Champa, Chhattisgarh

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


Champa is located in Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Champa is located in India
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
Founded byRaja Veer Bahadur Thakur Nem Singh
Named forRaja Veer Bahadur Thakur Nem Singh
 • TypeLocal Government
 • BodyMunicipality of Champa
(नगर पालिका परिषद चांपा)
 • Total40.24 km2 (15.54 sq mi)
253 m (830 ft)
 • Total45,256
 • Rank15th in state
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code07819
Vehicle registrationCG 11


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


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 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.




English Medium

Hindi Medium

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


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


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.


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

Tourist places

Hanuman Dhara

Hanuman Dhara is picnic spot located at northwest 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


Champa has two multiplex cinema halls

  • Mukund Multiplex
  • Trimurti Multiplex

Notable people


  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

See Also


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Bisahu Das Mahant

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He contested and won Baraduwar in 1952 Nawagarh in 1957 & 1962 and Champa in the year 1967, 1972 & 1977 in Vidhan Sabha elections. He never lost election since he started winning in 1952, he got elected for straight 6 terms until he got died, he was bed ridden for very long duration and finally died due to cardiac arrest.

Champa Junction railway station

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Christianity in Chhattisgarh

Christianity is a minority religion in Chhattisgarh, a state of India. Chhattisgarh is within the area of the Church of North India. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Raipur has its seat in the province. The suffragan dioceses with seat in Chhattisgarh are the Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Jagdalpur, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ambikapur, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jashpur and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Raigarh. Jyotipur has several Protestant churches. Chhattisgarh is part of the newly formed Syro-Malankara Catholic Diocese of Gurgaon.

Janjgir Mennonite Church was founded in the early 20th century.

Dhamtari is the seat of the headquarters of the Mennonite Church in India and of Mennonite Higher Secondary Schools. Champa Christian Hospital was started by the Mennonite Mission USA in 1926. Believers Church of India is active in Chhattisgarh. Bilaspur has a Disciples of Christ Church. Jagdalpur has a Christ College. Many people in the state are Adivasi. Chhattisgarh has anti-conversion legislation.

Govt. Mayoordhwaj Mahadani Raja P.G. College

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Hasdeo River

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Indian Institute of Handloom Technology

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Central sector IIHTs are under administrative control of Ministry of Textiles, Government of India and State sector IIHTs are under administrative control of respective state government and bodies.

Janjgir-Champa (Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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The following lists name many of the utility power stations in India.

Shivnath River

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Cities and towns in Janjgir–Champa
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in other districts

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