Capital of Jharkhand

The capital of Jharkhand is Ranchi, a beautiful city located at 620 meters above sea level. It is the administrative capital of Jharkhand, the new state of India, carved out of certain regions of Chhota Nagpur plateau with a predominant tribal population.

Being the center of many political activisms, it was the evident choice as the capital of the new capital of the state. As the capital of Jharkhand, Ranchi is the home to all important government organizations and buildings, many private companies and non-government organizations, not to speak of the banks and corporations, have their head offices at Ranchi.

Geographical Profile



The town of Ranchi is located within the district of the same name. The picturesque Subarnarekha River girdles the town. The city is extremely beautiful and has many tourist getaways, close to the city. Falls and forest areas abound in the immediate vicinity of the city. Tourists visit the city as a tourist spot because of the great travel opportunities that it offers.

Population and Education Profile



The total population of Ranchi is a notch more than 1,500,000. However, it should be remembered that the pressure of population is increasing day by day. The sex ratio is quite balanced, with the male component being slightly above the total female population. Because of the many government offices, private offices, banks and hundreds of other organization having their base in the city, the Jharkhand capital is becoming the home of a plethora of human activities. As such the population of the Jharkhand capital is increasing steadily. The average literacy of Ranchi is 74 percent, much higher than the national average that hovers around 60 percent.

Last Updated on : 1 July 2013