Surajpur district

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Surajpur district
सूरजपुर जिला
District of Chhattisgarh
Location of Surajpur district in Chhattisgarh
Location of Surajpur district in Chhattisgarh
CountryIndia
StateChhattisgarh
Administrative divisionDistrict
HeadquartersSurajpur
Tehsils6
Population
 • Total660,280
Major highwaysNH 43
WebsiteOfficial website

Surajpur is a district of the State of Chhattisgarh in central India, with its administrative headquarters at Surajpur. National Highway 43 passes through Surajpur district. Surajpur was declared a district on 15 August 2011 by the state Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh along with eight other new districts. Surajpur is the first district to receive National Satyan Maitra Literacy Award. The district is known for its market (economical and quality product) and other major tourist places of Chhattisgarh with Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Surajpur district had a population of 660,280. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47 %. Surajpur has an average literacy rate of 89 %, higher than the national average of 59.5 %: male literacy is 90 %, and female literacy is 88 %. In Surajpur, 16 % of the population is under 6 years of age.

Administration[edit]

Blocks or Mandals[edit]

Surajpur district has 6 Thasil (Taluk). The following are the list of the Thasil (Taluk) in Surajpur district:

Places of interest[edit]

There are famous temples at:

  • Deogarh in the Surajpur district
  • Ramgarh in Surajpur district (Sita Bhengra Caves, Sita kund, Kalidas Meghdutam)
  • Kudargarh in Surajpur district (Bagheshwari Devi Temple)
  • Bhaiyathan in Surajpur district (Patal Bhairav Mandir)
  • Prem nagar in Surajpur district (mahesri mandir)
  • Shyam Baba Temple
  • Shiv mandir basdei

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Surajpur District". Surajpur.gov.in. 2012. Retrieved 2017-03-01.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.