Hin: छपरा chhapra

‘Thatch’ [Chupra, Chapra, Chopper] City/District HQ,  Bihar

From Hin: छप्पर chhappar, ‘thatch’, ‘thatched roof’.

Hobson-Jobson provides the alternative colonial spellings and suggests ‘a collection of straw huts’.

Chhapra is the HQ City of Saran District.

For related place names see Indian Place names and Bihar place names.


Chhapra Railway Station, Chhapra (Bihar). The origin of the Indian place name Chhapra is discussed here.

Chhapra Railway Station                      Heba Aisha