Bestowed with the title of “The city of 1000 cats’, Hazaribagh is located in the state of Jharkhand and is a municipality in Jharsuguda district. The city is extensively known for a health resort and Hazaribagh National Park. The city has derived its name from the small villages of Hazari and Okni. Basically, Hazaribagh consists of two Persian words. ‘Hazar’ denotes one thousand and ‘Bagira’ denotes Leopard.
Hazaribagh city guide is full of references to the rich heritage of the place. It ranks second in terms of highest coal reserves in all over the state. Keshub Chander Sen, Ray Bahadur Mukherjee, and Rai Bahadur Surendra Nath Roy are some of the great personalities who have played a crucial role in strengthening Hazaribagh. The region remained free from external influence up to 1526 CE during the Turko-Afghan period. Chotanagpur was given as Jagir to the Governor at Patna in 1632 CE. After the census of 1991, the district of Hazaribag was divided into three distinct districts named as Hazaribagh, Chatra and Hazaribagh.