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Location in Jharkhand, India

Coordinates: 24°28′N 85°36′E / 24.47°N 85.6°E / 24.47; 85.6Coordinates: 24°28′N 85°36′E / 24.47°N 85.6°E / 24.47; 85.6

Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Koderma
Elevation 397 m (1,302 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,160
 • Official HindiSantali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code

06534 postal_code = 825410

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Kodarma (also spelt as Koderma) is a city and a notified area in Koderma district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. The district is bound on the north by the Nawada district of Bihar, on the south by Hazaribagh district of Jharkhand, on the east by Giridih district of Jharkhand and on the west by the Gaya district of Bihar.


Koderma district lies in the Chhotanagpur Plateau at 397m above the sea level.The area exhibits undulating topography comprising hills, hillocks, plains and mounds. Northern part of the district is occupied by Koderma Reserve Forest. The highest peak is Debour Ghati (677 m) which is the boundary of Jharkhand and Bihar states. The section line from south to north from Jharkhand to Bihar passes through Hazaribag plateau. The rocks at the edge of this plateau have been cut deeply by innumerable streams. There are a number of rills and gullies of various type such as figure or shoe-lace gullies. Barakar River flows from west to east in the southern part of the district and supports Telaiya Hydel project, a multipurpose dam constructed on it. Poanchkhara, Keso, Akto, Gurio, Gukhana Nadi are the main tributaries of thr Barakar river. Sakri river is the main river in the northern part of the district which flows from south east to northwest. Ghggnna Naddi, Chhotanari Nadi are the tributaries of Sakri river. Mahua, Banyan, Sakhua, Palas, Pipal, Neem, Khajoor, Bamboo are the flora of the area. Fauna such as leopard, bear, pig, deer and hare are found in the forest area of Koderma Reserve forest.



Koderma is located along National Highway 31 that connects Ranchi and Patna.


Koderma railway station is on the Grand Chord railway line of East Central Railway connecting Calcutta and Delhi via Dhanbad. The station is actually located in adjacent Jhumri Tilaiya town and not in Koderma town which is some distance away.

Three new railway lines are being laid from Koderma railway station in three different directions:

  1. Koderma-Giridih 102 km long
  2. Koderma-Hazaribagh 79 km long (eventually to Barkakana railway junction, 133 km from Koderma)
  3. Koderma-Tilaiya (Bihar)

The 35 km long railway line from Koderma to Nawadih towards Giridih has been commissioned in June 2013 and a passenger train has started running on this small section. This has made Koderma a railway junction.

The railway line to Hazaribagh has been laid. Trial runs will be conducted in the second half of 2013.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Kodarma had a population of 17,160. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Kodarma has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 53%. In Kodarma, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.


External links

  • Koderma District Administration
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