District of palamu lies between 23 degree 50and 24 degree 8 north latitude and
between 83 degree 55 and 84 degree 30 east longitude. It contains an area of
5043.8 square Kms. The administrative head quarter is Daltonganj, situated on koel river
in 24 degree 3 north, and 84 degree 4 east. Which has taken its name after
colonel Dalton, commissioner of Chhotangapur in 1861.