Orla, Jharkhand

Orla is a census town in the Mandu CD block in the Ramgarh subdivision of the Ramgarh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Orla is located in Jharkhand
Location in Jharkhand, India
Orla is located in India
Orla (India)
Coordinates: 23°43′07″N 85°28′26″E / 23.7187°N 85.4739°E / 23.7187; 85.4739Coordinates: 23°43′07″N 85°28′26″E / 23.7187°N 85.4739°E / 23.7187; 85.4739
Country India
 • Total9.977 km2 (3.852 sq mi)
 • Total5,809
 • Density580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Languages (*For language details see Mandu (community development block)#Language and religion)
 • OfficialHindi, Urdu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone/ STD code06545
Vehicle registrationJH
Lok Sabha constituencyHazaribagh
Vidhan Sabha constituencyMandu


Cities, towns and locations in Ramgarh district in North Chotanagpur Division
M: municipality, CT: census town, R: rural/ urban centre, T: tourist centre, P: power plant
Abbreviation used- TPP: thermal power project
Owing to space constraints in the small map, the actual locations in a larger map may vary slightly


Orla is located at 23°43′07″N 85°28′26″E / 23.7187°N 85.4739°E / 23.7187; 85.4739.

Area overviewEdit

Ramgarh has a vibrant coal-mining sector. The map alongside provides links to five operational areas of Central Coalfields spread across South Karanpura Coalfield, Ramgarh Coalfield and West Bokaro Coalfield. Four of the six CD blocks in the district have coal mines – Patratu, Ramgarh, Mandu and Chitarpur. The high concentration of census towns in these blocks are noticeable on the map. Only two blocks, Gola and Dulmi, are totally rural areas. Ramgarh district lies in the central part of the Chota Nagpur Plateau. The Damodar valley covers most of the district. The forested areas in highlands to the north and the south of the valley can be seen in the map (mark the shaded areas).[1] "Chotanagpur has a charm of its own... The entire area forms one of the most charming series of views imaginable. The far-off hills in the background in exquisite tints of blue or purple as the light falls, the nearer hills picturesquely shaped and luxuriant in every shade of green with their bold escarpments in black or grey, and the brown plains below furnishing their quota of colours."[2]

Note: The map alongside presents some of the notable locations in the district. All places marked in the map are linked in the larger full screen map.


According to the 2011 Census of India, Orla had a total population of 5,809, of which 3,015 (52%) were males and 2,794 (48%) were females. Population in the age range 0-6 years was 782. The total number of literate persons in Orla was 3,800 (75.59% of the population over 6 years).[3]

As of 2001 India census,[4] Orla had a population of 5,871. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Orla has an average literacy rate of 59%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 47%. In Orla, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.


According to the District Census Handbook 2011, Ramgarh, Orla covered an area of 9.977 km2. Among the civic amenities, it had 4 km roads with open drains, the protected water supply involved tap water from treated sources, hand pumps, pressure tanks. It had 1,035 domestic electric connections, 10 road lighting points. Among the medical facilities, it had 5 hospitals, 5 dispensaries, 5 health centres, 5 family welfare centres, 4 maternity and child welfare centres, 8 maternity homes, 9 nursing homes, 1 medicine shop. Among the educational facilities it had 2 primary schools, 1 middle school, 1 secondary school, the nearest senior secondary school at Kuju, the nearest general degree college at Ramgarh Cantonment 20 km away. Two important commodities it produced were coal, chuna pathar. It had the branch offices of 2 nationalised banks, 1 agricultural credit society.[5]


Orla is on the Kuju-Gidi Road.[6]


  1. ^ "District Census Handbook, Ramgarh, Series 21, Part XII A" (PDF). Pages 7-8: Physiography, Drainage, Pages 8-11: Minerals and mining. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand. Retrieved 9 February 2021.
  2. ^ Prasad, Ram Chandra (2003). Bihar. New Delhi: National Book Trust, India. p. 5. ISBN 81-237-0151-9.
  3. ^ "District Census Handbook, Ramgarh, Series 21, Part XII B" (PDF). Rural PCA-C.D. blocks wise Village Primary Census Abstract, location no. 369097, page 94. Directorate of Census Operations Jharkhand. Retrieved 6 February 2021.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  5. ^ "District Census Handbook Ramgarh, Census of India 2011, Series 20, Part XII A" (PDF). Pages 227-237. Directorate of census Operations, Jharkhand. Retrieved 3 February 2021.
  6. ^ Google maps