Janjgir is the headquarters of the Janjgir–Champa district in Chhattisgarh, India. It has been the district headquarters since 1997, when Janjgir–Champa was carved out of Bilaspur. Well known for its Vishnu Temple, Janjgir is undergoing rapid industrial development and will become home to various thermal power plants in the coming years. After several attempts made by the people to adopt the name Janjgir. Every year the city organises "Jajwalya Dev Lok Mahotsav", a cultural programme devoted to King Jajwalya, who 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. There are significant lead deposits in the area of Janjgir. Most of the city's workforce is involved in agriculture or in rice or flour milling. There is also some presence of a chemical industry. Major Industries are Thermal power plants, sponge Iron and steel plants, Floor Mills, Water Tank plant, etc. As of 2001 India census, Janjgir had a population of 32,495. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Janjgir has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 59%, and female literacy is 60%. In Janjgir, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The city has a multicultural mix of locals and people that have migrated from Sindh (Pakistan), Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Gujarat, etc. The main languages spoken are Chhattisgarhi and Hindi, while Sindhi, and English is spoken by only a few.
The famous tourist spots are Hanuman Mandir, Mandak Dal Mandir, Vishnu Temple.
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