Chatra, Jharkhand

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Chatra
चतरा
Town
Chatra is located in Jharkhand
Chatra
Chatra
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 24°12′16″N 84°52′37″E / 24.2045100°N 84.8770400°E / 24.2045100; 84.8770400Coordinates: 24°12′16″N 84°52′37″E / 24.2045100°N 84.8770400°E / 24.2045100; 84.8770400
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Chatra
Population (2001)
 • Total 41,990
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 825401
Lok Sabha constituency Chatra
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chatra
Website chatra.nic.in

Chatra is headquarters of Chatra district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Geography[edit]

Chatra is located at 24°12′16″N 84°52′37″E / 24.2045100°N 84.8770400°E / 24.2045100; 84.8770400.

Chatra has several waterfalls around it: Gua Falls (6 km), Keridah Falls (8 km), Maludah Falls (8 km), and Bichkiliya (11 km). Balbal Duari (25 km) has a hot spring.[1]

History[edit]

Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the prominent social reformer, worked as a Sirishtedar at Chatra in 1805-06 and lived both at Chatra and Ramgarh in this capacity.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In 2001 census, Chatra had a population of 41,990, out of which 22,331 were males and 19,659 were females. 27,409 persons were literate.[3]

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Transport[edit]

Chatra stands at the crossing of NH 99 and NH 100.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Exploring Jharkhand". Jharkhand4u. Retrieved 2010-04-29. 
  2. ^ "History of Chatra district". Government of Jharkhand. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001". Table - 3 : Population, population in the age group 0-6 and literates by sex - Cities/Towns (in alphabetic order): 2001. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  4. ^ "Pin Code of Chatra". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-05-12.