Meru, Hazaribagh

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Census Town
Meru is located in Jharkhand
Meru is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 24°1′46″N 85°27′26″E / 24.02944°N 85.45722°E / 24.02944; 85.45722Coordinates: 24°1′46″N 85°27′26″E / 24.02944°N 85.45722°E / 24.02944; 85.45722
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Hazaribagh
Population (2011)
 • Total 7,780
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 825317
Telephone code 06546
Vehicle registration JH

Meru is a census town in Hazaribagh (community development block) of Hazaribagh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. It is located on the Hazaribagh- Bagodar road (National Highway 100).


It is located at 24°1′46″N 85°27′26″E / 24.02944°N 85.45722°E / 24.02944; 85.45722.[1]


As per 2011 Census of India Meru had a population of 7,780. There were 4,740 males and 3,040 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 957 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 31.[2]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Meru had a population of 8,547. Males constitute 66% of the population and females 34%. Meru has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 55%. In Meru, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Meru was 5,914 out of which 3,992 were males and 1,922 were females.[2]

BSF centre[edit]

Meru has a BSF training centre and school for advance training of counter insurgency, counter terrorism and bomb disposal.[4]


  1. ^ Wikimapia
  2. ^ a b "C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 30 October 2015. 
  3. ^ "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. 
  4. ^ "Excellence tag for BSF training centre". The Telegraph, 13 September 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 

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