Ranchi


Ranchi
/rahn"chee/, n.
a city in S Bihar, in E India. 256,011.

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India
      city, capital of Jharkhand state, northeastern India, lying along the Subarnarekha River. With major rail and road connections, it is the centre of the region's agricultural, cotton, and tea trade. Silk production and the manufacture of shellac and heavy machine tools are the city's major industries. The headquarters of the National Coal Development Corporation, the Heavy Engineering Corporation, and the Hindustan Steel Company are located there, as are a military cantonment, radium and lac research institutes, and two mental-health hospitals. Ranchi University, founded in 1960, includes affiliated colleges of law, medicine, and teacher training. Ranchi was constituted a municipality in 1869.

      Ranchi is situated on the Ranchi plateau of the Chota Nagpur plateau system, with lofty flat-topped hills (pats) in the northwest. Rice is the principal crop in lands irrigated by the Subarnarekha, Sankh, North Koel, and South Koel rivers. Bauxite, limestone, and kaolin (china clay) deposits are worked in the locality. Pop. (2001) city, 847,093.

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