Better known as "The Steel City", Jamshedpur is the largest city in the state of Jharkhand. Jamshedpur is also nicknamed as "Tatanagar" because it is home to industrial giants Tata Motors and Tata Steel. Located in the East Singhbhum district of Jharkand on the Chota Nagpur plateau, Jamshedpur was founded by Jamsejti Nusserwanji Tata and hence got the name. The city of Jamshedpur is not only known for its industrial progress but also recognized to be one of the most well planned and well maintained cities. Because of the high quality of life, standard conditions of sanitation and roads and welfare, Jamshedpur has been selected as a UN Global Compact City. On the map.
Total geographical area of Jamshedpur is 14923km square. It is primarily located in a hilly region and is surrounded by the Dalma Hills running from west to east and covered with dense forests. Green cover is estimated to be around 33% of the total land area.
Jamshedpur has a temperate climate, featuring a tropical wet and dry climate. Summer starts in mid-March and can be extremely hot in May and June. The temperature variation during summer is from 35-42 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature during winter is 8 degrees Celsius. The climate of Jamshedpur is marked by south-west monsoon. Jamshedpur gets heavy rainfall from July to September.
As of 2011, Jamshedpur had a a population of 1,337, 131. Males constitute 52,1% of the population and females 47,9%. Tribals constitute around 28% of the population. Jamshedpur has an an average literacy rate of 85,94% (higher than the nation average of 74%).
The major conversation languages are Hindi, Bengali, English, Santali though languages of other states are also spoken my immigrants. Tribal languages such as Santali and Ho are spoken in the city outskirts.