(Last Updated on : 27/07/2010)
In the vast continent of India , a multitude of towns and cities have flourished over the years . The state of Jharkhand also is not an exception in this matter. Amongst several towns that have developed here one can easily demarcate Kodarma as an important place. In fact Kodarma is a city and also a notified area. It is situated in the district of the same name of Jharkhand state of India. Kodarma is near about '70 km northeast of Hazaribagh'.
Strategically Kodarma in Jharkhand is located approximately at 24.47° N 85.6° E. It has an average height of 375 meters or 1230 feet.
Discussion on a town or city of India would not be comprehensive without developing acquaintance with the demographical scene of that particular place. In this matter, quite a number of demographers have been duly employed for conducting surveys and research works and thus prepared report as per their findings. A special mentioning may be made of the Census report that has been issued forth in the year 2001. According to this report, the total population of Kodarma has been enumerated to be 17,160. Male populace constitutes 53 % of the total population of Kodarma. However female populace constitutes of 47 % only. In Kodarma, 17 % of the population is below six years of age.
Kodarma has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: Provision about male and female literacy rate of Kodarma too can be inferred from this report. Male literacy rate is 71 % which points out that male are very much inclined to education. In comparison female literacy rate is 53 % only.
Kodarma is a hub of farming and business and trading activities of the whole of Kodarma district. In Kodarma primary attraction of tourists include Dhwajadhari Hill Tilaiya Dam (9 km), and Urwan tourist complex.
To facilitate high accessibility with other palce in India , Kodarma is connected by rails , roads and also airports. In fact Kodarma has established communication with places like Ranchi and Patna via NH 31. It is a key 'railhead' on the 'grand chord rail line' linking places like New Delhi and Kolkata. Airport is at Ranchi also lies in vicinity.