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Giridih is headquarters of the Giridih district of Jharkhand state, India. The literal meaning of Giridih is the land of hills and hillocks – giri, a Hindi word, means hills and dih, another word of the local dialect, indicates lake. Before 1972, Giridih was part of Hazaribagh district.Giridih is a centre of the prestigious Indian Statistical Institute . Giridih is also one of the six Data Processing Centres of Data Processing Division of National Sample Survey Office .HistoryGiridih became the headquarters of the Giridih district when the new district was created on 6 December, 1972, by carving some parts of Hazaribagh district.MineralsLand of Giridih is rich in coal. There are many small mines and some big mines of coal found in Giridih.
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