<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities
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is a city and a municipality
in Godda district
in the Indian state
. The district has an area of 2110 km². The district headquarter is Godda.
Godda is located at . It has an average elevation of 77 metres (252 feet). Godda came into existence as the 55th district of undivided Bihar
on May 25, 1983. After the bifurcation of Bihar
state on November 15
, it was one of 18 districts of Jharkhand
, Godda had a population of 37,007. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Godda has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Godda, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The parliamentary constituency is Godda. The assembly constituencies are Madhupur, Jarmundi, Poraiyahat, Godda, Dhoraiya (SC) and Chakai. Godda was in Dumka Parliamentary constituency in 1957.
Godda was a part of undivided Santhal Pargana
district till 1981 Census. Later the old Godda sub-division of Santhal Pargana was separated and formed as a new district. As a consequence of the Santhal rebellion of 1845-55 the district of Santhal Paragna was created from portions of Bhagalpur and Birbhum. Godda district at present comprises eight Blocks viz. Meherma, Mahagama
, Boarijor, Pathargama, Godda,... Read More