Chas

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Chas
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Chas is located in Jharkhand
Chas
Chas
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°38′N 86°10′E / 23.63°N 86.17°E / 23.63; 86.17Coordinates: 23°38′N 86°10′E / 23.63°N 86.17°E / 23.63; 86.17
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Bokaro
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 141,618
Languages
 • Official HindiSantali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 827013
Telephone code 916542
Vehicle registration 09

Chas is a municipality in Bokaro district in the state of Jharkhand, India. Chas is the twin city of Bokaro, and is included in the urban area of Bokaro Steel City. Chas is notable for a large wholesale market.

History[edit]

Once a small grain trading hub of the region, Chas became notable during the Second World War when the British government used it as a base to supply soldiers fighting in the eastern front against the Japanese. After the decision of Government of India to establish the Bokaro Steel Plant, the economic activity of Chas gathered momentum. It was the administrative headquarters of the area when Bokaro was a part of Dhanbad district, and later when Bokaro became a district itself. Later the headquarters were moved to the Bokaro steel city.

Geography[edit]

Chas is located at 23°38′N 86°10′E / 23.63°N 86.17°E / 23.63; 86.17.[1] It has an average elevation of 210 metres (688 feet). It is situated on the junction of National Highway 23 and National Highway 32. Som places of interest include Check Post, Bhootnath Mandir, Joda Mandir.

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 India census, Chas had a population of 141,618. At the 2001 census, males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Chas has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 77% and female literacy of 58%. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.[2] The languages spoken include Hindi, Bengali, Kurmali, Khortha language and Santali.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chas". Falling Rain Genomics, Inc. Retrieved 2010-01-08. 
  2. ^ "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.