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Giridih (Hindi: गिरिडीह, Bengali: গিরিডি) is headquarters of the Giridih district of Jharkhand state, India. The literal meaning of Giridih is the land of hills & hillocks - giri, a Hindi word, means hills and dih, another word of the local dialect, indicates upland. Before 1972 Giridih was part of Hazaribagh district.

Giridih is a centre of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute . Giridih is also one of the six Data Processing Centres of Data Processing Division of National Sample Survey Office .

Location and Climate

Giridih is located at . It has an average elevation of 289 metres (948 feet).

The climate of Giridih is generally dry. It is pleasant during winter season between October and March. Summer season starting April, is generally hot, with May being hottest when temperature rises up to 47C. Many a times high temperature is accompanied by high humidity levels, specially during June when premonsoon rain falls. It rains maximum during July and August, and rainy season continues up to mid October.


India census, Giridih had a population of 98,569. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Giridih has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 63%. In Giridih, 15% of the population is under 6 years of...
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