The District Bokaro of the Jharkhand State was created in the year 1991 by carving out one subdivision consisting of two blocks from Dhanbad District and six blocks from Giridih District. The District Headquarter B S City is having latitude of 23.29 and longitude of 86.09. The District Bokaro has a Geographical area of 2861 sq Km and 357663.36 hectares of Land. The Average altitude of the Land is 210 m from mean sea level. Situated in the ChotaNagpur Plateau, a new city with a strong multi-dimensional economic base, has blossomed into a regional urban centre of around 8.0 lakh people drawn from different parts of the country, giving the city the character of Mini India. Bokaro City was built to provide housing and other community facilities for the Bokaro Steel City employees.
As the fourth integrated steel plant in the Public Sector, Bokaro Steel City was conceived in 1959. Bokaro Steel Plant actually started taking shape in 1965 with the collaboration of the then United Sovereign of Soviet Republic. Major coalfields are located nearby. Bokaro City was built to provide housing and other community facilities for the plant's employees.
Garga Dam And Parasnath Hills
Bokaro City is located in picturesque surroundings on the southern bank of river Damodar with Garga, one of its tributaries meandering along the southern and eastern outskirts of the city. On the north, the city is flanked by the high ranges of the Parasnath Hills and on the south just beyond the river Garga, it is enveloped by the Satanpur hillocks.
Bokaro Ispat Pustakalaya
Located near Bokaro Niwas, it has a collection of over 40,000 books that meets the reading requirements of the people in the township.