|Coordinates: 21°13′N 81°23′E / 21.21°N 81.38°ECoordinates: 21°13′N 81°23′E / 21.21°N 81.38°E|
|Named for||Bhil people|
|• Type||Municipal corporation|
|• Mayor||Devendra Yadav (congress)|
|• City||341 km2 (132 sq mi)|
|Elevation||297 m (974 ft)|
|• Rank||2nd in state, 70th in india|
|• Density||1,800/km2 (4,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
The city is known for its steel and chemical industry, notably the Bhilai Steel Plant.
It is believed that the name "Bhilai" is derived from the Bhil tribe which originally inhabited this region and continues to dwell in the nearby forests till date.
Bhilai is home to the Bhilai Steel Plant, the first Indian plant to produce steel rails, which was established with help from the Soviet Union in 1955. The facility underwent modernization and expansion, and was re-opened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 14, 2018.
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