Chirkunda is a city and a notified area in Dhanbad district in the state of Jharkhand, India.
Chirkunda is situated amidst rich coal mines of Jharia and Raniganj. Major industries in and around this area includes refractory making, coal making, iron and steel plants, food processing, retailing, and service industry. Due to its strategic location, Chirkunda has many big business houses of the Dhanbad district such as the Sharmas, Chulanias, Gaddhyans, Kharkias, Choudharys, Niganias to name a few. Some major factories in this belt includes Fatka Refractories, Associated Ceramic, Chirkunda Ceramic Works, Maithan Ceramic Ltd., Arun Fuels, Bharat Ceramic, Shree Ganesh Hardcoke, etc. KFS, once Indias largest refractory producer when it was in operation is situated in this area. Mc Nally Bharat Engineering is also situated in the outskirts of Chirkunda. The presence of DVCs Maithon Dam and Panchet Dam, power stations is another major factor for the development of industries in and around this area. Maithon Power Limited, a Joint venture of Tata Power and DVC Maithon holds brighter prospects for the future and prevalent industries.Many educated professionals are also living in Chirkunda. Nearby areas include Kumardhubi, Mugma, Nirsa, Barakar, Kulti and Panchet.Chirkunda Wikipedia (,)http://www.jharkhandtourism.in/images/Rail%2520Maps/dhanbad.jpg(,)http://www.rome2rio.com/i/Howrah/Hotel-Brys-Fort-Jaisalmer