List of districts of Chhattisgarh

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Chhattisgarh, a state of India, has 33 administrative districts. At the time of separation from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh originally had 16 districts. Two new districts: Bijapur and Narayanpur were carved out on May 11, 2007[1] and nine new districts on Jan 1, 2012. The new districts have been created by carving out the existing districts to facilitate more targeted, focused and closer administration. These districts have been named Sukma, Kondagaon, Balod, Bemetara, Baloda Bazar, Gariaband, Mungeli, Surajpur and Balrampur[2] The district of Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, was inaugurated on 10 February 2020. In September 2022, five new districts were inaugurated: Manpur-Mohla on the 2nd September, Sarangarh-Bhilaigarh on the 3rd September, and Manendragarh and Sakti districts on the 9th September.[3] Newly district Khairagarh-Chhuikhadan-Gandai announced on 17 April 2022 and Inaugurated on 3rd September 2022[4]


A district of an Indian state is an administrative geographical unit, headed by a district magistrate or a deputy commissioner, an officer belonging to the Indian Administrative Service. The district magistrate or the deputy commissioner is assisted by a number of officials belonging to different wings of the administrative services of the state.

A superintendent of police, an officer belonging to Indian Police Service, is entrusted with the responsibility of maintaining law and order and related issues.

Administrative history[edit]

Before Indian independence, present-day Chhattisgarh state was divided between the Central Provinces and Berar, a province of British India, and a number of princely states in the north, south, and east, which were part of the Eastern States Agency.

The British province encompassed the central portion of the state, and was made up of three districts, Raipur, Bilaspur, and Durg, which made up the Chhattisgarh Division of the Central Provinces. Durg District was created in 1906 out of the western portion of Raipur District.

The northern portion of the state, comprising present-day Koriya, Surajpur, Surguja, Jashpur, and Raigarh districts, was divided among the six princely states of Chang Bhakar, Jashpur, Koriya, Surajpur, Raigarh, Surguja, and Udaipur. To the west, the states of Nandgaon, Khairagarh, Chhuikhadan and Kawardha comprised parts of present-day Rajnandgaon and Kawardha districts. In the south, the state of Kanker comprised the northern portion of present-day Kanker District, and the state of Bastar included present-day Bastar and Dantewada districts and the southern part of Kanker District.

After Indian Independence, the princely states were merged with the Central Provinces and Berar to form the new state of Madhya Pradesh. Present-day Chhattisgarh comprised seven districts of Madhya Pradesh. The former states of Kanker and Bastar formed the new Bastar District, the parts of Surguja, Korea, and Chang Bhakar formed the new Surguja District, and the states of Nandgaon, Khairagarh, Chhuikhadan and Kawardha formed the new Rajnandgaon District.

In 1998, the seven districts that make up present-day Chhattisgarh were reorganized to form 16 districts. Dantewada and Kanker districts were split from Bastar; Dhamtari District was split from Raipur; Janjgir-Champa and Korba districts were split from Bilaspur; Jashpur District was split from Raigarh; Kawardha District was formed from parts of Bilaspur and Rajnandgaon; Koriya and Surajpur District was split from Surguja; and Mahasamund District was split from Raipur.

On 1 November 2000, these 16 districts were split from Madhya Pradesh to form the new state of Chhattisgarh.[5] Two new districts were added afterwards. On 1 January 2012, the Chhattisgarh government announced 9 new districts, for a total of 27. On 15 August 2019, the Chhattisgarh chief minister announced the creation of Chhattisgarh's 28th district, Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi, which would be carved out of Bilaspur district.[6] On 10 February 2020, the new district was inaugurated.[7]

Districts of Chhattisgarh[edit]

Chhattisgarh consists of 33 districts.[2][8][9][10][11][12][13][14]

Code District Headquarters Population (2011)[15] Area (km2)[16] Density (/km2) Official website
Balod Balod 826,165 3,527.00 234
Baloda Bazar Baloda Bazar 1,078,911 3,733.87 290
Balrampur Balrampur 730,491 6,016.34 100
BA Bastar Jagdalpur 834,873 6,596.90 213
Bemetara Bemetara 795,759 2,854.81 279
Bijapur Bijapur 255,230 6,552.96 39
BI Bilaspur Bilaspur 1,625,502 3,511.10 463
DA Dantewada Dantewada 283,479 3,410.50 83
DH Dhamtari Dhamtari 799,781 4,081.93 196
DU Durg Durg 1,721,948 2,319.99 742
GB Gariaband Gariaband 597,653 5,854.94 103
GPM Gaurella-Pendra-Marwahi Gaurella 336,420 2,307.39 166
JC Janjgir-Champa Janjgir 966,671 4,466.74 360
JA Jashpur Jashpur 851,669 6,457.41 132
KW Kabirdham Kawardha 822,526 4,447.05 185
KK Kanker Kanker 748,941 6,432.68 117
Kondagaon Kondagaon 578,326 6,050.73 96
KCG Khairagarh-Chhuikhadan-Gandai Khairagarh 368,444 - -
KB Korba Korba 1,206,640 7,145.44 169
KJ Koriya Baikunthpur 247,427 2378 37
MA Mahasamund Mahasamund 1,032,754 4,963.01 208
MCB Manendragarh-Chirmiri-Bharatpur Manendragarh 376000 4226 -
MM Mohla-Manpur- Ambagarh Chowki Mohla 283,947 - -
Mungeli Mungeli 701,707 2,750.36 255
Narayanpur Narayanpur 139,820 6,922.68 20
RG Raigarh Raigarh 1,112,982 - -
RP Raipur Raipur 2,160,876 2,914.37 742
RN Rajnandgaon Rajnandgaon 884,742 8,070 110
SB Sarangarh-Bilaigarh Sarangarh 607,434 - -
Skt Sakti Sakti 653,036 - -
SK Sukma Sukma 250,159 5,767.02 43
SJ Surajpur Surajpur 789,043 4,998.26 158
SU Surguja Ambikapur 840,352 5,019.80 167

Districts grouped by divisions[edit]

Divisions listed north to south and east to west, and within divisions the districts have been listed clockwise starting from northwest.

Districts with their major cities[edit]

District Headquarter Largest City Other Major Cities or Towns
Raipur Raipur Raipur Naya Raipur, Sarona, Tatibandh, Nardaha, Ama Seoni, Kendri, Mana, Mana Camp, Sejbahar, Saddu, Daldal Seoni, Mowa, Kharora, Arang, Dharsiwa, Siltara, Birgaon, Tilda
Bilaspur Bilaspur Bilaspur Kota (Kargi Road), Ratanpur, Takhatpur, Masturi, Bilha, Beltara
Durg Durg Bhilai-nagar Charoda, Kumhari,Utai,Anda,Dhamdha, Patan,Risali,Ahiwara,Supela,Jamul,Rasmara, Deokar,Baghera
Korba Korba Korba Katghora, Pali, Dipka
Raigarh Raigarh Raigarh Kharsia, Gharghora, Dharamjaigarh
Rajnandgaon Rajnandgaon Rajnandgaon Dongargarh, Dongargaon
Koriya Baikunthpur Baikunthpur Sonhat, Patna, Churcha
Surguja Ambikapur Ambikapur Sitapur
Balrampur Balrampur Ramanujganj
Jashpur Jashpur-Nagar Jashpur-Nagar Kunkuri, Patthalgaon
Surajpur Surajpur Surajpur Bishrampur, Telgaon
Janjgir–Champa Janjgir Champa Janjgir, Akaltara
Mungeli Mungeli Mungeli Lormi, Takhatpur
Kabirdham Kawardha Kawardha Pandariya, Pandatarai
Bemetara Bemetara Bemetara Saja, Berla, Navagarh, Deokar
Balod Balod Balod Dalli-Rajhara, Dondhi lohara, Dondhi
Baloda Bazar-Bhatapara Baloda Bazar Bhatapara

Balodabazar, Bhatapara, Kasdol, simga, palari, Bilaigarh

Gariaband Gariaband Gariaband Fingeshwar, Chhura, Gariaband, Deobhog, Mainpur
Mahasamund district Mahasamund Mahasamund Saraipali, Basna, Pithoura, Mahasamund, Bagbahra
Dhamtari Dhamtari Dhamtari Kurud, Nagri
Bijapur Bijapur Bijapur
Narayanpur Narayanpur Narayanpur
North Bastar Kanker Kanker Bhanupratapur
Bastar Jagdalpur Jagdalpur Bastar
South Bastar Dantewada Dantewada
Kondagaon Kondagaon Kondagaon
Gaurella-Pendra-Marwahi Gaurella Gaurella, Pendra, Marwahi
Manendragarh-Chirmiri-Bharatpur Manendragarh Chirmiri Manendragarh, Khongapani
Khairagarh-Chhuikhadan-Gandai Khairagarh Khairagarh Chhuikhadan
Sakti Sakti Sakti Baraduwar, Malkharouda, Jaijaipur, Dabhra, Chandrapur, Hasaud, Adbhar, Bhothiya

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "2 new districts formed in Chhattisgarh". May 12, 2007.
  2. ^ a b Anita (2 January 2012). "Chhattisgarh gets New Year gift - 9 new districts!". Oneindia. Retrieved 16 February 2016.
  3. ^ "Chhattisgarh CM announces four new districts, 18 tehsils on Independence Day". The New Indian Express. Express News Service. 15 August 2021. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
  4. ^ "छत्तीसगढ़ का 33वां जिला होगा खैरागढ़-छुईखदान-गंडई, CM भूपेश ने जीत के 3 घंटे बाद ही पूरा किया चुनावी वादा". Hindustan (in Hindi). Retrieved 2022-04-17.
  5. ^ Creation of Chhattisgarh Government of Chhattisgarh.
  6. ^ "I-day: OBC quota to go up in C'garh; new district announced". Business Standard. PTI. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  7. ^ "Bhupesh Baghel inaugurates Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi as Chhattisgarh's 28th district". India Today. Press Trust of India. 11 February 2020. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Electoral rolls". Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Chhattisgarh. Archived from the original on 2012-03-05.
  9. ^ Chhattisgarh at a glance-2002 Archived 2012-04-04 at the Wayback Machine Govt. of Chhattisgarh official website.
  10. ^ List of Chhattisgarh District Centres Archived 2012-02-20 at the Wayback Machine at'NIC, Chhattisgarh official Portal
  11. ^ Mathew, K.M. (ed.). Manorama Yearbook 2008, Kottayam: Malayala Manorama, ISSN 0542-5778, p.518
  12. ^ "Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi to become Chhattisgarh's 28th district on February 10". The New Indian Express. Express News Service. 31 December 2019. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  13. ^ "Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi inaugurated as C'garh's 28th district". Business Standard. Press Trust of India. 10 February 2020. Retrieved 26 February 2020.
  14. ^ Ravish Pal Singh (August 15, 2021). "Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel announces 4 new districts, 18 tehsils". India Today. Retrieved 2021-10-01.
  15. ^ "SOCIO ECONOMIC INDICATOR 2015 - District wise Population, page no.- 06" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  16. ^ "Socio Economic Indicator 2015(District-wise Area, page no. 04)" (PDF).{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)

Further reading[edit]

  • Alanga, Sanjaya (2011). छत्तीसगढ़ की पूर्व रियासतें और जमीन्दारियाँ [The former princely states of Chhattisgarh and Jmindariya] (in Hindi). Raipur: Vaibhav Prakashan. ISBN 978-81-89244-96-5.
  • Alanga, Sanjaya (2011). Chattīsagaṛha kī janajātiyām̐ aura jātiyām̐ [Tribes and castes of Chhattīsgarh] (in Hindi). Delhi: Mansi Publication. ISBN 978-81-89559-32-8.

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