Ramgarh was made a district on 12 September 2007. It was carved out of erstwhile Hazaribagh District. Ramgarh lies at the heart of the Jharkhand State. It is a mining, industrial and cultural hub with the Maa Chhinnamasta Temple. The name Ramgarh means “The Fort of God Ram”. The district of Ramgarh has been named after the town Ramgarh, its present headquarters.
The district covers an area of 1,360.08 square kilometres (525.13 sq mi).