre of activity of the Birsa movement.[2][3]

The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[4]

Local places

  • Panchgagh Fall ( Water fall )

Panchghagh waterfall has 5 streams to it. The Banai River branches itself out in five different streams, generating rivulets through the cluster of rocks.

  • Anganbari –Shiva Temple

It is a religious center of the district known for its Shiva Temple. Every year during Sawan season local festival is celebrate for one month long. On Maha-shivratri Day, temple is visited by many disciples from different regions of Jharkhand. It is located on Khunti-Torpa road 9 km from the district headquarters.

  • Dombari Buru

It is in the hills of Dombari Buru where BirsaMunda led his legendary ulgulan (rebellion) against the British more than a century ago. It will now[when?] get a facelift, courtesy of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).[citation needed] It is located 50 km from the state capital, Dombari Buru rises above Sail Rakab village close to Ulihatu.

Administration

Blocks/Mandals

Khunti district has six community development blocks. The following are the list of the Blocks in Khunti district:

Karra block is situated nearly 30 km from Dhurwa and 18 km from Khunti. Sai Baba mandir is at Sai Gram. Karra is known for its ancient linkage with Uttar Pradesh when merchants came from Gazipur to settle. Neighborhoods (tola) include Nawkel, Dakghar, Baraiktoli, Station, Mahto toli, Masmano and Karra Chawk. Aamreshwar Dham, also known as Angrabari, hosts many temples, mostly for Lord Shiva. Aamreshwar Dham gathers devotees in Savan month of Hindu calendar, as the sacred month of Lord Shiva. Other temples include Durga Ghar and Devi guri in Mahato toli; Dakghar Shiva temple, Nawkel Devi guri temple (made by Sri Janki Sahu). Karra has two Churches and two Mosques. Work has shifted from agriculture to export of local goods such Mahua, Tamarind, Madua(ragi) and Dhan(paddy). to wholesale markets in Ranchi and Lakhanow. Majority of people are Munda, Oraon and Christians converted Mundas. Other people are Baraik, Rajput (Ganjhu), Bania, Halwai, Brahmins, Dhobi, Chamar, Nai, Muslims, etc. Karra is known for sweet potatoes.

Demographics

As of 2011 census of India, Khunti district has a population of 530,299,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Cape Verde.[5] This gives it a ranking of 541st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 215 inhabitants per square kilometre (560/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.96%.[1] Khunti has a sex ratio of 994 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 64.51%.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  2. ^ Birsa Mumda commemorative postage stamp and biography India Post, 15 November 1988.
  3. ^ "Jharkhand Police". Retrieved 2009-03-10. [dead link]
  4. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Cape Verde 516,100 July 2011 est.

External links

  • Jharkhand State Government Official website
  • Tourism guide of jharkhand state, more about khunti

Coordinates: 23°04′12″N 85°16′48″E / 23.07000°N 85.28000°E / 23.07000; 85.28000

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