|Elevation||266 m (873 ft)|
|• Official||Hindi, Chhattisgarhi|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Basna is located at  It has an average elevation of 266 metres (872 feet)..
Narsinghnath is just 30 km (19 mi) away from Basna. It is the place where Ram and Sita spent their time during their 14 years of vanvas.The people also claim that during the Mahabharata period, the Pandavas had also stayed here. Narsinghnath pitha is an example of religious and cultural synthesis of tribal and non-tribal people (Pasayat, 1998, 2003, 2005 2007, 2008).
As of 2001[update] India census, Basna had a population of 8813. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Basna has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 57% of the males and 43% of females literate. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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