|Co ordinates:||24.12°N 84.52°E|
|Area:||3706 square kilometers|
|Total Population(Cencus 2011):||10,42,304|
|Average Elevation:||508m (above sea level)|
Chatra district formed on dated 29th May 1991 by carving out a subdivision of Hazaribagh. Before that Chatra was a subdivision of Hazaribagh. Chatra city is the district head quarter of the Chatra district. The district comprises of one subdivision, 12 development blocks/Anchals, 154 Panchayats and 1474 revenue villages. There is only one municipality that is at the district head quarter of Chatra.
Issues with M.C.C. (Maoist Communist Center)
Chatra is going through a very serious phase of extremists’ violence by M.C.C. (Maoist Communist Center) which is a banned naxal outfit. In recent past Chatra Police has been quite successful in controlling the naxal activities. During the operation Chatra polices arrested numbers of naxalite personnel as well as seized a number of arms, ammunition, lethal weapons and destructive explosive devices including the materials. The success of Chatra police against the naxal outfits has to a large extent led to the limiting of naxal violence.
Chatra district consists of 12 Blocks. The following are the list of the Blocks in Chatra district:
According to the 2011 census Chatra district has a population of 10,42,886 and Chatra Nager Parishad has a Population of 49,985 which is almost 5% of the district population, of which 26,555 were males and 23,430 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 3,454 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 242. Chatra ranked at 434th in India as per its population. The district has a population density of 280 inhabitants per square kilometer (710/sq mi). District population growth rate was 32%% over the decade 2001-2011 and sex ratio of 953 females for every 1000 males with literacy rate of 60%.
|District Total Population||1042886|
|Population Sex ratio||953|
|District Head Quarter||Chatra|
|District Administrative Division||North Chotanagpur division|
|Lok sabha constituencies||Chatra (shared with Palamu and Latehar districts)|
|District STD Code||06541|
|Vehical Registration Code||JH13|
|Govt. Official Website||http://www.chatra.nic.in|