|Elevation||647 m (2,123 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, Nagpuri|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
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. 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.
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.
As of 2001[update] India census, 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.