Ranchi is a metropolitan area in India
Inhabitants: 1,090,000 (World Rank 419)
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The name Ranchi comes from "archi" an Oraon/Kurukh word for the farmer's "baton" in use while ploughing. The area was an agricultural locality and Doranda (durang da' a Mundari word) was a better known place for its military base and garrison. The present Purani Ranchi was originally known as the village Archi.
Ranchi is a prominent political, commercial, industrial and educational hub of eastern India.