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Census Town
Topchanchi lake
Topchanchi lake
Topchanchi is located in Jharkhand
Topchanchi is located in India
Location in Jharkhand, India
Coordinates: 23°54′N 86°12′E / 23.9°N 86.2°E / 23.9; 86.2Coordinates: 23°54′N 86°12′E / 23.9°N 86.2°E / 23.9; 86.2
Country  India
State Jharkhand
District Dhanbad
CD block Topchanchi
Elevation 304 m (997 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 6,082
 • Official Hindi, Santali
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration JH
Lok Sabha constituency Giridih
Vidhan Sabha constituency Tundi

Topchanchi is a census town in Topchanchi CD Block in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.


Topchanchi is located at 23°54′N 86°12′E / 23.9°N 86.2°E / 23.9; 86.2.[1] It has an average elevation of 304 metres (997 feet).

At Topchanchi a stream has been dammed by Jharia water Board at Rajdhato to form a big reservoir from where water is supplied to Dhanbad and its suburbs. This reservoir is famous as Topchanchi lake attracting thousands of tourists around the year.[2] The Topchanchi Water Reservoir spreads over an area of 214 Ac.[3] The Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary covers a sprawling plot that measures approximately 8.75 square kilometers. Although the Topchanchi Wildlife Sanctuary is not that spacious yet it manages to preserve the innocuous essence of the wild beasts that reside in it. Grand truck road passes through the middle of topchanchi. You can catch a glimpse of the Parasnath hill from Topchanchi.


As per 2011 Census of India Topchanchi had a population of 6,082, of which 3,109 males and 2,973 females. Scheduled Castes numbered 991 and Scheduled Tribes numbered 21.[4]

As of 2001 India census,[5] Topchanchi had a population of 5,397. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Topchanchi has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 69%, and female literacy is 43%. In Topchanchi, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


As per 2011 census the total number of literates in Topchanchi was 4,095 out of which 2,353 were males and 1,742 were females.[4]

Bawan kothi tirpan dham
Topchanchi Lake
Topchanchi Park


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Topchanchi
  2. ^ "Name and Situatioj" (PDF). Jharkhand Forest Division. Retrieved 2010-06-06. 
  3. ^ "Places of tourist interest in Dhanbad district". District Administration. Retrieved 2010-04-17. 
  4. ^ a b "2011 Census C.D. Block Wise Primary Census Abstract Data(PCA)". Jharkhand – District-wise CD Blocks. Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 21 December 2015. 
  5. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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