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Mosabani Copper City
Nickname(s): Tamranagari
Musabani is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 22°31′N 86°27′E / 22.52°N 86.45°E / 22.52; 86.45Coordinates: 22°31′N 86°27′E / 22.52°N 86.45°E / 22.52; 86.45
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Purbi Singhbhum
Founded by British Govt.
Elevation 160 m (520 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 31,035
 • Official Hindi, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JH 05

Musabani, also spelt as Mosabani or Mosaboni or Mushabani, is a census town in Purbi Singhbhum district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Musaboni is a mining town which was started by British before independence under the name ICC (Indian copper complex). It has a group of copper mines.


As of 2011 India census,[1] Musabani had a population of 31,035. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Musabani has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78.07, and female literacy is 61.02. In Musabani, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


Mushabani is located at 22°31′N 86°27′E / 22.52°N 86.45°E / 22.52; 86.45.[2] It has an average elevation of 160 m (520 ft).

Musabani is situated in the lap of Singhbhum Shear Zone, geologically one of the richest places of Indian Subcontinent. This can be said a Geologist's Paradise. Surrounded by mountains and lush green vegetation, Musabani is also home to a group of Copper Mines once run by Hindustan Copper Limited. Banalopa, located in Musabani once had the reputation of being second deepest mine after Kolar Gold mine. Banalopa is the mine where mining of Copper re started for the first time by modern methods. It is the best weather it has from September to March. The most exciting feature of this small town is that you can get people from various parts of India as well as Nepal living side by side. People of Musabani are known for their helping nature and love for humanity.

People and Culture[edit]

Musabani is called Mini India for being home to people from different parts of India, such as Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Bihar and the neighboring states of West Bengal and Odisha. There are also good number of Nepalis whose forefathers came to this part of India for livelihood in the copper mines. Musaboni also boasts of being home to some Anglo Indian families. The local people comprise of heterogeneous mix of local Odia and Bengali speakers along with numerous Scheduled Tribes belonging to Munda branch of Indo-Austric stock like Santhal, Kol, Mahali, Bhuinya, Munda etc. Mosaboni is also home to Sabars who are recognized as Primitive Tribe by Constitution of India.

Rankini Devi a deity of Bhuinya origin is considered the patron deity of the region and is revered by all people of Musabani in high esteem. A shrine dedicated to the goddess is located in the lap of Dhanjouri Hills, locally called Dhobni near the Uranium town of Jaduguda around 20 km north. Makar Sankranti is celebrated as harvest festival by people of this region in which they wear new clothes and throng to village fairs. Durga Pooja, Diwali, Sohrai, Id, Bakrid, Badadin or Christmas, Sarasvati Pooja and Holi are other important festivals celebrated. Rathayatra, Chariot festival of lord Jagannatha is another addition to its already vibrant cultural panorama awakening true nature of universal brotherhood assimilated within every fellow resident of Musabani.

Market And Shop[edit]


  • St.Joseph's Convent High School
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Surda
  • Saraswati Sishu Vidya Mandir, No.1 Area
  • G.C.J.D High school,Shastrinagar
  • Mosaboni Mines Inter College, Mosaboni
  • Sido kanhu janjatiya inter College, Mosaboni
  • Ghatsila College, Ghatsila
  • Mosabani Mines Middle School,Mosabani No.3 (Now Closed)
  • GYAN Bharti English Medium School,Pathargora,Mosaboni
  • Yadunath Baskey Degree college,Mosabani No.3
  • Sheolal High School,B-Type Area
  • Project Girl's High School, Musabani no- 5, Mahulbera
  • Urdu Middle school, Musabani No. 5, Mahulbera
  • St. Barbara Catholic Church School,Mosabani No 1
  • Azad Vidyapeth English Medium School, Musabani
  • Bethel Model School,Musabani
  • Grace Union Public School,No.2 Area
  • Gulmohar School, Musabani No. 3
  • Little Flower Play School, Musabani No. 1
  • GYAN Bharti English School,Mosaboni

Bank Facility[edit]

  • Bank of India
  • State Bank of India
  • Cooperative Bank
  • Grameen Bank
  • Apna Bank
  • Musabani Lamps Ltd.
  • Sahara India

Atm Facility[edit]

  • State Bank of India 1 (No.1 Area)
  • Bank of India (Near Bank of India msb no-3)