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Chandrapur

Chandrapur district is located in the eastern edge of Maharashtra in Nagpur division and forms the eastern part of 'Vidharbha' region.

Chandrapur formerly known as Chanda is a city situated in eastern Maharashtra state, Central India. Wardha River flows near the city. Chandrapur was the capital of the Gond dynasty from the 12th to the 18th century and was later conquered by the Maratha Bhosles from Nagpur. It formed part of the British Central Provinces from 1854 until Indian independence in 1947. The tombs of the Gond kings and several temples are in the town. The district Chandrapur was earlier known as 'Chanda' according to tradition and legend the name of the place was 'Lokapura' which was first changed to ' Indpur' and subsequently to Chandrapur.

The city of Chandrapur has ancient temples of the goddess Mahakali and of Anchaleshwar, a form of the god Shiva. Chandrapur is also known as Chanda. The region is very rich in mineral wealth such as iron ore, limestone and coal. Many cement factories are located in this region. Due to large number of coal mines present around the city, the city is also known as City of Black Gold.

Chandrapur district comprises 15 talukas, namely Chandrapur, Ballarpur, Rajura, Bhadravati, Warora, Chimur, Nagbhid(which is a railway junction too), Bramhapuri, Sindewahi, Mul, Sawali, Gondpipri, Korpana, Pombhurna and Jiwati.

It is connected to Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Nagpur, Jhansi, Agra, New Delhi, Jammu Tawi, Warangal, Vijaywada, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Vadodara, Bangalore, Secunderabad, Hyderabad, Puri, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Mumbai Banglore, Mysore, Lucknow, allahabad, Kanpur, Zhansi, Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Patna, Gaya by train.

Chandrapur is well known for education facilities in the district like Engineering / Polytechnic / medical / Law schools.

The Wainganga river which flows along the border of Chandrapur and Gadchiroli district is the main river of the district. The Wardha is the only perennial river in the district having the longest river course as compared to the other two major rivers.

The city is located on the bank of "Erai" river, another river flowing through the city is "Zarpath". The northern portion of the city is high and southern is low as per topographical map i.e. 56m. The old city is surrounded by 4 very big walls. The gaontidev Nullah is originating form the upland of CTPS. The Mucchi Nullah is originating form upland of Ranger college. This Noullah is merge in the tank "Ramala Talao" located in the heart of city. River Erai has a long history of floods, the flood marks are appeared on the fort wall of city, i.e. Pathanpura gate. The North South length of Chandrapur city is about 10 km and East West is 7 km. In the north of city, there is a dam made on river Erai, having the capacity of 207 million cubic meter.

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