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native_name = Akaltara | type = city | latd = 22.02 | longd = 82.43
locator_position = right | state_name = Chhattisgarh
district = Janjgir-Champa
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altitude = 283
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 20,373| population_density =
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Akaltara is a town and a nagar panchayat in Janjgir-Champa district in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. It is the birth place of a great freedom fighter Thakur Chhedi Lal (Barister).A collage in Janjgir is also named after him.


Akaltara is located at coord|22.02|N|82.43|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/37/Akaltara.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Akaltara] ] It has an average elevation of 283 metres (928 feet).


As of 2001 India census, [GR|India] Akaltara had a population of 20,373. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Akaltara has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 59% of the males and 41% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.


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