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Chatra (चतरा)
arabic (چترا)
Nickname(s): urdu (چترا)
Chatra (चतरा) is located in Jharkhand
Chatra (चतरा)
Chatra (चतरा)
Location in jharkhand, India
Chatra (चतरा) is located in India
Chatra (चतरा)
Chatra (चतरा)
Chatra (चतरा) (India)
Coordinates: 24°12′16″N 84°52′37″E / 24.2045100°N 84.8770400°E / 24.2045100; 84.8770400Coordinates: 24°12′16″N 84°52′37″E / 24.2045100°N 84.8770400°E / 24.2045100; 84.8770400
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Chatra
Population (2011)
 • Total 49,985
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JH
Lok Sabha constituency Chatra
Vidhan Sabha constituency Chatra

Chatra (Hindi - चतरा) is headquarters of Chatra district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.It is a Khortha speaking area along with Santhali and Hindi. This is the district where many person got National Awards from President of India. Deocharan Dangi got National Award in field of Teaching and Prashant got award in field of Social Work. They are very known because they are father- son in relation.


Chatra is located at 24°12′16″N 84°52′37″E / 24.2045100°N 84.8770400°E / 24.2045100; 84.8770400.

Chatra has several waterfalls around it: Gua Falls (6 km), Keridah Falls (8 km), Maludah Falls (8 km), and Bichkiliya (11 km). Balbal Duari (25 km) has a hot spring.[1]


Raja Ram Mohan Roy, the prominent social reformer, worked as a Sirishtedar at Chatra in 1805-06 and lived both at Chatra and Ramgarh in this capacity.[2]


As per 2011 Census of India Chatra Nagar Parishad had a total population of 49.985, of which 26,555 were males and 23,430 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 3,454 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 242.[3]

In 2001 census, Chatra had a population of 41,990, out of which 22,331 were males and 19,659 were females. 27,409 persons were literate.[4][5]people of Chatra speaks Khortha language along with Hindi.


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Chatra Nagar Parishad was 33,746, out of which 19,270 were males and 14,476 were females.[3]


Chatra stands at the crossing of NH 99 and NH 100.

See also[edit]

see beautiful village Eghara here. Sorry to say but still there is no electricity.


  1. ^ "Exploring Jharkhand". Jharkhand4u. Retrieved 2010-04-29. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "History of Chatra district". Government of Jharkhand. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  3. ^ a b "2011 Census – Primary Census Abstract Data Tables". Jharkhand – District-wise. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 16 December 2015. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001". Table - 3 : Population, population in the age group 0-6 and literates by sex - Cities/Towns (in alphabetic order): 2001. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2010-04-09. 
  5. ^ "Pin Code of Chatra". Retrieved 2014-05-12. 


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