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Katghora is located in Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Coordinates: 22°30′N 82°33′E / 22.5°N 82.55°E / 22.5; 82.55Coordinates: 22°30′N 82°33′E / 22.5°N 82.55°E / 22.5; 82.55
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Korba
Elevation 312 m (1,024 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 18,534
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Katghora is a town and a nagar panchayat in Korba district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh.


Katghora is located at 22°30′N 82°33′E / 22.5°N 82.55°E / 22.5; 82.55.[1] It has an average elevation of 312 metres (1023 feet). Katghora is a very good place and well known for his natural beauty . Radhasagar is a Lake which is located in heart of the city .

Chak-Chakwa pahad is crown of the katghora city. Which is also known as Hanumangarhi.

Katghora Krishi Vigyan Kendra is one of the KVK in Chhattisgarh.


Katghora is on NH 111Bilaspur-Ambikapur so it is directly connected to Nyaydhani Bilaspur and Rajdhani Raipur while a state highway connects Katghora to Korba on one side and Amarkantak,pendra on other side.

Railways will arrive here in near future after the completion of three projects of industrial rail corridors.These three projects are

  1. Korba-Katghora-Parsa-Surajpur
  2. Korba-Katghora-Pendra Road
  3. Katghora-Dipka-Chilhati-Gatora-Bilaspur.

After completion of these three projects,Katghora will not only become a railway station but also get the status of 'Katghora junction'.


As of 2001 India census,[2] Katghora had a population of 18,534. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Katghora has an average literacy rate of 62%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 52%. In Katghora, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.katghora is a town placed in between the michaie range.

Political history[edit]

Katghora got status of "Nagar Palika" on 15th Aug 2014. In 1864 it was formed as British disciplinary unit under R"ichard Taper". Katghora Taluk was form in 1912, becoming the center of administrative activities. After independence it was taken as one of the five subdivision of Bilaspur, at that time Korba was formed as sub-tehsil, thereafter in 1980 korba separated from Katghora and formed as separate tehsil. In 1982, when Katghora was part of "Madhya Pradesh",It was given stature of "Nagar Palika" and "Makhan Lal Shukla" was it first appointed president(from 28.8.1982 to 31.7.1985).