Gumia is located in the Bokaro district of Jharkhand. The district headquarters is in the town of Bokaro, which is in the east at a distance of 15 km. from Gumia. Ranchi, the state capital is located in the southwest at a distance of 72 km. from Gumia. The closest airport is at Ranchi and the Gumia Railway Station on the Barwadih -Gomoh line is the nearest railway station. The nearby towns surrounding Gumia are Rahawan, Narkandi, Banaso, Aiyer, Sarubera and Tenughat. Geographically, the town is located between 23.78° North latitude and 85.82° East longitude at an average elevation of 238 metres (780 feet) above mean sea level.
(Last Updated on : 05/02/2009)
As far as the demography of the place is concerned it is revealed in the 2001 India census report, Gumia had a population of 45,532. Out of it, 53% of the population consists of males and 47% of the population consists of females. In Gumia, 14% of the population is less than six years of age. The town has an average literacy rate of 64% which is higher than the nationwide average literacy rate of 59.5%. The male literacy rate is 74% and the female literacy rate is 52%.
The tribal communities mainly the Santhal, Oraon, Munba and Kharia dominate Gumia. The Tenughat Bird Sanctuary at a distance of 15 km from Gumia, is a major attraction in the neighbourhood.