Godda district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state in eastern India. It lies in the northeastern part of the state. The geographical area that now comprises Godda district used to be part of the erstwhile Santhal Parganas district. Godda town is the headquarters of Godda district.The area of the district is 2110 km², with a population of around 861,000. The district is without any rail link, the nearest railway station being hansdiha. The main economic activity of the people is agriculture, and major crops are paddy, wheat and maize.Godda is the land of a tribe called Santhals. Godda is not only a land of tribes, the local inhabitants also include the non-tribal and urban people.