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Jamshedpur, also known as Steel City or Tatanagar, is the first planned industrial city of India. It is located towards south of Jharkhand, on the Chotanagpur Plateau. Jamshedpur is bordered by the states of Orissa & West Bengal. It was founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. In 1919 Lord Chelmsford named the city Jamshedpur in the honour of its founder, Sir Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata.


Companies such as Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Power, Lafarge Cement, Telcon, BOC Gases, Tata Technologies Limited, Praxair, TCE, TCS, Tinplate etc. play a vital role in the economy of Jamshedpur. The conversational language is Hindi.Other languages spoken here are Santhali, Bengali, Oriya and Urdu. The city  is cosmopolitan in nature and more like a mini metro, self sufficient  and reverberating with art, culture and spirituality.   

Jamshedpur has an average literacy rate of 85.94%. Males constitute 52.1% of the population and females 47.9%. Tribal population constitutes around 28% of the total population. Jamshedpur was declared as the 7th cleanest city of India in 2010, according to survey by Government of India.

Jamshedpur experiences heavy rains during the months from July to September. The best period for visiting the city is during the festival packed cool period of September to February.

JUSCO (Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Co. Ltd.) maintains the civic amenities and facilities in Jamshedpur. It is home to one of the largest industrial zones of India known as Adityapur which houses more than 1,200 small and medium scale industries.  

Fast Facts:

149.23 sq. kms.
86.120 East
22.470 North
Important Rivers
Subarnarekha and Kharkai rivers
Altitude (at Dalma)
933 mtrs. above mean sea level
Altitude(at Tatanagar)
159 mtrs. above mean sea level
Railway Station
Tatanagar Jn.
Population(Urban Agglomeration Population-(UA)) 
1,337,131 (2011)
 Average literacy rate
Best period for visiting the city
During the festival packed cool period of September to February
45.00 C maximum
6.0C minimum
Total Average Rainfall
1217 mm
Distance from Ranchi
128.4 kms.(Road)
Distance from Kolkata
281.8 kms.(Road)
Literacy rate
85.94% (2011)
Small and large parks
17 maintained by JUSCO
3,53,198 (2011)







Other Interesting Facts about Jamshedpur:

Miss World 2000 and Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra, Indian cine star R. Madhavan, Miss India Universe 2004 & Bollywood actress Tanushree Dutta, TV star Simone Singh, Film Director Imtiaz Ali hail from Jamshedpur.

Pratyusha Banerjee, Indian television actress who played 'Anandi' in T.V. serial ''Balika Vadhu'' has made the city proud with her talent. Mahesh Aney was conferred the National Award for Cinematography for the film Swades.Other famous names include Siddhartha Basu (Quiz Master), Shilpa Rao (singer), Rajdeep Chatterjee (singer) and Siddharth Das (AVP, Wipro BPO) are other names to reckon with.

Purnima Mahato was coach of Indian Archery team in 2012 London Olympics. Cricketers Saurabh Tiwary and Varun Aaron are from the Steel city. Ace mountaineer Premlata Agarwal too has made Steel city proud of her achievements.

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