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East Singhbhum (Hindi: पूर्वी सिंहभूम) is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India. It was created on 16 January 1990. The literal meaning of Singhbhum is land of lions. More than 50% of the district is covered by dense forests and mountains, where wild animals once roamed freely. The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.
The district is bounded on the east by Midnapore district, on the north by Purulia district, both of West Bengal, on the west by West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand state, and on the south by Mayurbhanj district of Orissa.
East Singhbhum district has a leading position in respect of mining and other industrial activities in Jharkhand state. Jamshedpur, a leading industrial city of India, is the district headquarters.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named East Singhbhum one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 21 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
The district comprises two sub-divisions: Dhalbhum and Ghatshila. Dhalbhum sub-division is divided into 4 blocks: Golmuri cum Jugsalai, Potka, Patamda and Dhalbhumgarh. Ghatshila sub-division is divided into 5 blocks: Ghatshila, Musabani, Dumaria, Baharagora and Chakulia.
There are six Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Baharagora, Ghatsila, Potka, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur East and Jamshedpur West. All of these are part of Jamshedpur Lok Sabha constituency.
One tourist attraction is Chitreshwar temple situated in Chitreshwar village in Baharagora Block 12 km from Baharagora. The temple is said to be one of the largest natural Shiva linga. Lots of devotees of Shiva come daily. Chitreshwar temple is believed to be have the largest Shiva linga after ligaraja shiva linga in Bhubneshwar. It has another temple called Bhuteshwar which is in Baharagora Block.
According to the 2011 census East Singhbhum district has a population of 2,291,032 , roughly equal to the nation of Latvia or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 199th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 648 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,680 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 15.53 %. Purbi Singhbhum has a sex ratio of 949 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 76.13 %.
|Climate data for Jamshedpur, India|
|Average high °F (°C)||76|
|Average low °F (°C)||57|
|Precipitation inches (cm)||0.43|
|Source: Weatherbase and MSN Weather|
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