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Mandal/Hill Station
Kiriburu is located in Odisha
Kiriburu is located in India
Location in Odisha, India
Coordinates: 22°06′30″N 85°17′42″E / 22.1083°N 85.2951°E / 22.1083; 85.2951Coordinates: 22°06′30″N 85°17′42″E / 22.1083°N 85.2951°E / 22.1083; 85.2951
Country  India
State Odisha
District Keonjhar
Elevation 1,310.64 m (4,300.00 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 9,544
 • Official Odia, Ho[citation needed]
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 758035
Telephone code 06767
Vehicle registration OD

Kiriburu is a census town in Keonjhar in the Indian state of Odisha.

The town is mainly known for having big Iron-ore Mines KIOM (Kiriburu Iron-Ore Mine) & MIOM (Meghahatuburu Iron-Ore Mine)both governed by Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL). The road connecting the township to the mines is divided by the border of Odisha and Jharkhand. It is also a famous hill station situated in the core of Saranda forest. Saranda forest is land of seven hundred hills. The name of the forest Saranda is due to the large number of elephants found in this forest (sarandha means elephants). The forest has some good water falls and hill views.


The towns of Kiriburu and Meghahatuburu are contiguous, sharing many local facilities, although Kiriburu is in Kendujhar district of the state of Odisha whilst Meghatuburu is in West Singhbhum district of the state of Jharkhand. Most of the people work in SAIL Iron Ore Mines.[citation needed]


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kiriburu had a population of 9,545. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kiriburu has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 57%. In Kiriburu, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age, set by sharma. The local inhabitants are known as Ho people.[citation needed] It is also located in the maoists belt.[citation needed]

Kiriburu is easily accessible and is connected to various important places. The road from Kiriburu to Jamshedpur and Ranchi has been upgraded by the iron companies. The other route is to Orissa (Barbil) and Mahoharpur station. It can be reached from Tatanagar by road or by rail, the nearest railway station being Barajamda, 24 km away. Mining town of Barbil in the Keonjhar District of Orissa is 28 km from Meghahataburu by road. Direct Train - Jan Shatabdi- from Howrah (West Bengal) is available up to Barbil, from where you can catch hired taxis / SAIL Company bus to Kiriburu or Meghahatuburu.[citation needed]

Kiriburu is a good place to see nature full of forests and vegetation, and the weather is usually good[citation needed]. It is a place usually compared to Shimla and Cherapuji. In a year there is 200 cm(approx) of rain in Kiriburu. In Meghahatuburu, there is a guest house in a corner of the town, from there you can see a beautiful view of 700 mountains, and in the evening there is a sunset that gives the heart touch view, which is a great attraction of Meghahatuburu.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

There are no colleges in there but there are mainly two schools,Project Central School in Kiriburu and Kendriya Vidyalaya in Meghahataburu. Both are C.B.S.E boards and till class 12th and offers subjects like science and Arts (Both) and commerce (K.V). Students usually rely on school and personal coachings for study. Both the schools have big playgrounds as per city standards and allows games like cricket, Football, Handball and various local games.