is a city and a municipality
in Anugul district
in the Indian state
Talcher is located at . It has an average elevation of 78 metres
As of 2001
, 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 Municipal High School,Colliery High School;Yuvraj High School ; DAV Public School.,T.A.M.M NURSERY 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
from Talcher (SC) Assembly Constituency is Mahesh Sahoo of BJP
, who won the seat in State elections in 2004 and also in 2000 and in 1995. Previous MLAs from this seat were 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
Talcher is part of Deogarh (Lok Sabha constituency).