Chaibasa is located at 22.57°N 85.82°E / 22.57; 85.82. It has an average elevation of 222 metres.It is located 140 km south of state capital Ranchi,25 km from Chakradharpur ,58 km from Jamshedpur.
As of 2011 India census, Chaibasa had a population of 63,648.total no of householders 10596.total male 33686 and total female 29962 . Chaibasa has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 79% and female literacy of 68%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.The sex ratio is 918:1000 .
There are a number of schools up to 10th and 12th standards in Chaibasa. However, in case of college education and degree courses the choices are limited. On 13 August 2009, Kolhan University was constituted with its head office at Chaibasa.
The city has a number of educational institutions: SCHOOLS:-Govt. Girls High school, Chaibasa
Lutheran school, Chaibasa
Mangilall Rungta High School, Chaibasa
Mangilall Rungta Middle School, Chaibasa
Navodaya Vidyalaya, Chaibasa
Padmawati Jain Sarswati Sishu Vidya Mandir, Chaibasa
St. Xavier's Middle School, Lupungutu
St. Xavier's High School (+2), Lupungutu
St. Mary's Public School ( English Medium ) Gandhi Tola Chaibasa
St. Xavier's Boys School, Chaibasa
St. Xavier's Girls School, Chaibasa
St. Xavier's English School, Chaibasa
St. Viveka English Medium School, Chaibasa
Scott Hindi Girls school, Chaibasa
SPG Boys School, Chaibasa
SPG Girls School, Chaibasa
S.S.A.Niche Tola School, Chaibasa
Surajmull Jain DAV Public School, Chaibasa
Zila School, Chaibasa
Kolhan Inter College
St. Xavier's Inter College, Lupungutu.
ST. Xavier's Girl's Inter College
St. Mary's Public inter College, Chaibasa
DPS Inter College
Chaibasa Engineering College, Chaibasa
RAJ ITI, Chaibasa
G.C. Jain Commerce College
Mahila College (Women's College)
Tata College, Chaibasa
Preparatory schools:-Elegant (Play school)
Itct Computer Education, Rattan Lall Campus, Gandhi Tola, Chaibasa
NIE, Institute of Electronics & Computer, Chaibasa
Rashtriya Computer Saksharta Mission (RCSM) www.rcsmindia.org
◼IACT computer Tambo chowk and spg school road chaibasaGIANTS Group of Chaibasa
INDIAN INTREGRATED SOCIETY, Chaibasa
INDIAN PEOPLE'S THEATRE ASSOCIATION (IPTA), Chaibasa
Indian Red Cross Society
Rotract Club Of Chaibasa
Chaibasa is a district headquarters and constitutes all the Governmental offices of the district. Government Institutions are the chief employers of chaibasa. The leading cement manufacturer- ACC cement works is situated in Jhinkpani, just 18 km from Chaibasa but relies on Chaibasa itself for daily needs. Loads of mining work is done here, with leading players like S.R. Rungta Group, Thakur Prasad Sao & Sons, Saha Brothers. Many other small scale Steel manufacturing companies are situated in Chaibasa.
There is no functioning cinema hall in Chaibasa. Both JMP(Jain Movie Palace) and Yashoda Talkies have been closed. Outside both halls, a large variety of eateries can be found. Recently many new restaurants have been built in and around the city. The weekly market can also be considered entertaining.
There are some favaroble picnic spots, mostly natural, near Chaibasa, e.g.:Chaliyama Dam
Telai Small Town
Telai pull (Horror)
Birsa Munda Indoor Stadium
Satsangh Vihar, New Colony Tungri
In the heart of Town there is a small lake with two small islands. Recent renovation makes them worth a visit.
Apart from the recent development of the Jubilee Lake (Kachari Talab), the city now has two parks, Saheed Park and Rungta Garden.
The best connected place is Jamshedpur which is 60 km away from Chaibasa. The second best place is Chakradharpur, 25 km from Chaibasa on Howrah - Mumbai main line. There are two trains running from Jamshedpur which passes via Chaibasa.
One more train is running from Howrah i.e. Howrah Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express passes via Chaibasa. In 2012 another train from Chakradharpur–Barbil Intercity Express had started passing through Chaibasa.
In 2014 another weekly train started from Visakhapatnam - Tatanagar Weekly Superfast Express which also passes through Chaibasa. Capital of Jharkhand, Ranchi is 145 km away from Chaibasa.
Chaibasa is a station on the southbound line to Orissa from Rajkharsawan Junction on the Tatanagar–Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line.
The city does not have a public airport, but there are some helipads.
The exponents of famous literary and cultural movement Bhookhi Peedhi or Hungry generation, Samir Roychoudhury resided in this town for several decades after the 1950s.