Chunar is situated on the banks of River Ganga and River Jirgo, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India. City lies in the Vidhyan Range, 42 km from the district headquarters, Mirzapur and at a distance of 273 km from the state capital, Lucknow. The city is famous for pottery, especially of clay toys.
The population of the city, as per the Census of India, 2011 is 37,185. Population density of the city is 2,656 persons per sq.km, which is considerably high, when compared to that of Uttar Pradesh, i.e. 828 persons per sq.km. The slum population is 9914, representing 27% of the total population (Census, 2011).