Chandil is a census town in Seraikela Kharsawan district in the state of Jharkhand, India. The first commercial sponge iron plant in India is located at Umesh Nagar in Chandil.The natural scenery in and around Chandil is unique and enchanting. It is surrounded by green mountains, hills, streams, rivers, the peace, pleasure and knowledge providing gifts of God, the Almighty on all sides.It plays a vital role for the people of all the four blocks, including itself - Chandil, Ichagarh, Nimdih and Kukru. It has a college, polytechnic institute, railway junction, telephone exchange and sub-divisional office. It is accessible to people because of the availability of communicational facilities here. The N.H.-33 and N.H.-32 pass through this town, leading to Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Chaibasa, Odisha and West Bengal respectively.GeographyChandil is located at. It has an average elevation of 246 metres (807 feet).DemographicsIndia census, Chandil had a population of 4,347 with 2,265 males and 2,082 females. Males constitute 51.29% (2,265) of the population and females 48.71%. Chandil has an average literacy rate of 53.1%; with male literacy of 69.45% and female literacy of 35.89%.TransportChandil railway station is on the Asansol–Tatanagar–Kharagpur line and Tatanagar-Barkakana line.MediaA number of Hindi, Bengali, Urdu and English newspapers are published from the Jamshedpur city and circulated here. Out of these, Hindustan, Prabhat Khabar and Dainik Jagran happen to be among the most popular in terms of readership.