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Lohardaga

Lohardaga
Town
Lohardaga is located in Jharkhand
Lohardaga
Lohardaga
Location in Jharkhand, India
Lohardaga is located in India
Lohardaga
Lohardaga
Lohardaga (India)
Coordinates: 23°26′N 84°41′E / 23.43°N 84.68°E / 23.43; 84.68
Country India
StateJharkhand
DistrictLohardaga
Elevation
647 m (2,123 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total46,204
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Nagpuri
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
Vehicle registrationJH-08

Lohardaga is a town and the district headquarters of Lohardaga district in the Indian state of Jharkhand, west of Ranchi, the state capital. Earlier (early 1900s) Lohardaga was the commissionary headquarters for Chotanagpur.[1] It was only later that the commissionary of Chotanagpur was shifted to Ranchi. The commissioner's office still exists and it houses the Lohardaga Municipality office.

Geography

Lohardaga is located at 23°26′N 84°41′E / 23.43°N 84.68°E / 23.43; 84.68.[2] It has an average elevation of 647 metres (2122 feet).

Economy

Lohardaga is known as the land of bauxite mines. Multiple organizations, especially Hindalco, operate bauxite mines near Lohardaga. Bauxite extracted from the mines around Lohardaga are sent to alumina refineries across various states of India.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[3] Lohardaga had a population of 46,204. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Lohardaga has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 66%. In Lohardaga, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

See also

References

  1. ^ [lohardaga.nic.in]
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Lohardaga
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

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