Jamtara is a city and a notified area in Jamtara district in the Indian state of Jharkhand. Jamtara is the district headquarters.Jamtara is new district created by separating from Dumka district. It is bounded by Deoghar district in north, Dumka and West Bengal in the east, Dhanbad and West Bengal in the south and Giridih in the west. It has an area of 1802 sq. km and population of 5,97,287 persons (Census of India, 2001). The district comprises one subdivision (Jamtara) and six development blocks viz. Kundahit, Nala, Jamtara ,Narayanpur,Karmatar and Fatehpur.