Khunti district
खूंटी जिला
—  District of Jharkhand  —
Location of Khunti district in Jharkhand
Country India
State Jharkhand
Administrative division South Chotanagpur division
Headquarters Khunti
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Khunti (shared with Simdega, Ranchi and Seraikela Kharsawan districts)
 • Assembly seats 3
 • Total 2,611 km2 (1,008 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 530,299
 • Density 200/km2 (530/sq mi)
 • Literacy 64.51 per cent
 • 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. It is historically known as the centre of activity of the Birsa movement.[1] Khunti town is the headquarters of the district.

As of 2011, it is the second least populous district of Jharkhand (out of 24), after Lohardaga.[2]

The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[3]


Khunti district has six community development blocks,namely, Arki, Karra, Khunti, Murhu, Rania and Torpa.

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.


According to the 2011 census Khunti district has a population of 530,299,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Cape Verde.[4] This gives it a ranking of 541st in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 215 inhabitants per square kilometre (560 /sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.96%.[2] Khunti has a sex ratio of 994 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 64.51%.[2]


External links[]

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Coordinates: 23°04′12″N 85°16′48″E / 23.07, 85.28

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