Latehar is a town which is additionally central command of Latehar region, Jharkhand, India. Latehar is known for its indigenous habitat, backwoods, woods items and mineral stores. Latehar remained a piece of Palamau District as a sub division since 1924. It was lifted from sub divisional status to a locale on 4 April 2001, vide Jharkhand Govt.. Latehar is situated on the north– west corner of Jharkhand in the Palamau Commissionary.
The zone was most likely possessed via autochthonous clans previously. The Kharwars, Oraons and Cheros, three oboriginal races managed over this tract. Engravings and different relics which have been discovered show a genuinely created human progress regardless of the wildernesses and relative detachment of the region. The Oraons had their central station at Rohtas Garh in the then Shahabad area and there are signs that for at some point a bit of Palamu was ruled from the home office of Rohtas Garh.
The woods of the recreation center have a scope of vegetation comprising of tropical wet evergreen backwoods in the lower achieves, blended deciduous woodlands in the center and calm snow capped timberlands in the upper compasses including Sal and bamboo as the real segments alongside ious therapeutic plants. The waterway Koel and its tributaries go through the northern segment of the recreation center. There are meadows in the stream streaming territory. It has cascades and hot springs as well.