Latehar District of Jharkhand State
|Co ordinates:||23°43′48″N 84°28′12″E|
|Area:||3,659.59 square kilometers|
|Total Population(Census 2011):||7,26,978|
|Climate:||Humid subtropical climate.|
|Average Elevation:||327m. Above sea level|
Latehar district was previously subdivision of Old Palamau district of Jharkhand state and remained an integral part of Palamau district as a sub division since 1924. Latehar district was created on 4th April 2001. “Latehar” has been named after the village of the same name on Ranchi Daltonganj Road. The district is famous for its natural beauty, mineral deposits and dense forest. Latehar is located on the north–west corner of Jharkhand in the Palamau Commissionary. It is surrounded by Ranchi, Lohardaga, Gumla, Palamau and Chatra district apart from Chhattisgarh state.
It’s a predominantly tribal district with almost 45.54% of the population belonging to the schedule tribes and more than 66 % of total population comprises SCs and STs. The total area of the district is 3,622.50 Sq. Km and one of the block headquarters is more than 200 K.M. away from the district headquarters.
Latehar district has several waterfalls but among them the two Ladh falls and Lower Ghaghri falls are two of the highest waterfalls in Jharkhand State.
There are 9 Development Blocks, namely Latehar, Chandwa, Balumath, Bariyatu, Herhanj, Manika, Barwadih, Garu and Mahuadanr. There are two Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Manika and Latehar. Both are part of Chatra Lok Sabha constituency.
According to the 2011 census Latehar district has a population of 726,978. This gives it a ranking of 499th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 169 inhabitants per square kilometer. Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 29.38%. Latehar has a sex ratio of 967 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 60%.
|District Total Population||726978|
|District Head Quarter||Latehar|
|District Administrative Division||Palamu division|
|Lok sabha constituencies||Chatra (shared with Chatra district)|
|District STD Code||06565|
|Vehical Registration Code||JH19|
|Govt. Official Website||http://www.latehar.nic.in|