Chandrapur is situated on the banks of the Irar River. With an area of 11,417 sq km, it is rich in flora and fauna, water resources and mineral wealth. Chandrapur has India’s largest thermal power plant, coal mines, cement and paper factories, huge limestone deposits and bauxite, iron and chromate mines. Rice, cotton and soyabean are the principal crops. Adivasi dance, Ghusadi dance of Kolam, Gondhal, Dandar, Keertan and Tamasha are the major folk arts. The temperature varies from 7o
C to 47o
C. Chandrapur District receives an annual rainfall of over 130 cm.
Chandrapur District has a population of over 2 million, with a high literacy rate. Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve is the major tourist attraction. Other tourist places include Ramala tank, Junona tank, Satbahini Tapovan and Somnath Ramdegi at Chimur.