Bhilai, officially called Bhilai Nagar, is a city in the district of Durg, Chhattisgarh, in eastern central India.[2]

The city is known for its steel and chemical industry, notably the Bhilai Steel Plant.

Bhilai Nagar
Bhilai is located in Chhattisgarh
Bhilai is located in India
Coordinates: 21°13′N 81°23′E / 21.21°N 81.38°ECoordinates: 21°13′N 81°23′E / 21.21°N 81.38°E
Country India
State Chhattisgarh
District Durg
Named for Bhil people
 • Type Municipal corporation
 • Mayor Devendra Yadav (congress)
 • City 341 km2 (132 sq mi)
Elevation 297 m (974 ft)
Population (2011)[1][2][3][4][5]
 • City 625,700
 • Rank 2nd in state, 70th in india
 • Density 1,800/km2 (4,800/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,064,077
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registration CG-07


It is believed that the name "Bhilai" is derived from the Bhil tribe which originally inhabited this region and continues to dwell in the nearby forests till date.[6]


In the 2011 census, Durg-Bhilai Nagar Urban Agglomeration had a population of 1,064,077.[7][3]


Bhilai is home to the Bhilai Steel Plant, the first Indian plant to produce steel rails, which was established with help from the Soviet Union in 1955.[8] The facility underwent modernization and expansion, and was re-opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 14, 2018.[8]

See also


  1. ^ "Bhilai Nagar City Population Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  2. ^ a b Census van 1 maart 2001 (via
  3. ^ a b "Durg and Bhilai Nagar Metropolitan Urban Region Population 2011 Census". 2011. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  4. ^ "Chhattisgarh Population Census data 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  5. ^ "List of Most populated cities of India". 2011. Retrieved 2018-03-09.
  6. ^ "History of Bhilai, Historical Aspects of Bhilai, Origin of Bhilai". Retrieved 2015-12-22.
  7. ^ "Urban Agglomerations/Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (PDF). Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011. Retrieved 16 April 2012.
  8. ^ a b "After road show, PM Narendra Modi inaugurates modernized and expanded Bhilai Steel Plant". Zee News. June 14, 2018.

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