Chandrapur (chŭnˈdrəpŏrˌ) [key], formerly Chanda chänˈdə, city (1991 pop. 226,105), Maharashtra state, central India, on the Irar River. It is a district administrative center. Chandrapur is near the Wardha valley coal fields. Its chief industry is rice milling; metal, chemical, pharmaceutical, rubber, plastic, and leather products are manufactured. The town is surrounded by a wall that acts as a flood barrier. It was the capital of the Gond kingdom (12th–18th cent.). The tombs of the Gond kings and several temples are in the town.