|• Official||Bengali, English|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Asansol|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Pandaveswar|
|Cities, towns and ECL Areas in the northern portion of Durgapur subdivision in Paschim Bardhaman district|
MC: Municipal Corporation, CT: census town, R: rural administrative centre
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Chhora is located at.
The Asansol-Durgapur region is composed of undulating laterite soil. This area lies between two mighty rivers – the Damodar and the Ajay. They flow almost parallel to each other in the region – the average distance between the two rivers is around 30 km. For ages the area was heavily forested and infested with plunderers and marauders. The discovery of coal led to industrialisation of the area and most of the forests have been cleared.
As per the 2011 census, 79.22% of the population of Durgapur subdivision was urban and 20.78% was rural. Durgapur subdivision has 1 municipal corporation at Durgapur and 38 (+1 partly) census towns (partly presented in the map alongside; all places marked on the map are linked in the full-screen map).
As per the 2011 Census of India Chhora had a total population of 13,806, of which 7,308 (53%) were males and 6,498 (47%) were females. Population below 6 years was 1,721. The total number of literates in Chhora was 8,858 (73.30% of the population over 6 years).
As of 2001[update] India census, Chhora had a population of 12,839. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Chhora has an average literacy rate of 51%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 60% and female literacy of 40%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
It is in the heart of the coal mining zone.
As per ECL website telephone numbers, operational collieries in the Kenda Area of Eastern Coalfields in 2018 are: Bahula Colliery, Chora Block Incline, CI Jambad Colliery, Chora OCP, Haripur Colliery, Lower Kenda Colliery, New Kenda Colliery, Siduli Colliery, SK OCP, West Kenda OCP.
Chhora has three primary and one higher secondary schools.