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The town is mainly knowsn for having big Iron-ore Mines KIOM (Kiriburu Iron-Ore Mine) & MIOM (Meghahatuburu Iron-Ore Mine)both governed by SAIL. It is also a famous hill station situated in the core of Saranda forest.
As of 2001[update] India census, Kiriburu had a population of 9,545. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kiriburu has an average literacy rate of 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 57%. In Kiriburu, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age, set by sharma. The local inhabitants are known as Ho people.It is also located in the maoists belt.
Kiriburu and its sister town of Meghahatuburu are easily accessible and is connected to various important places. It can be reached from Tatanagar by road or by rail, the nearest railway station being Barajamda, at a distance of 24 km. Mining town of Barbil in the Keonjhar District in Orissa is at a distance of 28 km from Meghahataburu by road. Direct Train - Jan Shatabdi- from Howrah (West Bengal) is available up to Barbil, from where you can catch hired taxis / SAIL Company bus to Kiriburu or Meghahatuburu.
Kiriburu is a good place to see nature, and the weather is usually good. It is a place usually compare to shimla and Cherapuji. In a year there is 200 cm(approx) of rain in Kiriburu. In Meghahatuburu there is a guest house in a corner of the town, from there you can see a beautiful view of 700 Mountains, and in the evening there's sunset gives a heart touch view, which is a great attraction of Meghahatuburu.
The place is located in both Jharkhand and ODISHA. Most of the people are working in SAIL Iron Ore Mines.With in Kiriburu there are lot of places like rivers, waterfalls,sunset point. It is a good holiday destination for any traveler.
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
There are no colleges in there but there are mainly two schools,Project Central School in Kiriburu and Kendriya Vidyalaya in Meghahataburu.Both are C.B.S.E boards and till class 12th and offers subjects like science, Arts (Both) and commerce (K.V). Students usually rely on school and personal coachings for study. Both the schools have big playgrounds as per city standards and allows games like cricket, Football, Handball and various local games.
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