Jamshedpur

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Jamshedpur
जमशेदपुर
Tata Nagar
Metropolitan City
Jamshedpur is located in Jharkhand
Jamshedpur
Coordinates: 22°48′N 86°11′E / 22.8°N 86.183°E / 22.8; 86.183Coordinates: 22°48′N 86°11′E / 22.8°N 86.183°E / 22.8; 86.183
Country India
State Jharkhand
District East Singhbhum
Government
 • MP Dr. Ajay Kumar
 • Parliamentary constituency Jamshedpur
 • Assembly constituency Jamshedpur East
Jamshedpur West
Area
 • Total 149.23 km2 (57.62 sq mi)
Elevation 159 m (522 ft)
Population (2011 census)[1]
 • Total 1,337,131 (UA)
 • Density 1,404/km2 (3,640/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 0657
Vehicle registration BR 16 (discontinued), JH 05

Jamshedpur is a city of the Indian state of Jharkhand. It has the most people of any city in Jharkhand. According to the 2011 census of India, the Jamshedpur has a population of 1,337,131. The city was founded by the late Jamshedji Nusserwanji Tata. It is also called Steel City, TataNagar or simply Tata.

It is on the Chota Nagpur plateau and is surrounded by the picturesque Dalma Hills. The city is bordered by the rivers Subarnarekha and Kharkai on the north and west parts of the city.

The largest factory is that of Tata Steel. It is almost at the center of the city. Tata Steel is the largest iron and steel producing plant in India, as well as the oldest. The other major factory in the city is Tata Motors. They make heavy vehicles and construction/earth moving equipment.

Jamshedpur has a high literacy rate, close to the highest in India. The Steel City has 183 schools and 13 colleges.

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