Gomia is a town of Bokaro district in the state of Jharkhand. Gomia is one of the six blocks of Bokaro district and lies within the deciduous forests of Chota Nagpur Plateau.
Gomia took shape around the year 1956, when the Imperial Chemical Industries, a Britsh company, set up Indian Explosive Limited (IEL) factory here. It was developed with a residential colony to house the 3500 employees that would work in the factory.
In mid 1999, the IEL factory went into the hands of Orica, an Australian company.
Since then, Gomia has been an epitome of diversity - with people of different nationalities, cultures and religious beliefs coming together to write a new chapter in the history of the then Hazaribagh district. Since then, though Gomia didn't move physically on the Earth's platter, it switched districts twice, first becoming a part of Giridih and then becoming a part of Bokaro district as and when the two districts were formed.
Gomia lies on one of the first railway links that got set up in Chota Nagpur Plateau. It is well connected with trains to the following places, with the approximate distances: Kolkata: 325 km / Dhanbad: 68 km / Gomoh: 48 km / Barkakana: 53 km