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Simdega district
सिमडेगा जिला
—  District of Jharkhand  —
Location of Simdega district in Jharkhand
Country India
State Jharkhand
Administrative division South Chotanagpur division
Headquarters Simdega
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Khunti (shared with Khunti district)
 • Assembly seats 3
 • Total 3,761.2 km2 (1,452.2 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 514,320
 • Density 140/km2 (350/sq mi)
 • Literacy 52.35%
 • Sex ratio 1001
Website Official website

Simdega district (Hindi: सिमडेगा जिला) is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Simdega town is the administrative headquarters of this district. This district was carved out from erstwhile Gumla district on 30 April 2001. It is currently a part of the Red Corridor.[1]

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


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Simdega one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[3] It is one of the 21 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[3]


This district comprises 10 blocks: Simdega, Kurdeg, Bolba, Thethaitangar, Kolebira, Bano, Jaldega, Pakartanr, Bansjore and Kersai.

There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Simdega, Kolebira and Torpa. All three are part of Khunti Lok Sabha constituency.


According to the 2011 census Simdega district has a population of 599,813 ,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Solomon Islands[5] or the US state of Wyoming.[6] This gives it a ranking of 526th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 160 inhabitants per square kilometre (410 /sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.62 %.[4] Simdega has a sex ratio of 1000 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 67.59 %.[4]


Popular places in Simdega District[]

  • Chhinda Dam
  • Ramrekha
  • Ramjanki Mandir
  • Gandhi Maidan
  • Kelaghat
  • Kobang Dam

See also[]


  1. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 2009-12-11. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Solomon Islands 571,890 July 2011 est." 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Wyoming 563,626" 

External links[]

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