Bhowrah (also spelt as Bhowra) is a neighbourhood in Dhanbad in Jharkhand state, India.

Neighbourhood in Dhanbad
Bhowrah is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Bhowrah is located in India
Bhowrah (India)
Coordinates: 23°41′15″N 86°23′52″E / 23.6874°N 86.3978°ECoordinates: 23°41′15″N 86°23′52″E / 23.6874°N 86.3978°E
Country India
Elevation153 m (502 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total44,654
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJH


Bhowrah is located at 23°43′N 86°24′E / 23.72°N 86.40°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 153 m (502 ft).

The earlier census town was combined with other urban units to form Dhanbad Municipal Corporation in 2006.[2][3]

Bhowrah is part of Ward No. 41 of Dhanbad Municipal Corporation.[4]

Famous Anchor and Photographer Shivam Banerjee belongs to Bhowrah.


As of 2001 India census,[5] Bhowrah had a population of 44,253. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Bhowrah has an average literacy rate of 65%, lower than the national average of 74.5%; with male literacy of 74% and female literacy of 54%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Collieries functioning in the Eastern Jharia Area of BCCL are: Bhowrah North, Bhowrah South, Bhowrah (OC 3 Pit), Amlabad, Sudamdih Incline, Sudamdih Shafts, Pathardih and C.O.C.R.[6]


BCCL has a 10-bedded hospital at Bhowrah. It caters to the needs of employees and their families, as well as outsiders as part of BCCL's corporate social responsibility programme. BCCL has a 100-bedded regional hospital at Jealgora in the same area.[7]


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bhowrah
  2. ^ "Dhanbad Municipal Corporation". DMC. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Dhanbad Dsitrict Map". Physical Map of Dhanbad. Jharkhand Government. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Dhanbad Municipal Corporation". प्रादेशिक निर्वाचन क्षेत्रों की सूची (in Hindi). Jharkhand Government. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  6. ^ "Dhanbad - Coal Capital of India". List of Coal Mines in Dhanbad. Jharkhand Government. Retrieved 8 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Welfare". BCCL. Retrieved 6 October 2017.

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