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Arang is located in Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Coordinates: 21°12′N 81°58′E / 21.2°N 81.97°E / 21.2; 81.97Coordinates: 21°12′N 81°58′E / 21.2°N 81.97°E / 21.2; 81.97
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Raipur
Elevation 267 m (876 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 16,593
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Arang is a town and a nagar panchayat in Raipur District in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. It is situated near the eastern limits of Raipur City. The upsurge of Raipur in commercial and industrial map of India have started fueling enormous growth of Arang. A 4-Lane Express-way which connects Raipur to Durg is being extended to Arang. Thus Arang-Raipur-Durg expressway will be about 70 kilometres (43 mi) long. A nearby major railway station is Mahasamund railway station, which is only 15 km from Arang.


Arang is located at 21°12′N 81°58′E / 21.2°N 81.97°E / 21.2; 81.97.[1] It has an average elevation of 267 metres (876 ft). it is 36 kilometres (22 mi) from raipur on N.H.6. and 15 km from Mahasamund city.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Arang had a population of 16,593. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Arang has an average literacy rate of 64%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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