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This article is about the municipality in India. For its namesake district, see Kanker district.
Kanker
city
Kanker is located in Chhattisgarh
Kanker
Kanker
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Coordinates: 20°16′N 81°29′E / 20.27°N 81.49°E / 20.27; 81.49Coordinates: 20°16′N 81°29′E / 20.27°N 81.49°E / 20.27; 81.49
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Kanker
Elevation 388 m (1,273 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 31,385
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 494 334
Telephone code 91 7868
Vehicle registration CG 19

Kanker is a city and a municipality in Kanker District in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.

Geography[edit]

Kanker is located at 20°16′N 81°29′E / 20.27°N 81.49°E / 20.27; 81.49.[1] It has an average elevation of 388 metres (1272 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Kanker has a population of 31,385. Males constitute 51.6% of the population and females 49.4%.[3] Kanker has an average literacy rate of 77%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 83%, and female literacy is 71%. In Kanker, 12% of the population is under 23 years of age, meaning they are younger than the population aged 23 and above.

Transport[edit]

Kanker is situated on National Highway No. 43 (Raipur-Jagdalpur-Vizianagram) at a distance of 140 km from the State Capital Raipur and 160 km from the Divisional Headquarters Jagdalpur. It is connected with other parts of the state by road network. Coaches operated by a myriad of private bus operators run at frequent intervals for major towns and cities of the state.[4] In addition, shared cab facility is also available to the neighbouring local routes. Unfortunately, Kanker has no railway or air connectivity yet. Nearest Airport and major Railway Station is at Raipur.

Gallery of places around Kanker[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kanker
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ http://censusindia.gov.in/PopulationFinder/View_Village_Population.aspx?pcaid=6288&category=U.A.
  4. ^ http://kanker.gov.in/aboutKanker.html
  5. ^ "About Kanker". Official website for Kanker, India. 2013-07-27. "Mainly five rivers flow through the district namely- doodh river, Mahanadi, Hatkul river, sindur river and Turu river." 

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 08:56:15 -0700

Two Naxals were arrested on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district in a joint operation by BSF and local police, officials said. Salduram Anchale (52) and Sunil Jain (25) were nabbed from Sikhsod and Tadoti police station area in the district ...

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Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0700

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Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:15:00 -0700

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:30:00 -0700

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