This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Raigarh
Raigarh district is a district of the state of Chhattisgarh, in India. Raigarh is the district headquarters.The languages spoken in the district are Chhattisgarhi, Oriya and Hindi. Due to Railway and industrial development a fair representation from all over India we can see here. A large population of Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Bihari and other community are living here. The city has cosmopolitan nature.
The district was formed by merging the princely states of Raigarh, Sarangarh, Udaipur (Dharamjaigarh) and Jashpur. Jashpur is now a separate district. It is rapidly growing as an industrial district of Chhattisgarh.One of the oldest Jute mill of India is situated here, Mohan jute mill; it was the only Jute mill of the state CG and undivided MP. Raigarh is one of the major producers of steel in country.Here are situated many steel and power plants such as JSPL, MSP, Monnet steel, and many other small and medium producers. The volume can be judged by the statement that Raigarh itself is consuming about 20,000 tons of coal per day.
According to the 2011 census Raigarh district has a population of 1,493,627, roughly equal to the nation of Gabon or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 336th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 211 inhabitants per square kilometre (550 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.02%. Raigarh has a sex ratio of 993 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 73.7%.
Languages spoken here include Asuri, an Austroasiatic language spoken by approximately 17 000.
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Coordinates: 21°54′N 83°24′E / 21.900°N 83.400°E