Ramgarh district is one of the 24 districts in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It was also a military district during the British Regime, referred to then as Ramgahr district.
Ramgarh was made a district on 12 September 2007. It was carved out of erstwhile Hazaribagh District. Ramgarh lies at the heart of the Jharkhand State. It is a mining, industrial and cultural hub with the Maa Chhinnamasta Temple. The name Ramgarh means “The Fort of God Ram“. The district of Ramgarh has been named after the town Ramgarh, its present headquarters. The district covers an area of 1,360.08 square kilometres (525.13 sq mi).
The district holds a strong position on the mineral map of the country. The district is endowed with a large and rich deposit of coal and coal bed methane (CBM) and also possesses various other minerals like Limestone, Fire Clay, etc. The coalfields of the Ramgarh district lie in the Damodar Valley. The important geological formations of the district is Gondwana System and the rocks of the Damuda Group of Lower Gondwana age comprises the most important coal seams. The coal deposit of the district mainly found in South Karanpura, West Bokaro and Ramgarh coalfields.
Ramgarh district consists of 6 blocks. These include Ramgarh, Gola, Mandu, Patratu, Chitarpur, and Dulmi blocks.