Hazaribag (also spelled Hazaribagh) is a city and a municipality in Hazaribagh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is the divisional headquarters of North Chotanagpur division. It is famous as a health resort and for Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary (17 km from city).
The highest employment in the district is in Wood based, Mineral based, Repairing and servicing, Machinery and Metal based industries. The district has 63% of the workforce employed in the Agricultural Sector, 35% in the Industrial Sector and the remaining 2% are Household workers.
The district of Hazaribag forms the central portion of the North Chotanagpur Division of Jharkhand state. Hazaribag town which is situated at an elevation of about 2000 feet is the principal town and administrative headquarters of the district as also of the North Chotanagpur Division. The boundary of this district consists of districts of Gaya and Koderma in the north, Giridih and Bokaro in the east, Ramgarh in the South and Palamu and Chatra in the west. The districts of Kodarma (formed on 10.04.1994), Chatra (formed in June 1991) and Giridih (on 6.12.1972) have been bifurcated from this district.
This district consists of two sub-divisions, namely, Hazaribag Sadar and Barhi. There are 16 C.D. Blocks and 15 Revenue Anchals and 17 towns (Statutory towns -1 & Census towns -16). There are 1308 villages in the district and 257 are Gram Panchayats in this district. The physiographic characteristics of the district are rich. It has waterfalls, hills, and land with avalanches. Hazaribagh is surrounded by green forest.