Chas block

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Community development block
Chas is located in Jharkhand
Chas is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°37′27″N 86°10′41″E / 23.62417°N 86.17806°E / 23.62417; 86.17806Coordinates: 23°37′27″N 86°10′41″E / 23.62417°N 86.17806°E / 23.62417; 86.17806
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Bokaro
 • Type Community development block
 • Total 537.6 km2 (207.6 sq mi)
Elevation 210 m (690 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 671,762
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Literacy (2011)
 • Total literates 447,457 (77.14%)
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 827,001 (Bokaro Steel City)
Telephone/STD code 06542
Vehicle registration JH-09
Lok Sabha constituency Dhanbad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Bokaro
CD Block

Chas is a community development block that forms an administrative division in Chas subdivision of Bokaro district, Jharkhand state, India.


Once a small grain trading hub of the region, Chas first became famous during the Second World War when the British Government used it as a base to supply soldiers fighting on the eastern front against the Japanese. After the decision of Government of India to establish the Bokaro Steel Plant it gained in stature. It was the administrative headquarters of the area when Bokaro was a part of Dhanbad district, and later when Bokaro became a district. Recently the headquarters were moved to the steel township. Chas continues to be a trading hub, but has declined in importance after the rise of the township to the west


Chas is located at 23°37′27″N 86°10′41″E / 23.62417°N 86.17806°E / 23.62417; 86.17806.[1]

Chas CD Block has an area of 537.6 km2 and has 56 panchayats and 144 villages.[2]


As per 2011 Census of India, Chas CD Block had a total population of 671,762, of which 249,083 were rural and 422,679 were urban. There were 352,726 males and 319,036 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 97,024 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 64,434. The population below 6 years was 91,728.[3]

Chas CD Block has two census towns (2011 population figure in brackets): Bokaro Steel City (414,827) and Bandhgora (7,859).[3] Bokaro Steel City Urban Agglomeration is composed of Bokaro Steel City (Census Town), Chas (Nagar Parishad) and Bandhgora (CT).[4]


As of 2011 census, the total number of literates in Chas CD Block was 447,457 (77.14% of the population above 6 years) out of which 264,210 were males and 183,247 were females.[3]

As of 2011 census, literacy in Bokaro district was 72.01[5]Literacy in Jharkhand (for population over 7 years) was 66.41% in 2011. [6]Literacy in India in 2011 was 74.04%.[7]


  1. ^ "Chas Block (Bokaro Steel City)". Jharkhand. Wikimapia. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  2. ^ "District Profile". Block wise statictical information. Bokaro district administration. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Provisional population totals, Census of India 2011" (PDF). Constituents of Urban Agglomerations having population above 1 lakh and above, Census 2011. Government of India. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "District Census 2011". Population Census 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  6. ^ "Jharkhand Profile" (PDF). Census Info India 2011 – Final population totals. Census Commissioner, Government of India. Retrieved 4 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Literacy in India". Census 2011. Census population 2015 data. Retrieved 4 January 2016.