Bargarh District is an administrative district of Odishastate in eastern India. The city of Bargarh is its district headquarters. The district was carved out of the erstwhile district of Sambalpur in 1993.
The district has an area of 5832 km². The district of Sambalpur is in the north east, Bolangir & Subarnapur districts are in the south, Nuapara district is in the south west and the state of Chhattisgarh is to its west.
Bargarh district consists of two sub-divisions, namely Bargarh & Padampur. It comprises 12 blocks. They are Bargarh, Barpali, Attabira, Bheden, Sohella, Bijepur, Padmpur, Gaisilet, Paikmal, Jharbandh, Ambabhona and Bhatli.
It has a sizeable population of weaver community, some of whom are national awardee and even Padmashree. This district has produced many literary genius like Gangadhar Meher, Hema Chandra Acharya, Dr. Prafulla Kumar Tripathy and Haldhar Nag.
The people of Bargarh district speak Kosli (Sambalpuri)Oriya. In border area of Bargarh people speak in Chattisgarhi hindi.
Bargarh town is situated on the bank of river Jeera. The Howrah-Mumbai National Highway No-6 runs through the town. The town is famous for a 10-day long open-stage drama, Dhanuyatra, based on the life and times of Lord Krishna, culminating in the death of King Kansa.