Facts & Figures
|Geographical Location||South of Jharkhand on the Chotanagpur Plateau. Bordered by the states of Orissa & West Bengal.|
|Dialing Code:||+91 657|
|Pin Code:||831 XXX|
|Population||15 lakh (approx.)|
|Overall Literacy rate||86%|
|Languages||Hindi, English, Bengali, Punjabi|
|Coordinates||22.8o N 86.18o E|
|Geographical Area||150 km2|
|Elevation||129-151 m above mean sea level|
|Important Rivers||Suvarnarekha and Kharkai|
|Temperature||8oC to 46oC. Normally 12°C in winter to 46°C in peak summer. Winters are pleasant. Summers are hot & humid.|
|Rainfall||1300 mm approx.|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
According to 2011 census, the Jamshedpur urban agglomerate (UA) along with its out growth (OG) area has a population of 1,717,247 out of which males constitute 904,491 (52.67%) and females constitute 812,756 (47.33%). The areas that are covered under Jamshedpur UA + OG include - Jamshedpur city, Tatanagar Railway Colony, Jugsalai, Bagbera, Mango, Chhota Gobindpur, Haludbani, Sarjamda, Ghorabandha, Gadhra and Adityapur. 11.5% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The total number of households is 313,221.
Average Literacy rate: 86%. Higher than the national average of 74%.
Major Languages: Hindi, English and Bengali in the urban area. Santhali and Ho in the rural areas.
Area wise Population Breakup
|Area||No of Households||Population||Males||Females|
|Tatanagar Rly. Colony||7,957||39,438||21,229||18,209|
A City with multiple names
Jamshedpur was originally as small village with the name Kalimati, later renamed Sakchi. In 1911, TISCO started its Steel Plant. In 1919 Lord Chelmsford named the city Jamshedpur in the honour of its founder, Sir Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. The city has several nicknames such as Jampot (a name often used by the locals), Tatanagar (the name of its railway station) or simply Tata. It is often referred to also as The Steel City.
The Climate of Jamshedpur
Jamshedpur experiences moderate winters and extremely hot & humid summers. During winters the temperature usually ranges between 8-22oC. During summers it gets very hot, particularly in the months of mid-April to end-June. Summer temperatures usually range between 35-46oC. Jamshedpur experiences heavy rains during July to September months.
The best period for visiting the city is during the festival packed cool period of September - February.