Palu Village, with population of 763 is Lanja sub district's the 46th most populous village, located in Lanja sub district of Ratnagiri district in the state Maharashtra in India. Total geographical area of Palu village is 12 km2 and it is the 10th biggest village by area in the sub district. Population density of the village is 62 persons per km2.

Nearest town of the village is Rajapur and distance from Palu village to Rajapur is 45 km. The village has its own post office and the pin code of Palu village is 416701. Lanja is the sub district head quarter and the distance from the village is 62 km. District head quarter of the village is Ratnagiri which is 62 km away. 0.13 square kilometer (1%) of the total village's area is covered by forest.


The village is home to 763 people, among them 349 (46%) are male and 414 (54%) are female. 72% of the whole population are from general caste, 28% are from schedule caste and 0% are schedule tribes. Child (aged under 6 years) population of Palu village is 10%, among them 47% are boys and 53% are girls. There are 180 households in the village and an average 4 persons live in every family.

Sex Ratio - Females per 1000 Male

As of 2011 census there are 1186 females per 1000 male in the village. Sex ratio in general caste is 1187, in schedule caste is 1198. There are 1111 girls under 6 years of age per 1000 boys of the same age in the village.


Total 488 people in the village are literate, among them 256 are male and 232 are female. Literacy rate (children under 6 are excluded) of Palu is 71%. 82% of male and 62% of female population are literate here.

Workers profile

Palu has 38% (292) population engaged in either main or marginal works. 46% male and 32% female population are working population. 44% of total male population are main (full time) workers and 1% are marginal (part time) workers. For women 11% of total female population are main and 21% are marginal workers.