Garhwa

Garhwa is a town and a municipality in, and headquarters of, Garhwa district in the state of Jharkhand, India. Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bihar are nearby states. Garhwa Road (Rehla) is a major Railway Junction where thousands of passengers find this station most convenient to catch their train for Delhi and Kolkata. You can find bus services for Ranchi, Ambikapur, Gaya etc.

Garhwa
Town
Garhwa is located in Jharkhand
Garhwa
Garhwa
Location in Jharkhand, India
Garhwa is located in India
Garhwa
Garhwa
Garhwa (India)
Coordinates: 24°11′N 83°49′E / 24.18°N 83.82°ECoordinates: 24°11′N 83°49′E / 24.18°N 83.82°E
Country India
StateJharkhand
DistrictGarhwa
Elevation197 m (646 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total46,059
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Santali
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationJH-14

History

The erstwhile Garhwa Subdivision of Palamau district consisting of 8 Blocks was separated from Palamau district as an independent district "Garhwa" with effect from 1 April 1991.[1] It is situated on Southwest corner of Palamau division, which lies between 23060’and 24039’ N latitude and 83022’ and 84000’ E longitude. The district is surrounded by river Sone in the north; Palamau district and area of Chhattisgarh in the south; Palamau district in the east and Surguja district of Chhattisgarh and Sonebhadra district of U.P. in the west. Garhwa district is a part of Palamau Commissionery consisting of 14 blocks and two subdivisions namely Garhwa and Nagar-Untrai.

Geography

Garhwa is located at 24°11′N 83°49′E / 24.18°N 83.82°E.[2] It has an average elevation of 197 m (646 ft).

Nearest railway station is Garhwa Town, Indian Railway Code for Garhwa town is GHQ.[3] Another nearby railway station (around 10 km away) is Garwa Road, Indian Railway Code for Garhwa road is GHD.[4]

Transport

Garhwa railway station is a railway station for Garhwa city.

Garhwa is located 1,036 kilometres (644 mi) south east of New Delhi and is accessible by train to Garwa Road Junction from Lucknow, Patna, Ranchi, Kota, Bhopal Junction, Delhi, Jabalpur, Kolkata, Varanasi and Gaya. The nearest airport is 165 kilometres (103 mi) away in Ranchi.

Garhwa is well connected with Patna, Ranchi, Raipur,Kolkata, Varanasi,Ambikapur, Durgapur, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Delhi, Lucknow, Allahabad, Kota, Kanpur, Ramanujganj and Renukoot etc. by road.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[5] Garhwa had a population of 46059. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Garhwa has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 51%. In Garhwa, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourist areas

The "Gadhdevi Temple" where people come from different parts of Jharkhand is located in the Garhwa district. Another tourist spot is "The Satbahini Fall" which has maintained its popularity from the British era and still attracts tourists from the state. "The Kali Temple" is located near Town Hall. It is believed that Goddess Kali fulfils the dreams of her worshippers.

See also

References

  1. ^ History, Garhwa District - Garhwa
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Garhwa
  3. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/station/map/1118 Garhwa Town Railway Station
  4. ^ http://indiarailinfo.com/station/map/1117 Garwa Road Railway Station
  5. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

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