Jamalpur, Bihar

Jamalpur is a city in the Indian state of Bihar. It is situated 8 km from the Munger city centre. Jamalpur is a part of Munger-Jamalpur twin cities.It is main railhead for reaching Munger city.

Jamalpur
City
Nickname(s): 
Rail Nagri
Jamalpur
Location in Bihar, India
Coordinates: 25°18′N 86°30′E[1]
Country India
StateBihar
DistrictMunger
Government
  TypeMunicipal Council
  BodyJamalpur Municipal Council
Area
90 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation151 m (495 ft)
Population105,221
  Rank26th in Bihar
  Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Jmpian
Languages
  OfficialHindi
  SpokenHindi, English, Angika
Literacy
  Total87.38%
  Male92.58%
  Female81.40%
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
Vehicle registrationBR-08
Sex ratio871 females per 1000 males /
Websitewww.mungerjamalpur.com

The name Jamalpur means Jamal (beautiful) pur (town). Jamalpur is best known for the Jamalpur Locomotive Workshop, which employs more than 25,000 people at its training institution, The Indian Railways Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering. Annual turnover is Rs. 10.56 billion with 111,485 employees. This is Asia's largest and oldest locomotive railway workshop. The city was established in 1862 during the British Raj, with the Railways Institute forming its cultural hub.