Giridih District, an administrative district of Jharkhand has its headquarters at Giridih. It was carved out from Hazaribagh District on 4th Dec 1972. The district lies between 24degree 11minutes north latitude and 86 degree 18 minutes east longitude. Lying almost in the central part of the North Chota Nagpur Division, this district is bounded by Jamui District and part of Nawada district of Bihar in the north, by the districts of Deoghar and Jamtara on the east, by Dhanbad Bokaro on the south-west by Hazaribagh Kodarma. Giridih District is spread over an area of 4853.56 sq km. The entire region is covered by dense forest vegetation and hill locks.