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Facts and Figures of Ranchi

Did you know that Ranchi district was actually known as Lohardaga a few years back? The name of this district was changed in 1899 from Lohardaga to Ranchi. It is named so after an Oraon village nearby by the name ‘Archi’. 

Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand. It is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India. The district is underlined by the silvery waters of Subarnarekha river which flows by the side of this city. 

This is  the most populous district in  Jharkhand state. Known as the ‘City of waterfalls’, NH-33 and NH-23 pass through Ranchi.

Fast Facts about Ranchi:


Area 7574.17 Sq. Kms. 
Latitude 230 23' N 
Longitude 850 23' E 
Altitude 2140 ft. 
Population (2001 Census) 2785064 
Males 1,436,976 
Females 1,348,088 
Population Density 362 Per Sq. kms. 
Sex Ratio(Male Female Ratio) 1000:950 
Literacy Rate 53.87% 
No. of Sub-Divisions  
No. of Blocks  20 
No. of Villages 2076  
Average rainfall 1530 mm.  
Min. Temperature10.3C 
STD Code 0651  
Average Rainfall 1111.5 mm   
Average Temperature in Summer 31.760 
Average Temperature in Winter 17.350 

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