CHUNAR

June 21, 2017

  • Geographical Coordinates: 25°7’48”N, 82°54’E

  • Population: 37, 185

Chunar is a small city, located in the Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh.  It lays in the Vidhyan Range, 42km from the Mirzapur and at a distance of 273km from the state capital, Lucknow. From a historical point of view, Chunar achieved its name and fame for the presence of Chunar Fort, which was constructed in 1029 by King Sahadeo and later by Sher Khan in 1532, by Sher Shah Suri in 1538 & by Akbar in 1575. The city exists in a triangular form with river Ganga to its left and River Jirgo to its right at an average altitude of 84 metres above the sea level. Primary mode of earning livelihood is agriculture and agro-based business. Chunar is well known for its small and micro scale pottery industries especially clay toys. Living conditions in the city are generally moderate with intermittent water supply and inadequate sanitary facilities.

Chunar Nagar Palika Parishad is spread in an area of 14 sq km. divided into 25 electoral wards. The population density of the city is 2,656 persons per sq.km which is considerably high in comparison to the population density of Uttar Pradesh (828 persons per sq.km). Slum population of Chunar is 9,914 which is 27% of the total population.

Temperature of Chunar ranges from 41.8