Three districts of Koriya, Jashpur and Surguja come under the Surguja division in the north. Most of the area is hilly and forested. Surguja district has bauxite deposits.
The central districts are the industrial hubs of the state. The districts of Durg, Kwardha, and Rajnandgaon come under Durg division. Raipur, Dhamtari, and Mahasamund come under Raipur Division. Bilaspur, Korba, Janjgir Champa, and Raigarh come under Bilaspur Division. These districts are the most populated in the state.
Bilaspur town in the district is the zonal headquarters of the South East Central railways and an important rail junction for the entire state. Durg, Rajnangaon, and Raipur are the other main railway junctions in the state. Raipur and Bilaspur towns are the only towns with airports.
The southern districts Kanker, Narayanpur, Bastar, Bijapur and Dantewada lie in the Deccan Plateau. These are part of the Bastar division of the state and have a large tribal population. Most of the land in these districts is forested.
Last Updated on : 29th March 2013