Palamu district

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Palamau district
Location of Palamau district in Jharkhand
Location of Palamau district in Jharkhand
Administrative divisionPalamau
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1. Palamau, 2. Chatra (shared with Chatra district)
 • Assembly seats5
 • Total5,044 km2 (1,947 sq mi)
Major highwaysNH 75, NH 98
WebsiteOfficial 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 Medininagar, 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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Palamau district consists of 21 Blocks. The following are the list of the Blocks in Palamau district:


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Palamau 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] Nastik (2018 film) starring Arjun Rampal was shot in Palamau.[2]


According to the 2011 census Palamau district has a population of 2,436,319,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Lesotho[4] or the US state of West Virginia.[5] This gives it a ranking of 243rd in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 381 inhabitants per square kilometre (990/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 25.94%.[3] Palamu has a sex ratio of 929 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 65.5%.[3]


The only university in Medininagar is Nilamber-Pitamber University, created on the 17th of January, 2009.[6][7] The Chief Minister of Jharkhand declared that the Nilamber-Pitamber University would be set up in Medininagar in 2001.[8] There are 66 primary schools, 30 middle schools, 17 Navsirijit schools, 10 high schools and 1 Engineering College in the Medininagar block.[9]

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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. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "Puff penalty for Rampal".
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.[not in citation given]
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Lesotho 24,24,886
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. West Virginia 1,852,994
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  7. ^ "Nilamber-Pitamber University". Retrieved December 27, 2012.
  8. ^ "Chapter IX: Social Services". Jharkhand Draft Annual Plan 2001 - 2002. Archived from the original on March 12, 2005. Retrieved 2007-07-10.
  9. ^ "Palamu District: Education Profile". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. 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