Kharsia

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Kharsia
खरसिया
Town
Kharsia is located in Chhattisgarh
Kharsia
Kharsia
Kharsia is located in India
Kharsia
Kharsia
Kharsia, Chhattisgarh
Coordinates: 21°58′N 83°07′E / 21.97°N 83.12°E / 21.97; 83.12Coordinates: 21°58′N 83°07′E / 21.97°N 83.12°E / 21.97; 83.12
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Raigarh
Elevation 245 m (804 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 18,020
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi, Marwari
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration CG
Sex ratio 2:1 /

Kharsia is a town and a Nagar Palika in Raigarh district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Kharsia is also known as "Mini Haryana" due to its high population of Marwaris.

Geography[edit]

Kharsia is located at 21°58′N 83°07′E / 21.97°N 83.12°E / 21.97; 83.12.[1] It has an average elevation of 245 metres (803 feet). But right now this small city has been facing pollution problem since last 3–4 years and nobody seems to have found any resolution to it.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Kharsia had a population of 17,387. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Kharsia has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 64.84%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 63%. In Kharsia, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

Kharsia is also called "KUBER KI BASTI".

Transport[edit]

Kharsia is a station on the Tatanagar–Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line.

Notable people[edit]

  • Late Lakhiram Agrawal, Former Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh BJP President and ex-Rajya Sabha MP
  • Late Nand Kumar Patel, President Chhattisgarh Pradesh Congress Committees, First Home minister of Chhattisgarh

Notable institutions[edit]

  • New Vivekanand Convent
  • Vande Mataram High School
  • National Convent School
  • National Science and Commerce College
  • Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir
  • St. John's English Medium School
  • M.G.College
  • The Bridgewill School
  • Alok International School
  • Kamala Nehru Public School
  • Sankracharya School
  • Marwan Devi College
  • Nagar Palika Girls School
  • Naveen School
  • Lal Bahadur Shashtri Govt. Higher Secondary School
  • Kadarsh Sarkari School
  • Bachpan Play School

References[edit]

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