Palamu district

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Palamu district
पलामू ज़िला
District of Jharkhand
Location of Palamu district in Jharkhand
Location of Palamu district in Jharkhand
Country India
State Jharkhand
Administrative division Palamu
Headquarters Daltonganj
 • Lok Sabha constituencies 1. Palamu, 2. Chatra (shared with Chatra district)
 • Assembly seats 5
 • Total 5,044 km2 (1,947 sq mi)
Major highways NH 75, NH 98
Website Official website

Palamau is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India. It was formed in 1892. The administrative headquarter of the district is Daltonganj, situated on the Koel River.


The district lies between 23°50′ and 24°8′ north latitude and between 83°55′ and 84°30′ east longitude. It is bordered on the north by Sone River & Bihar and on the east by the Chatra and Hazaribagh districts, on the south by Latehar District and on the west by Garhwa District.

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Palamu district consists of 21 Blocks. The following are the list of the Blocks in Palamu district:


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Palamu one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 24 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]


According to the 2011 census Palamu district has a population of 2,436,319,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Lesotho[3] or the US state of West Virginia.[4] This gives it a ranking of 243rd in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 381 inhabitants per square kilometre (990/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.94%.[2] Palamu has a sex ratio of 929 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 65.5%.[2]


The only university in Medininagar (Daltonganj) is Nilamber-Pitamber University, created on the 17th of January, 2009.[5][6] The Chief Minister of Jharkhand declared that the Nilamber-Pitamber University would be set up in Medininagar (Daltonganj) in 2001.[7] There are 66 primary schools, 30 middle schools, 17 Navsirijit schools, 10 high schools and 1 Engineering College in the Daltonganj block.[8]

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  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. [not in citation given]
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Lesotho 24,24,886 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. West Virginia 1,852,994 
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  6. ^ "Nilamber-Pitamber University". Retrieved December 27, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chapter IX: Social Services". Jharkhand Draft Annual Plan 2001 - 2002. Retrieved 2007-07-10.  Archived March 12, 2005, at the Wayback Machine.
  8. ^ "Palamu District: Education Profile". Retrieved 2007-07-10. 

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Coordinates: 24°01′48″N 84°04′12″E / 24.03000°N 84.07000°E / 24.03000; 84.07000