Chakradharpur (Hindi: चक्रधरपुर, Bengali: চক্রধরপুর, Urdu: چکردھرپور) is a city and a municipality in West Singhbhum district in the state of Jharkhand, India. It is located on the Chota Nagpur Plateau 62 Kilometers west of Jamshedpur, 115 Kilometers south of Ranchi, 101 Kilometers east of Rourkela and 24 Kilometers north of Chaibasa (which is its Administrative District Capital). The town serves the mineral rich areas of Jharkhand and Orissa, as well as the cement, steel and limestone industries in the region.Earlier this area was a part of Gajapati Empire of Orissa .The major languages spoken in this area are Hindi, Oriya, Kurmali, Urdu, Punjabi, Bengali & Tribal language Ho.
Major inhabitants of the town are Railway employees. It has a large share of area covered with Railway establishments, primarily employee quarters. It has scenic views and secluded landscapes in the periphery.
In Indian Independence perspective, Chakradharpur had been the place for freedom fighters like Raja ARJUN Singh Deo, Jagabandhu Pattanayak( Jaggu Dewan), Pandit Gopabandhu Dash, Pundit Godabarish Mishra, Rahim Bux and Fakeer Chand supporting Gandhi ji for his non-Cooperation movement and Khilafat Movement by Maulana Mazharul Haque against British Raj in 1920.
This is one of the Railway subdivisions generating huge profits in goods freight sector. It is also known as CKP named after its Railway Station code. It is the divisional headquarter of Chakradharpur Railway Division in South Eastern Railway Zone (India) with a huge historical touch of tribal area of Chotanagpur.
Chakradharpur is close to boundaries of two neighboring states Orissa and West Bengal. It is enriched with huge amount of natural resources like rivers, mountain valleys, and forest reserves.