Sukma

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Sukma
सुकमा
Town
Sukma is located in Chhattisgarh
Sukma
Sukma
Sukma is located in India
Sukma
Sukma
Coordinates: 18°24′0″N 81°40′0″E / 18.40000°N 81.66667°E / 18.40000; 81.66667Coordinates: 18°24′0″N 81°40′0″E / 18.40000°N 81.66667°E / 18.40000; 81.66667
Country India
StateChhattisgarh
DistrictSukma district
Elevation197 m (646 ft)
Population
 • Total15,926
Languages
 • OfficialHindi, Chhattisgarhi
 • OtherKoya, Gondi, Telugu, Savara
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code07864-284001
Vehicle registrationCG
Coastline0 kilometres (0 mi)
Nearest cityJagdalpur

Sukma is a town in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, India.

Geography[edit]

It is located at 18°24′0″N 81°40′0″E / 18.40000°N 81.66667°E / 18.40000; 81.66667 at an elevation of 197 m above MSL.[1]

Location[edit]

Sukma is connected to Jagdalpur by National Highway 30.

Transport[edit]

The only transport systems available are in the form of road transport. Buses play a major role in public transportation, and are available for Raipur, Hyderabad, Bhilai, Bilaspur, Vijaywada, Jagdalpur, Visakhapatnam. Other modes of road transport include jeeps and taxis.

The nearest rail head is at Dantewada, while the nearest airport is in Jagdalpur.

About Sukma[edit]

Sukma district is a part of the "red corridor", the belt affected by the Naxalite–Maoist insurgency. This region has been under continuous attack by the Maoists, who have been targeting police personnel and political leaders. There has been numerous attack on army, crpf and police personnel. 2013 sukma attack and 2017 sukma attack is well known.

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