Giridih District, spread over an area of 4,853 sq km, is located in the central part of the North Chota Nagpur Divison. It is bounded by
and part of Nawada District
in the north,
districts in the east,
districts in the south and districts of Hazaribagh
in the west.
Major rivers are
Barakar and the Sakri. Paddy, maize, wheat, sugarcane and pulses are grown. Giridih is famous for ruby, mica and also has several coal fields. The Parasnath hill is the highest peak of Jharkhand having altitude of 4,431 ft above sea-level. The Langta Baba Mazar, which is the symbol of communal harmony, is also situated here. Usri fall, Khandoli Park, Madhuban, Jharkhand Dham and Harihar Dham are the other places to visit.