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Overview of District

Overview of District

Palamu is a District in north-western Jharkhand, on the border of Districts Chatra in the east, Garhwa in the west, Latehar in the south and state of Bihar in the north. It came into existence on 1st January 1928.

Palamu district lies between 23°50′- 24°8′ north latitude and between 83°55′- 84°30′ east longitude. It covers the area of 5043.8 Sq. Km. The administrative headquarter of Palamu is Daltonganj (Medininagar), situated on the bank of Koel river in between 24°3′ north and 84°4′ east.

Daltonganj got its name from Colonel Dalton, Commissioner of Chhotanagpur in 1861. The new name of Daltonganj is now Medininagar in the name of the king Medini Rai.

Demography

Description Figure
Area 5,043.8 Sq Km
No. of Sub-Disivions 3
No. of Blocks 21
No. of Circles 19
No. of Nagar panchayats 2
No. of Gram Panchayats 283
No. of Municipalities 1
No. of Municipal Corporations 1
No. of Villages 1882
Total Population*  1936319
Population Male*  1003876
Population Female*  932443
Total Literacy*  65.5 %
Female Literacy*  53.87 %
Male Literacy*  76.27 %
Sex Ratio  947/1000
 No of Assembly Segments  5 (Daltonganj-76 ,Panki-75,Chatarpur(SC)-78,
Hussainabad-79 & Bishrampur-77)

 District profile

Main Crop Paddy & Sugarcane
Rivers Son, Koel, and Auranga
Minerals Iron ore, Bauxite, Lithium, Dolomite, and Coal
Industries Bihar Caustic & Chemicals Ltd., Japla Cement Company, Furniture Industries
Newspaper Rashtriya Navin Mel, Dhati, Palamu Times, Chotanagpur Bhumi
Library District Library
University Nilamber Pitamber University
Aerodrome One located 5 km from Daltonganj
Vehicle Registration No. begins with J.H.03

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