(Last Updated on : 17/05/2010)
The District Bokaro of the Jharkhand State was created in the year 1991 by carving out one subdivision consisting of two blocks from Dhanbad District and six blocks from Giridih District. The District Headquarter B S City is having latitude of 23.29 and longitude of 86.09. The District Bokaro has a Geographical area of 2861 sq Km and 357663.36 Hectares of Land. The Average altitude of the Land is 210 mts from mean sea level.
Situated in the Chhotanagpur Plateau, the vast rolling topography of the city is typical, strewn by graded valleys and winding streams. In this setting, within a short period of two decades, a new city with a strong multi-dimensional economic base, has blossomed into a regional urban centre of around 8.0 lakh people drawn from different parts of the country, giving the city the character of Mini India.
Bokaro Steel City
As the fourth integrated steel plant in the Public Sector, bokaro steel city was conceived in 1959. Bokaro Steel Plant actually started taking shape in 1965 with the collaboration of the then United Sovereign Of Soviet Republic. Major coalfields are located nearby. Bokaro City was built to provide housing and other community facilities for the plant`s employees.
Garga Dam And Parasnath Hills
Bokaro City is located in picturesque surroundings on the southern bank of river Damodar with Garga, one of its tributaries meandering along the southern and eastern outskirts of the city. On the north, the city is flanked by the high ranges of the Parasnath Hills and on the south just beyond the river Garga, it is enveloped by the Satanpur hillocks.
Bokaro Ispat Pustakalaya
It has a collection of over 40,000 books that meets the reading requirements of the people in the township.
Bokaro has a well-maintained City Park with an artificial lake. Recently three artificial islands have also been created.
Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park
A Biological Park named after Jawaharlal Nehru with a variety of animals and birds and a modern aquariu.
There is no direct air connection but SAIL is having a private air belt at Bokaro.
Bokaro is near Dhanbad, which is on the main Delhi-Howrah railway line.
Well connected with all the major cities by good motor able roads.