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Metropolitan city
Nickname(s): Steel City of India
Bhilai is located in Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 21°13′N 81°23′E / 21.21°N 81.38°E / 21.21; 81.38Coordinates: 21°13′N 81°23′E / 21.21°N 81.38°E / 21.21; 81.38
Country India
State Chhattisgarh
District Durg
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • Mayor Smt.Nirmala Yadav (congress)
Elevation 452 m (1,483 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Rank 70
 • Metro 1,064,000
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 490 0xx
Vehicle registration CG-07

Bhilai is a city in the district of Durg, Chhattisgarh, in eastern central India.[1] The city is located 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of the state's capital, Raipur, on the main HowrahMumbai rail line, and National Highway 6. Bhilai is known for the Bhilai Steel Plant, the only manufacturer of rails in the country used by Indian Railways.


In the 2011 census, Durg-Bhilainagar Urban Agglomeration had a population of 1,064,077.[2] Durg-Bhilainagar Urban Agglomeration includes: Durg (M Corp.), Bhilai Nagar (M Corp.), Dumar dih (part) (OG), Bhilai Charoda (M), Jamul (M), Kumhari (M), Ahmed Nagar (Camp-02), Farid Nagar and Utai (NP).[3]


The climate is pleasant and mild in the winter (minimum temperature 10 °C, 50 °F). There are medium rains in the monsoon season. The summers are very hot and dry, with maximum temperature 48 °C (118.4 °F), and minimum humidity.

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  1. ^ Census van 1 maart 2001 (via
  2. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012. 
  3. ^ "Constituents of urban Agglomerations Having Population 1 Lakh & above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.