Jamtara

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Jamtara (Hindi: जामताड़ा), Jharkhand, India
city
Jamtara (Hindi: जामताड़ा), Jharkhand, India is located in Jharkhand
Jamtara (Hindi: जामताड़ा), Jharkhand, India
Jamtara (Hindi: जामताड़ा), Jharkhand, India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°57′N 86°48′E / 23.95°N 86.8°E / 23.95; 86.8Coordinates: 23°57′N 86°48′E / 23.95°N 86.8°E / 23.95; 86.8
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Jamtara
Area
 • Total 1,802 km2 (696 sq mi)
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 90,426
 • Density 439/km2 (1,140/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 815351
Telephone code 06433
Vehicle registration JH-21
Sex ratio 959 /

Jamtara (Hindi: जामताड़ा) is a city and a notified area in Jamtara district (Hindi: जामताड़ा जिला) in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Jamtara is the district headquarters.

Geography[edit]

Jamtara is located at 23°57′N 86°48′E / 23.95°N 86.8°E / 23.95; 86.8.[1] It has an average elevation of 155 metres (508 feet).

It is located 250 km from Ranchi, the state capital. It has an area of 1801 km². Distance from other major cities like from Howrah is 260 km and from Patna is 290 km.

It came into existence on 26 April 2001. The small district of Jharkhand state consists of only 4 blocks. It was created by carving out four blocks from DUMKA District.

Other towns in this district are Karmatar, Nala, Kundahit, Narayanpur and Fatehpur. The fast flowing Ajay River passes through the district and verdant forest areas cover the district. Unexplored and unspoiled natural beauty is the trademark of the district.

Tourism[edit]

With pristine clear river waters, high cliffs and dense jungles, Jamtara is an adventure tourist's paradise. Beautiful waterfalls, sharp cliffs, rolling green hills and panoramic locations make Jamtara a rustic yet scenic vacation spot.

Scenic beauty enraptures while the vibrant tribal culture and hospitality of the town is worth an experience. With more people coming to Jamtara for both commercial and for a vacation, innumerable hotels and small guesthouses have come up that serve a variety of cuisines. Parwat Vihar Park is located 5 km away from Jamtara Railway Station. It is a favourite Places for Tourists who came to Jamtara. It attracts children's very Much. The sunrise and sunset from here is a charming scene. It is situated in the Northern Side of Jamtara

karamdaha temple of Dukhia Mahadev situated 44 km from jamtara railway station. A huge fair held at this place every year 14 jan to 27 jan.

Amit Besra, a well-known author and philanthropist, has brought Jamtara to the world map. He is the author of the bestselling novel It's Dying Time - A Chilling Indian Thriller published in the year 2010 and Be The Change published in the year 2013. He is also the owner of the websites www.thesanthalexpress.in and www.viewmoviesreview.in.

Education[edit]

Some Major educational institutions in Jamtara District Headquarters for Secondary: JBC+2 HS School, Girls High School, SDDAV School, St Joseph School, Edwards English School Higher Secondary: Jamtara College, Jamtara Mahila College, JBC +2 HS School Graduation: Jamtara College, Jamtara Mahila College. Beside this 1 kendriya vidyalaya is also coming up near the sachivalaya bhawan.

In spite of these Institutions 1 women's ITI & Navodaya vidyalaya are also running in district. Business tycoon Shashi Dokania has taken responsibility of providing primary education in the district for which he has pledged to donate Rs.30 lakhs.[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[3] Jamtara had a population of 90,426. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jamtara has an average literacy rate of 63.73%, lower than the national average of 74.4%: male literacy is 76.85%, and female literacy is 50.08%. In Jamtara, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Climate[edit]

Summer Season-March to May; Rainy Season-June to September; Winter Season-October to February; Min Temperature-2°C in Winter; Max Temperature-45°C in Summer; Height above Sea Level-175 Mts; Wind Direction-South West to North East.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jamtara
  2. ^ http://www.authorstream.com/User-Presentations/sdokania/
  3. ^ http://censusindia.gov.in/2011-prov-results/data_files/jharkhand/Jharkhand%20Provisional%20Result%20Data%20sheet%20for%20release.pdf