Important Facts from Jharkhand State

Posted in Jharkhand, Jharkhand State, Jharkhandi.com on October 28, 2008 by http://adivasi.ozg.in

2000: 15 Nov., Foundation Day of Jharkhand.

 

 1875: 15 Nov., Birth Day of Birsa Munda. (Birth Place – Ulihatu)

 

 1900: 9 June., Death of Birsa Munda in Ranchi Jail (due to cholera according to British Govt.).

 

 Lok Sabha members from Jharkhand: 14.

 

 Strength of Jharkhand Assembly:      82 (81 elected, 1 nominated).

 

 Total Area: 79714 sq km

 

 No. of divisions: 4

 

 No. of districts: 22

 

 No. of sub-divisions: 33

 

 No. of Blocks: 212

 

 Main Languages: Santhali, Ho, Mundari, Kuduk, Nagpuri, Sadri, Karmali, Hindi, Urdu, Bangla and Oriya

 

 Population : 26909428

 

 Sex Ratio : 941

 

 Literacy : 54.13% (Women 39.38, Men, 67.94)

 

 Most Sacred Tree : Sal

 

 State Animal : Elephant

 

 State Bird : Cuckoo

 

 Longest National Highway in Jharkhand : NH-33 (Bahragora to Barhi)

 

 National Highway in Jharkhand : 1006 km

 

 State Highway :4662 km

 

 Main Tribals : Santhal, Oraon. Ho, Munda, Kharia, Kharwar etc.

 

 Main Rivers : North Koel, South Koel, Damodar, Swarnrekha, Barakar, Sankh, More etc.

 

 Universities: Ranchi University, Vinoba Bhave University, Sidhu Kanhu University, Birsa Agriculture University.

 

 Medical Colleges: Rajendra Institute of Medical Secinces, Ranchi; MGM, Jamshedpur; Patliputra, Dhanbad.

 

 Main Festivals : Karma, Sarhul, Tusu, Holi, Diwali, Durga Puja, Chhath, Sohrai, Rath Yatra etc.

 

 Main Fairs : Shrawani Mela, Deoghar, Murmu Mela, Rath Yatra, Jagannathpur.

 

 Main Dances : Jhumar, Paika, Natua, Agni, Chau, Santhal, Ghatwari, Matha, Sohrai.

 

 Main Power Plants : Damodar Valley Corporation, Swarnrekha Hydel Plant, Patratu Thermal, Bokaro Thermal and Chandrapura Thermal. 

 

 Main Minerals : Iron Ore, Aluminium, Coal, Magnese, Uranium, Tin, Mica, Bauxite.

 

 Engineering College : BIT, Sindri; RIT, Jamshedpur; BIT, Mesra.

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