Latehar

Latehar

Latehar District of Jharkhand State

Garhwa
Garhwa District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
24.1°N, 83.67°E


Area:
4,044 square kilometers


Total Population(Census 2011):
13,22,387


Climate:
Humid subtropical climate.


Average
Latehar
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
Palamu
Palamu District of Jharkhand State



 



Co ordinates:
24°01′48″N 84°04′12″E


Area:
5,044 square kilometers


Total Population(Census 2011):
1939869


Climate:
Humid subtropical climate.


Average

 

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.

Latehar Administration

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.

District Division Block Panchayat Village
LATEHAR Latehar 18 166
LATEHAR Chandwa 17 85
LATEHAR Balumath 13 67
LATEHAR Manika 15 84
LATEHAR Barwadih 16 83
LATEHAR Garu 8 74
LATEHAR Mahuadanr 14 106
LATEHAR Bariyatu 9 56
LATEHAR Herhanj 5 51

 

Population

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
Population Density 169
Population Increment 30%
Population Literacy 60%
Population Sex_ratio 967

 

Important Details

District Head Quarter Latehar
District Administrative Division Palamu division
Lok sabha constituencies Chatra (shared with Chatra district)
Assembly seats 2
District STD Code 06565
Vehical Registration Code JH19
Govt. Official Website http://www.latehar.nic.in

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