As the first true industrial city in India, Jamshedpur has set benchmarks for many others that have come up thereafter. It has been conferred the ISO Certification for its civic and municipal services and rated as the second best city in the Country as per the survey conducted by ORG Marg Nielsen on quality of life index.
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In spite of being an industrial city with heavy concentration of companies, Jamshedpur is still blessed with the beauty of nature. The hilly location adds to the scenic beauty of the steel city of India. The City is known as the 'Pittsburgh of India' for being rich in minerals.

Jamshedpur covers a total area of 3533 square kilometers, which is about 2.03% of the total area of Jharkhand state. A significant attribute in the topography of Jamshedpur is the Dalma Range.

Position

22º12' to 23º12' North Latitude 86º 04' to 86º 54' East Longitude

Features

  • The altitude of Jamshedpur varies between 700 to 3100 feet above the sea level.

  • It is part of the Chhota Nagpur Plateau, which is a region that is formed by the sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks belonging to the Dharwarian period.

  • There are residual mountains and hills that occupy about 53% of the total area of the district.

  • The area is marked by the presence of granite, gneiss, schist and basalt rock cover.

  • Some of the important minerals that can be found in Jamshedpur are Copper, Iron Ore, Gold Kynite and Uranium.

  • The forests cover about 33% of the total land area with trees of Sal, Gamhar, Mahua, Palash and Bamboo.

  • The two main rivers that flow through Jamshedpur are Subarnarekha and Kharkai. Jamshedpur is located exactly at the confluence of these two rivers, called Domohani.