Divisions and Districts of Chhattisgarh

Divisions and Districts of Chhattisgarh

  • 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, 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 November 1, 2000 these 16 districts were split from Madhya Pradesh to form the new state of Chhattisgarh.
  • Two New Districts Are Added Afterwards. On January 1, 2012 Chhattisgarh Government announced 9 New Districts.
  • Total No. of Districts in Chhattisgarh is now 27.Divisions and Districts of Chhattisgarh
  • 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.

Chhattisgarh state consists of 27 districts and 5 divisions:

Bastar DivisionDurg DivisionRaipur DivisionBilaspur DivisionSurguja Division
Bastar (Jagdalpur)

Bijapur

Sukma

Dantewada (Dakshin Bastar)

Kondagaon

Narayanpur

Kanker (Uttar Bastar)

Kawardha (Kabirdham)

Rajnandgaon

Balod

Durg

Bemetara

Dhamtari

Gariyaband

Raipur

Baloda Bazar

Mahasamund

Bilaspur

Mungeli

Korba

Janjgir-Champa

Raigarh

Koriya

Surajpur

Surguja (Ambikapur)

Balrampur

Jashpur

 

Major Districts with their HQ and Respective districts Major Cities

DistrictHeadquarterLargest CityOther Major Cities
RaipurRaipurRaipurKharora, Tilda
BilaspurBilaspurBilaspurKota(Kargi Road), Pendra Road, Bilha
DurgDurgBhilai-nagarCharoda, Kumhari, Patan
KorbaKorbaKorbaKatghora, Pali
RaigarhRaigarhRaigarhKharsia, Gharghora, Sarangagarh
RajnandgaonRajnandgaonRajnandgaonDungargarh, Dungargaon
KoriyaBaikunthpurChirmiriManendragarh
SurgujaAmbikapurAmbikapur
Balrampur-RamanujganjBalrampurBalrampurRamanujganj
JashpurJashpur-NagarJashpur-NagarKunkuri, Patthalgaon
SurajpurSurajpurSurajpurBishrampur
Janjgir–ChampaJanjgirJanjgir-Naila/ ChampaShakti, Akaltara
MungeliMungeliMungeliLormi, Takhatpur
KabirdhamKawardhaKawardhaPandariya, Pandatarai
BemetaraBemetaraBemetara
BalodBalodBalodDalli-Rajhara
Baloda Bazar-BhataparaBaloda BazarBhataparaKasdol
GariabandGariabandGariabandDeobhog
MahasamundMahasamundMahasamundSaraipali, Bagbahra
DhamtariDhamtariDhamtariKurud
BijapurBijapurBijapur
NarayanpurNarayanpurNarayanpur
North BastarKankerKankerBhanupratapur
BastarJagdalpurJagdalpurBastar
South BastarDantewadaDantewada
KondagaonKondagaonKondagaon

 

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