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Chauri Chaura (Pargana: Haveli, Tehsil: Gorakhpur) is a town near Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, India, located on the State Highway between Gorakhpur and Deoria, 30.5 kilometres (19.0 mi). from Gorakhpur. It has a railway station which is 25 km. south-east of the Gorakhpur railway junction.

Chauri Chaura
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Gorakhpur
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 273201

In 1922 the town was the site of the Chauri Chaura incident in which police shot and killed several demonstrators who were participating in the Non-cooperation movement and a police station was set on fire by the protesters, resulting in the deaths of at least 22 policemen. This incident is depicted in the movie Gandhi.