() is one of the twenty-four districts
, and Hazaribagh
town is the district headquarters.
Origin of name
The district is named after its headquarters, the town of Hazaribagh. The name, Hazaribagh consists of two urdu
meaning "one thousand", and bagh
meaning "garden" - so, the literal meaning of Hazaribagh is 'a city of one thousand gardens'.
The district is divided into two sub-divisions: Hazaribagh and Barhi. Hazaribagh sub-division comprises 11 blocks: Hazaribagh, Katkam Sandi, Bishnugarh, Barkagaon, Keredari, Ichak, Churchu, Daru, Tatijhariya, Katkambag and Dari. Barhi sub-division comprises 5 blocks: Padma, Barhi, Chauparan, Barkatha and Chalkusa.
There are 5 Vidhan Sabha
constituencies in this district: Barkatha, Barhi, Barkagaon, Mandu and Hazaribagh. All of these are part of Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency.
Hazaribagh city is 16 km away from a national park which is one of best national park of India. Now it is renamed as Hazaribagh Sanctuary. Mica and coal are the major minerals found in this district. This significant coal deposit reserves of this district include Charhi, Kuju Ghato Tand and Barkagaon or North Karnpura. the coal mines are the main source of livelihood for the residents of this district. People of this district are known to... Read More