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Native ameRajnandgaon
MayorNaresh Dakliya
Altitude307 m
Total Population143727 (2001)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+5:30)

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Rajnandgaon is the primary town in the Rajnandgaon District, in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. The population of the city is 143,727 (2001 census). It came into existence on 26th Jan' 1973, by way of division of district Durg. The District headquarters of Rajnandgaon is on the Bombay - Howrah line of southeastern railways. The town is surrounded by ponds and rivers and is known for its small-scale industries and traders. Another name used for the city is Shanskardhani, representing the peacefulness of how the residents live together in religious harmony. National Highway 6 (Great Eastern Road) also passes through the town of Rajnandgaon. The nearest airport to the District is at Mana(Raipur), about 80 km away.

As of 2001 India census India, Rajnandgaon had a population of 143,727 inhabitants. The males constitute 51 percent of the population and females 49 percent. Rajnandgaon has an average literacy rate of 73 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, male literacy is 80 percent, and female literacy is 65 percent. In Rajnandgaon, 13 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.

Rajnandgaon experiences a boom with day tourists, owing to the clear air, town character with rich culture, high quality of life and history. The picturesque scenery, the majesty of nature, the slow pace of life, and the welcoming nature of its people also combine to make this region one of the most popular tourist attractions in India.

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