Jashpur Nagar

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Jashpur Nagar
Jashpur Nagar is located in Chhattisgarh
Jashpur Nagar
Jashpur Nagar
Jashpur Nagar is located in India
Jashpur Nagar
Jashpur Nagar
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Coordinates: 22°54′N 84°09′E / 22.90°N 84.15°E / 22.90; 84.15Coordinates: 22°54′N 84°09′E / 22.90°N 84.15°E / 22.90; 84.15
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Jashpur
Elevation 753 m (2,470 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 29,400
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi, Kurukh
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 496331
Area code(s) 7763
Vehicle registration CG

Jashpur Nagar is a town and a Nagar palika in Jashpur District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is the administrative headquarters of Jashpur district and was formerly the capital of Jashpur State.

Geography & Climate[edit]

Jashpur Nagar is located at 22°54′N 84°09′E / 22.90°N 84.15°E / 22.90; 84.15.[1] It has an average elevation of 753 m (2,470 ft). It is located in the Chota Nagpur Plateau and therefore the climate is cool throughout the year except for the bitter winters, when temperature falls to 0 degree Celsius.

Jashpur Nagar is 42 km from the Chhattisgarh-Jharkhand border. The two states are separated at this place by Shankh river.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Jashpur Nagar had a population of 20,190. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Jashpur Nagar has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 67%. In Jashpur Nagar, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.