Districts of Chhattisgarh



Bastar District MapDhamtari District MapJashpur District MapKorba District Map
 
Raigarh District MapSurguja District MapBilaspur District MapDurg District Map
 
Kanker District MapKoriya District MapRaipur District MapDantewada District Map
 
Janjgir-Champa District MapKabirdham District MapMahasamund District MapRajnandgaon District Map
 
Balrampur District MapSurajpur District MapSukma District MapBemetara District Map
 
Kondagaon District MapBalod District Map


Chhattisgarh, one of India's newest states carved out of Madhya Pradesh, has a total area of 1,36,034 square kilometers, making it the ninth largest in the country. The state located between 21° 30' N and 82° E, is bounded by Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand in the north, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in the west, Orissa in the east, and Andhra Pradesh in the south.

Chhattisgarh has eighteen districts. The northern and southern districts in the state lie in hilly areas, while the central districts lie in plains. The Mahanadi River and its tributaries flow through the central part of the state. Most of the central districts have areas under rice cultivation. Raipur is the capital of the state and the largest city. Some of the district headquarters and important towns are Bilaspur, Korba, Baikunthpur, Raigarh, and Durg.

Northern Districts



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.

Central Districts



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.

Korba and Bilaspur towns have power plants and are electricity producing hubs of the state. Raipur, Korba, Raigarh and Bilaspur are big centers for steel industry in the country. Durg district is the home of the Bhilai Steel Plant.

Southern Districts



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.

S.noDistrictHeadquartersPopulation
1KoriyaBaikunthpur6604
2JashpurJashpur5838
3SurgujaAmbikapur15731
4DurgDurg8549
5Kwardha(Kabeerdham)Kwardha4223
6RajnandgaonRajnandgaon8068
7RaipurRaipur13083
8DhamtariDhamtari3385
9MahasamundMahasamund4789
10BilaspurBilaspur8270
11KorbaKorba6599
12Janjgir-ChampaJanjgir3852
13RaigarhRaigarh7086
14KankerKanker6506
15NarayanpurNarayanpur6640
16BastarJagdalpur14974
17BijapurBijapur6562
18DantewadaDantewada17634


Last Updated on : 29th March 2013