Welcome to Seraikella - Kharsawan District

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District at a Glance

Seraikela-Kharsawan district, formerly the Princely States of Seraikella and Kharsawa is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state in eastern India. Seraikela town is the district headquarters of Saraikela Kharsawan district.

In the year 1620, Kumar Bikram Singh I, the third Maharaja Jagannath Singh, established the Seraikela state, which was merged with Bihar state after independence and ranked as subdivision merged with the boundaries of Kharsawan state. Later on the basis of territories act in 1950, 39 villages of Chandil, Nimdih and Tamar area were included into it.In the year Seraikela Kharsawa was carved out from West Singhbhum district of Jharkhand.


The district is situated between Longitude, East Between 85°30’14” & 86°15’24” and Latitude, North Between 22°29’26” & 23°09’34” . The District shares border with East Singhbum District to the East , West Singhbhum District to the South , Purulia District to the North . It shares Border with West Bengal State to the East . Seraikela Kharsawan district comprises of two subdivisions namely Seraikela and Chandil and nine blocks/circles namely Seraikella, Kharsawan, Gamharia, Rajnagar, Kuchai, Chandil, Ichagarh, Nimdih, Kukru. It occupies an area of approximately 2724.55 square kilometres. . Its in the 209 meters to 178 meters elevation range.

Surrounded by lush green forests, hillocks, serpent like rivers and rivulets, Seraikela Town is situated on the bank of Kharkai River. The district has not only a rich cultural heritage but also has large deposits of minerals like Kyanite,Asbestos, quartz etc. and other valuable minerals.


Saraikela Kharsawan district Total population is 1063458 according to census 2011.Males are 544411 and Females are 520323.Literate people are 612993 among total.Its total area is 2724.55 sq.km. It is the 14th largest district in the state by Population . But 14th Largest District in the state By Area. 424th Largest District in the Country By Population. 7th highest District in the State By literacy rate. 418th highest District in the Country By literacy rate.its literacy Rate is 68.85.