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For the village in Jharkhand, see Jamtara, Jharkhand.
Jamtara is located in Jharkhand
Jamtara is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°57′48″N 86°48′05″E / 23.9633°N 86.8014°E / 23.9633; 86.8014Coordinates: 23°57′48″N 86°48′05″E / 23.9633°N 86.8014°E / 23.9633; 86.8014
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Jamtara
 • Total 1,802 km2 (696 sq mi)
Elevation 155 m (509 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 90,426
 • Density 439/km2 (1,140/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi, Bengali
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. Jamtara is a peaceful district of Jharkhand State and people living here are very friendly. Hindi and Bengali are the languages spoken in Jamtara.


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.


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 vacation purpose, 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 Place for tourists who come to Jamtara. It attracts children and elders alike. The sunrise and sunset from here is a charming scene. It is situated in the Northern Side of Jamtara

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

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.


Some Major educational institutions in Jamtara District Headquarters for Secondary: JBC+2 High School, Girls High School, SDDAV Public School+2, St Joseph School, Edwards English School, Jamtara

  Higher Secondary:   
Kendriya vidyalaya, Navodaya vidyalaya, Jamtara college, Women's college

Graduation: Jamtara College, Jamtara Mahila College.

  Technical educational :
Women's ITI &  Government ITI institute 



As of 2011 India census,[3] Jamtara had a population of 29,415. 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.


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 m (574 ft); Wind Direction-South West to North East.


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