Khunti is the headquarters of Khunti district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.
Khunti is located at 230419N 851649E / 23.0718800N 85.2802120E / 23.0718800; 85.2802120 southern Jharkhand. Khunti is Entertainment Zone of State Capital Ranchi.
The place draws its name from Maharani Kunti of the Mahbhrata fame. It is widely believed that she along with her five famous sons Pandavas was here during their year of anonymity.
It is historically known for the center of activity of the Birsa movement. Birsa Munda was born in Khunti.
As of 2001 India census, Khunti had a population of 29,271. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Khunti has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 61%. In Khunti, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Till recently, Khunti was a sub-division of Ranchi district. On September 12, 2007, it was carved out as the 23rd district of Jharkhand. The new...
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