Jashpur Nagar

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.

Jashpur Nagar
Town
Jashpur Nagar is located in Chhattisgarh
Jashpur Nagar
Jashpur Nagar
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Jashpur Nagar is located in India
Jashpur Nagar
Jashpur Nagar
Jashpur Nagar (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
StateChhattisgarh
DistrictJashpur
Elevation
753 m (2,470 ft)
Population
 (2012)
 • Total29,400
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Chhattisgarhi, Kurukh
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
496331
Area code7763
Vehicle registrationCG-14

Geography & ClimateEdit

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 12 km from the Chhattisgarh-Jharkhand border. The two states are separated at this place by Shankh river.

 
Rivers of Jashpur
Climate data for Jashpur Nagar (1981–2010, extremes 1965–2012)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 30.6
(87.1)
37.6
(99.7)
38.6
(101.5)
41.2
(106.2)
46.4
(115.5)
47.2
(117.0)
41.0
(105.8)
35.6
(96.1)
34.2
(93.6)
34.5
(94.1)
31.6
(88.9)
34.4
(93.9)
47.2
(117.0)
Average high °C (°F) 24.2
(75.6)
26.6
(79.9)
31.4
(88.5)
35.2
(95.4)
36.6
(97.9)
33.0
(91.4)
29.2
(84.6)
28.6
(83.5)
28.9
(84.0)
29.2
(84.6)
27.1
(80.8)
25.1
(77.2)
29.6
(85.3)
Average low °C (°F) 8.1
(46.6)
10.7
(51.3)
14.9
(58.8)
19.0
(66.2)
22.3
(72.1)
22.5
(72.5)
21.9
(71.4)
21.6
(70.9)
20.7
(69.3)
16.9
(62.4)
11.8
(53.2)
7.7
(45.9)
16.5
(61.7)
Record low °C (°F) 1.0
(33.8)
0.7
(33.3)
5.0
(41.0)
10.5
(50.9)
14.1
(57.4)
16.2
(61.2)
13.7
(56.7)
13.3
(55.9)
13.7
(56.7)
9.5
(49.1)
4.7
(40.5)
1.3
(34.3)
0.7
(33.3)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 26.6
(1.05)
23.1
(0.91)
24.4
(0.96)
19.4
(0.76)
46.2
(1.82)
281.4
(11.08)
468.3
(18.44)
364.4
(14.35)
260.1
(10.24)
77.2
(3.04)
18.3
(0.72)
13.3
(0.52)
1,622.7
(63.89)
Average rainy days 2.0 2.0 2.1 1.7 4.0 11.3 20.1 18.7 12.6 4.6 1.1 0.9 81.1
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 55 47 35 32 40 65 82 82 81 69 60 56 58
Source: India Meteorological Department[2][3]


DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[4] 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.

FestivalsEdit

Dussehra is one of the major festivals of Jashpur Nagar. It is celebrated with full enthusiasm for nine days, followed by grand Ravan Dahan on Vijayadashami.[5]

Notable PersonalitiesEdit

  1. Dilip Singh Judeo
  2. Ranvijay Singh Judev
  3. Prabal Pratap Singh Judev

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jashpur Nagar[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Station: JashpurNagar Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 359–360. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  3. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M41. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 29 December 2020.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  5. ^ "समृद्ध पूजा पद्धति की परंपरा का प्रतीक जशपुरिहा दशहरा". naidunia. Retrieved 3 October 2017.