Location in Chhattisgarh, India
|Founded by||Raja Veer Bahadur Thakur Nem Singh|
|Named for||Raja Veer Bahadur Thakur Nem Singh|
|• Type||Local Government|
|• Body||Municipality of Champa|
(नगर पालिका परिषद चांपा)
|• Total||40.24 km2 (15.54 sq mi)|
|Elevation||253 m (830 ft)|
|• Rank||15th in state|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, Chhattisgarhi|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||CG 11|
As of 2011 India census, 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 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.
Champa City runs under the administration of the Municipality Of Champa. Rajesh Agarwal is mayor of Champa. He is from the Indian National Congress.
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.
Champa is a well connected city to Bigger cities whether by road or by Railways. It is easy to reach champa.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(17 km away from city) Its goddess durga temple situated at Champa Korba road.
Champa has two multiplex cinema halls