Bokaro district is one of the most industrialized zone in India. It is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India.It was established in 1991 by carving out one subdivision consisting of two blocks from Dhanbad District and six blocks from Giridih District.Bokaro Steel City is the district headquarters.Bokaro district covers a geographical area of 2883 km². The average altitude of the land is 210 metres from mean sea level.The district has a population of about 2 million (2011 census).
Bokaro is famous for its Steel Plant which is the biggest in Asia. It is the fourth integrated public sector steel plant in India built with Soviet help.It also famous for its quality educational system and Lugu Buru(Father of the Santhal). Besides,it is also a popular tourist destination for people from Eastern Region and also foreigners.
Bokaro houses companies like Steel Authority of India, Bharat Refractories Limited, Hindustan Steelworks Construction Limited, Damodar Valley Corporation,subsidiaries of Coal India Limited, Electrosteel Castings Limited, Bokaro Power Supply Company Pvt. Limited (BPSCL), Indian Explosive Limited, Jaypee Group,Oil and Natural Gas Corporationand many more.The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.
The Chief Executive of the district is the Deputy Commissioner (District Magistrate/Collector).
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