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Godda District : Jharkhand

About District

The Godda district is situated in the North East of Jharkhand State. Godda is 350 Kms away from Ranchi. It is surrounded by Sahebganj & Pakur district in the East, Bhagalpur district of Bihar State in North & West and Dumka district in the South. It is situated between 240.47' to 250.23' Northern Latitude and between 870.08' to 870.48' Eastern Longitude. Godda district came into existence on 25th May 1983, after being carved out from the district of Santhal Pergana. The geographical area of the district is 2110.40 Sq. Km, of which cultivable land is 131140 Hect and the area covered with forest is 37172.92 Hect. The total population of the district is 13,11,382 as per Census 2011. The district consists of 8 Community Development Blocks & 8 Revenue Circles namely Godda, Pathergama, Mahagama, Meharma, Thakurgangti, Boarijore, Sunderpahari & Poraiyahat. The places of tourist interests in the district are Yogini Shakti Peeth, Basantrai, Sundar Dam, and Mullers Tank.

District at a Glance

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