Chatra district is one of the twenty-four districts of Jharkhand state, India, and Chatra is the administrative headquarters of this district. The district covers an area of 3706 km². It has a population of 790,680 (Census 2001).
The territory covered by the present district was earlier known as Chatra sub-division of Hazaribagh district. This district came into existence in 1991.
In 2006 the Indian government named Chatra one of the country’s 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).It is one of the 21 districts in Jharkhand currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
The district of Chatra, gateway of Jharkhand is abundant in scenic picnic spots and rich in fountains, water falls and in flora & fauna. Some of the major tourists spots of Chatra:
Besides these there are numerous water falls in Chatra. Due to Naxalite problem, tourism in this district has faced a hard blow.