Jharkhand, a state of India, has twenty-four administrative districts.


A district of an Indian state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a district magistrate or a deputy commissioner, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officials belonging to different wings of the administrative services of the state.

A superintendent of Police, an officer belonging to Indian Police Service is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues.


At the time of formation, Jharkhand state had 18 districts. Later, six more districts were carved out by reorganizing these districts. The 23rd and 24th districts, Khunti and Ramgarh came into existence on September 12, 2007.


Presently, 24 districts of Jharkhand are grouped in to 5 divisions. These divisions are:

  1. South Chotanagpur division
  2. North Chotanagpur division
  3. Palamu division
  4. Santhal Pargana division
  5. Kolhan division


The twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state are:

  1. Ranchi
  2. Lohardaga
  3. Gumla
  4. Simdega
  5. Palamu
  6. Latehar
  7. Garhwa
  8. East Singhbum
  9. Saraikela Kharsawan
  10. West Singhbhum
  11. Dumka
  12. Jamtara
  1. Sahebganj
  2. Pakur
  3. Godda
  4. Hazaribagh
  5. Chatra
  6. Koderma
  7. Giridih
  8. Dhanbad
  9. Bokaro
  10. Deoghar
  11. Khunti
  12. Ramgarh

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