|Elevation||556 m (1,824 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||CG- 16|
As of 2001[update] India census, Baikunthpur had a population of 10,076. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Baikunthpur has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The city has many schools. 1. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya(JNV) 2. Govt.Model Hr. Sec School, Odgi Naka, baikunthpur, KOREA 3. Seshan Memorial Higher Secondary School. 4. The Adarsh Saraswati higher secoundry Vidyalaya, 5. Saraswati Shishu Mandir 6. Kendriya Vidyalaya 7. St. Joseph's English Medium School 8. Indraprasth English Medium School 9. Govt.ramanuj pratap singhdeo p.g.college baikunthpur 10. Govt.naveen Girls college Baikunthpur 11. Govt.Agriculture College Baikunthpur 12. Govt.Model Girls School Baikunthpur 13. Govt.Ramanuj H.s.school Baikunthpur 14. St.Xaviors H.S.School Rampur Baikunthpur 15. Little Millanium School Bhandi, Baikunthpur
Culture and industry
Churcha is one among many of Coal mine places in Koriya district which is famous for its national level football tournament and Lord Durga Puja (Hindu festival).
Coal India has a GM office of SECL in Baikunthpur, (SECL - a wholly owned subsidiary of CIL). This area has rich coal resources with other GM offices and has many profitable coal mines.
- Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Baikunthpur
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
- Dr.Sanjay Alung-Chhattisgarh ki Riyaste/Princely states aur Jamindariyaa (Vaibhav Prakashan, Raipur1, ISBN 81-89244-96-5)
- Dr.Sanjay Alung-Chhattisgarh ki Janjaatiyaa/Tribes aur Jatiyaa/Castes (Mansi publication, Delhi6, ISBN 978-81-89559-32-8)
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