|Community development block|
|• Type||Community development block|
|• Total||537.6 km2 (207.6 sq mi)|
|Elevation||210 m (690 ft)|
|• Density||1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, Santali|
|• Total literates||447,457 (77.14%)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|PIN||827,001 (Bokaro Steel City)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Dhanbad|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Bokaro|
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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 CD Block has an area of 537.6 km2 and has 56 panchayats and 144 villages.
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.
Chas CD Block has two census towns (2011 population figure in brackets): Bokaro Steel City (414,827) and Bandhgora (7,859). Bokaro Steel City Urban Agglomeration is composed of Bokaro Steel City (Census Town), Chas (Nagar Parishad) and Bandhgora (CT).
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