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East Singhbhum is one of the districts of Jharkhand state, India. It came into being on 16th January, 1990. The literal meaning of Singhbhum means land of lions: Singh in ‘Hindi’ meaning a lion and ‘Bhum’ indicates land. This appears to be apt as more than 50% area of the district is covered by dense forests and mountains.
The district is bounded on the east by Midanapur district, on the north by Purulia district, both of West Bengal, on the west by West Singhbhum district, and on the south by Mayurbhanj district of Orissa.
East Singhbhum district has a leading position in respect of mining and other industrial activities in Jharkhand state. Jamshedpur, a leading industrial city of India, is the district headquarters.
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