or Pashchimi Singhbhum
is one of the 24 districts of Jharkhand
. It came into being in 1990, when the old Singhbhum
district was bifurcated. Chaibasa
is the district headquarters.
The district is bounded on north by Khunti
district, on the east by Saraikela Kharsawan
district, on the south by Keonjhar
districts of Orissa
and on the west by Gumla
district of Jharkhand and Sundargarh district of Orissa.
West Singhbhum district is full of dense forests and hills and harbors a variety of flora
. The district contains large deposits of iron ore
which are increasingly being mined to feed the growing demand for steel production. The majority of the population of West Singhbhum consists of tribals
The district comprises 16 blocks: Chaibasa
, Khuntipani, Jhinkpani
, Tonto, Kumardungi, Tantnagar, Jagannathpur, Manjhari, Manjhgaon, Noamundi
, Bandgaon, Manoharpur
, Goilkera, Sonua and Hatgamharia.
West Singhbhum district forms the Southern part of the newly created Jharkhand state and is the largest district in the state. The district spreads from 21.97°N to 23.60°N and from 85.00°E to 86.90°E. The district is situated at an average height of 244 metres
above sea level and covers an area of 5351.41 km².
The district is covered with hills alternating with valleys, steep mountains, and deep forests on the mountain slopes. It contains some of the best Sal tree
forests and the... Read More