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Talcher is a city and a municipality in Anugul district in the Indianmarker state of Orissamarker.


Talcher is located at . It has an average elevation of 78 metres (255 feet).


 India census, Talcher had a population of 34,984. Males constitute 55% of the population and females 45%. Talcher has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 62%. In Talcher, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Important schools of this place are Talcher Thermal High School, Municipal High School, Colliery High School; Yuvraj High School; DAV Public School.


Talcher is known for its coal reserves. It has numbers of underground and open-cast mines. Dera colliery is the oldest mine here. The coalfields are managed by Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited (CIL). According to the Central Pollution Board, Talcher is the most polluted industrial hub.


  1. Indira Gandhi Institute of Technologymarker, Sarang
  2. Talcher College, Talchermarker


Current MLA from Talcher Assembly Constituency is Brajokishore Pradhan of IND, who won the seat in State elections in 2009 . Previous MLAs from this seat were Mahesh Sahoo who won this seat as BJP candidate in 1994, Brundaban Behera who won this seat as an independent candidate in 1990 and also representing JNP in 1980 and 1977, and Bhajaman Behera of INC in 1985.

Talcher is part of Deogarh .


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