Giridih (गिरिडीह) is a city and district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.
Origin of name
The literal meaning of Giridih is the land of hills & hillocks – giri, a Hindi word, means hills and dih, another word of the local dialect, indicates upland.
Giridih is located at 24.18°N 86.3°E. The district is bounded on the north by Jamui district and Nawada district of Bihar state, on the east by the districts of Deoghar and Jamtara, on the south by Dhanbad and Bokaro, and on the west by Hazaribagh and Koderma districts.
Rivers - There are two major rivers, namely, the Barakar River and the Sakri River. Barakar River passes through Birni and Pirtand blocks. Sakari river drains the areas of Deori and Gawan blocks. There are several smaller rivers, including Usri, with a major tourist attraction - Usri Falls.