District at a glance

 Area and Administrative Units (2011 Census)
Total Geographical Area 3677 Sq. Km.(including SWG Hills)
Urban Area 18.3 Sq. Km.
Rural Area 3658.7 Sq. Km.
Sub-Divisions 2(including Tura Sadar)
Development Blocks 6
Towns 1
Population (2011)
Total 4,70,796
Rural 3,95,938
Urban 74,858
Male 2,37,024
Female 2,33,772
Scheduled Tribe 3,35,841
Scheduled Caste 6,715
Others 1,28,240
Density (per sq. km.)   175
Sex Ratio (females/'000 males) 979
Total 979
Rural 977
Urban 997
Literacy (2001)
Literates 2,60,911 67%
Male 1,40,297 72%
Urban 74,858  
Female 1,20,615 63%
Health (2009-10)
Hospitals Government 3
Hospitals Private 2
Dispensaries 3
Primary Health Centres (PHC) 18
Community Health Centres (CHC) 6
Family Welfare Centres (RFW) 5