Jamshedpur Facts

A brief study of the Jamshedpur facts helps one to frame an initial idea about this important city of the state of Jharkhand. Originally called Sakchi, the city was renamed after Jamshetji Nusserwanji Tata in the year 1919. He was the founder of TATA Steel and contributed a lot in the development of the city. The Jamshedpur Railway Station is known as Tata Nagar.

One of the main industrial cities in India, Jamshedpur is located between North Latitude 22°47' and East Longitude 86°12'. The city is situated at an altitude of 159 meters above sea level and covers an area of 3533 square kilometers, including the adjoining areas. The total population of Jamshedpur is 5, 73,096, according to the latest census. The city falls within the Chotanagpur Plateau region of the country.

Jamshedpur does not have an airport of its own but the Ranchi Airport is not very far away, lying at a distance of 106 km. It is well connected with railway and road networks. Some important rivers like the Kharkai and Subarnarekha flow through the city. It receives an average rainfall of around 1300 millimeter. The climate of the city is quite warm in summer with temperatures rising upto 46° Centigrade and the winters is cool with the temperatures coming down to as low as 12° Centigrade.

The city boasts of several leading industries like Tata Steel, Tinplate Company of India, Indian Steel and Wire Products, Tata Timken, Usha Martin Industries and Jemco.

Last Updated on 02/07/2013