The city of Chandrapur has ancient temples of the goddess Kalikankalini and of Anchaleshwar, a form of the GOD Shiva.
The city was governed by Gond King Khandakya BallalShah in the 13th century, situated at the confluence of Irai and Zarpat rivers. The region is very rich in mineral wealth such as iron ore, limestone and coal.
Many cement factories are located in this region. Due to large number of coal mines present around the city, the city is also known as The City of Black Gold and also Chandrapur is the one of the most polluted city in India.
Chandrapur, the headquarters of the district in the to which it gives its name, is the largest city in the district. The city of Chandrapur is located at 190 57'N latitude and 790 18'E longitude in the eastern Maharashtra , it is situated at 189.90 meter above the mean sea level(MSL).
Area of the city is about 70.02 km². The north-south length of the city is about 10.6 km, while the east-west length is about 7.6 km.