Champa, Chhattisgarh

Champa is a city and municipality in Janjgir-Champa district in the Indian state of Chhatisgarh.

Champa
चाँपा
city
Nickname(s): CPH
Champa is located in Chhattisgarh
Champa
Champa
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Champa is located in India
Champa
Champa
Champa (India)
Coordinates: 22°03′N 82°39′E / 22.05°N 82.65°ECoordinates: 22°03′N 82°39′E / 22.05°N 82.65°E
Country India
StateChhattisgarh
DistrictJanjgir-Champa
Settled1671
Founded byRaja Veer Bahadur Thakur Nem Singh
Named forRaja Veer Bahadur Thakur Nem Singh
Government
 • TypeLocal Government
 • BodyMunicipality of Champa
(नगर पालिका परिषद चांपा)
Area
 • Total40.24 km2 (15.54 sq mi)
Elevation253 m (830 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total45,256
 • Rank15th in state
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Demonym(s)Champites
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN495671
Telephone code07819
Vehicle registrationCG 11
Websitewww.janjgir-champa.nic.in

Geography

Champa has an average elevation of 253 metres (830 feet). It is located on the banks of Hasdeo river, a tributary of Mahanadi.

Demographics

As of 2011 India census,[1] Champa had a population of approx 45000. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Champa has an average literacy rate of 65%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 59% and female literacy of 41%. 14% approx of the population is under 6 years of age. The city is divided in two parts by a temple of Samleshwari Devi which is situated in the heart of the city.

Kosa

Kosa Silk of champa is famous for its purity and made by people belong to Dewangan Cast. Kosa is also exported to other countries from here.

Administration

Champa City runs under the administration of the Municipality Of Champa. Rajesh Agarwal is mayor of Champa. He is from the Indian National Congress.

Economy

Champa is famous for Samleshwari Devi temple Kuldevi of champa and Kaleswar Nath Mahadev temple. Champa is also famous for its Kosa silk, gold and brass metal works. Champa has large industries viz. Madhya Bharat Paper Limited (MBPL), Prakash Industries Ltd., CSPGCL's Marwa Power Plant and many mega power projects are in under construction. Kosa silk merchant are particularly Dewangan caste.They import Kosa (Tassar silk) yarn from China and Korea and make silk shirtings and sarees. They also make yarn from Kosa called Cocoon in English and make Khadi Shirtings. They Export it to many Indian states and countries like the U.K. , U.S.A. and Brazil. Champa is one of the producer of High Quality Silk.

Education

Colleges

School

English Medium

Hindi Medium

  • Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Champa
  • Saraswati Shishu Mandir Primary School(Hatri Bazar)
  • Amardeep Public School Champa
  • LDN SCHOOL CHAMPA
  • Keshar Public School
  • Gyandeep Public School
  • Gyanmandir School
  • Gaytri Bal Sanskar High School

Hospitals

  • B.D.M. Dharam Hospital (Government Hospital)
  • NKH Hospital
  • Nayak Nursing Home
  • Mission Hospital
  • Osho Dhara Hospital
  • Rathore Clinik
  • Vinayak Netralay

Transportation

Champa is a well connected city to Bigger cities whether by road or by Railways. It is easy to reach champa.

Roadways

Champa is well connected through roads to state capital Raipur which is 161.4 km away via NH130B and it is connected to Delhi, the country's capital, via NH44.

Railways

Champa railway station is a junction on the Tatanagar–Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line. Korba (Gevra) passengers need to change line from here for going to Korba. It is the biggest railway station in the Janjgir-Champa District of Chhattisgarh. It is one of the 'A' graded stations of the country.

Air

Nearest commercial airport is Swami Vivekananda Airport, Naya Raipur (178 km away).

Tourist places

Hanuman Dhara

Hanuman Dhara is picnic spot located at nort west city (Side of Hasdeo River). This place is surrounded by dense trees. Name of the spot is for Hanuman Temple, situated in this place.

Kera Jhariya

It is a tourist place located beside Bank of Hasdev River. According to a historical myth, a monk lived at this place who was capable of crossing the river by walking.

Madwarani Temple

(17 km away from city) Its goddess durga temple situated at Champa Korba road.

Raj Mahal

Entertainment

Champa has two multiplex cinema halls

  • Mukund Multiplex
  • Trimurti Multiplex

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

See Also

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