Janjgir

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City in Chhattisgarh, India
Janjgir
City
Janjgir
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
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Janjgir
Janjgir (India)
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Coordinates: 22°01′01″N 82°34′01″E / 22.017°N 82.567°E / 22.017; 82.567Coordinates: 22°01′01″N 82°34′01″E / 22.017°N 82.567°E / 22.017; 82.567
Country India
StateChhattisgarh
DistrictJanjgir–Champa
Population
 (2011)
 • Total40,561
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
495668
Telephone code07817
Vehicle registrationCG-11
Nearest cityBilaspur, Korba
Literacy73%
Websitejanjgir-champa.nic.in
Vishnu Mandir, Janjgir.
Bhima Talab, Janjgir.

Janjgir is the headquarters of the Janjgir–Champa district in Chhattisgarh, India. It has been the district headquarters since 25 May 1998, when Janjgir–Champa was carved out of Bilaspur. Well known for its Vishnu Temple aka Nakta Mandir, Janjgir is undergoing rapid industrial development and will become home to various thermal power plants in the coming years[citation needed]. After several attempts made by the people to adopt the name Janjgir, the railway station name changed from Naila to Janjgir-Naila. Janjgir is well connected by railways and roads and is connected to major cities like Bilaspur and Raipur through National Highway 200.

Janjgir is well known for crop production specially rice. Main industries in Janjgir are Madwa thermal power plant, Wheat floor product, Engineering industry and some small industries. Every year the city organises "Jajalla Dev Lok Mahotsav", a cultural programme devoted to King Jajwalya, who was founder of the city and ruled the city in ancient times.

Places of interest in Janjgir include the deserted ruins of the residence of Miss A. C. Funk, a Christian missionary who lost her life aboard the Titanic and the Nahariya Baba Temple, a temple dedicated to Hanuman, Bawan bari Fort, Vishnu Temple.