Dhanbad is a city in the state of Jharkhand. It is the second most populous city in Jharkhand after Jamshedpur.
Dhanbad is famous for its coal mining and has some of the largest mines in India. Tata Steel, BCCL, ECL and IISCO (Indian Iron And Steel Company) are some of the companies having coal mines in the district. The Indian School of Mines & BIT Sindri is located in Dhanbad. Among the rail divisions of Indian Railway, Dhanbad Rail Division is the second largest in terms of revenue generation after Mumbai division.
There are records of settlements in the area from the 7th century. In the modern era, Dhanbad was originally in a district named Dhanbad before becoming part of Manbhum and then Bihar districts before finally becoming part of Jharkhand District in 2000.
The city has one parliamentary seat and six seats in the Legislative Assembly.
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