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Chiria is located in Jharkhand
Chiria is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 22°18′N 85°16′E / 22.3°N 85.27°E / 22.3; 85.27Coordinates: 22°18′N 85°16′E / 22.3°N 85.27°E / 22.3; 85.27
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Pashchimi Singhbhum
Elevation 479 m (1,572 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 3,949
 • Official Hindi, Ho, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JH

Chiria is a census town in Pashchimi Singhbhum district in the state of Jharkhand, India. India 's largest iron ore mine with reserves of 2,000 million tonnes of iron ore is located here. The mine is operated by Steel Authority of India Limited.


Chiria is located at 22°18′N 85°16′E / 22.3°N 85.27°E / 22.3; 85.27.[1] It has an average elevation of 479 metres (1571 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Chiria had a population of 3,949. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Chiria has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 68% and female literacy of 45%. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. The local inhabitants are known as Ho people.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Chiria
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.