Bhilai

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Bhilai
City
Bhilai Nagar
Bhilai is located in Chhattisgarh
Bhilai
Bhilai
Bhilai is located in India
Bhilai
Bhilai
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
CountryIndia
StateChhattisgarh
DistrictDurg
Named forBhil people
Government
 • TypeMunicipal corporation
 • MayorDevendra Yadav (congress)
Area
 • City341 km2 (132 sq mi)
Elevation297 m (974 ft)
Population (2011)[1][2][3][4][5]
 • City625,700
 • Rank2nd in state, 70th in india
 • Density1,800/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
 • Metro1,064,222
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN490XXX
Vehicle registrationCG-07
Websitewww.bhilainagarnigam.com

Bhilai, officially called Bhilai Nagar, is a city in the district of Durg, Chhattisgarh, in eastern central India.[2]

The city is known for its steel and chemical industry, notably the Bhilai Steel Plant.

Etymology[edit]

It is believed that the name "Bhilai" is derived from the Bhil tribe which originally inhabited this region and continues to dwell in the nearby forests till date.[6]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Durg-Bhilai Nagar Urban Agglomeration had a population of 1,064,222.[7][3]

Industry[edit]

Bhilai is home to the Bhilai Steel Plant, the first Indian plant to produce steel rails, which was established with help from the Soviet Union in 1955.[8] The facility underwent modernization and expansion, and is amongst leading manufacturer of iron and steel in Asia [8]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bhilai Nagar City Population Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  2. ^ a b Census van 1 maart 2001 (via archive.org)
  3. ^ a b "Durg and Bhilai Nagar Metropolitan Urban Region Population 2011 Census". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  4. ^ "Chhattisgarh Population Census data 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  5. ^ "List of Most populated cities of India". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  6. ^ "History of Bhilai, Historical Aspects of Bhilai, Origin of Bhilai". www.bhilaionline.in. Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  7. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  8. ^ a b "After road show, PM Narendra Modi inaugurates modernized and expanded Bhilai Steel Plant". Zee News. June 14, 2018.