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District  Profile

Bilaspur district is not only famous in Chhattisgarh but in India due to its unique characerstics like rice quality, Kosa industry and its cultural background. Bilaspur district has a major contribution in the naming "Dhan Ka Katora" for the entire Chattisgarh region.

The Bilaspur city is approximately 400 years old and the name "Bilaspur" has been originated from the Fisher-woman named "Bilasa". Over the years Bilaspur has developed a lot, despite several natural calamities.

Bilaspur district is located in eastern part of Chhattisgarh and fall within lattitude 21'47" to 23'8" and longitude 81'14" to 83'15" . Bilaspur district is surrounded by Koriya district in north, Shahdol district of MAdhya Pradesh in South , Raipur district in East and Korba ,Janjgir -Champa district in West. The total area of Bilaspur is approximately 6,377 Sq.Km,after the bifurcation of old Bilaspur district in three districts (New Bilaspur, Korba and Janjgir-Champa District).

The New Bilaspur district is hilly towards North and plane in South. Secondly, the northern part of Bilaspur is quite cold and hot as we move towards Southern part. The maximum temparature of Bilaspur district is 45 Deg. Cen. and average rain fall is 1,220 mm approximately. Major rivers which surrounds Bilaspur district are Agaar, Maniyaar and Arpa .

Total population of Bilaspur district is 16,948,83 out of which 8,59,027 is male and 8,35,856 is female. The SC and ST population out of total population according to census'91 is 3,23,474 and 3,47,216 respectively. Out of the total population , 79% people live in Village area and the density of the population is 266 person per sq.Km.

Administrative Information
Tehsil of Bilaspur District
1 Bilaspur
2 Belha
3 Masturi
4 Kota
5 Takhatpur
6 Lormi
7 Mungeli
8 Pendra Road
Total Number of Villages in Bilaspur District           - 1635
Total Number of Gram Panchayat in Bilaspur        - 858
Total Number of Janpad Panchayat in Bilaspur     - 10
Download ( Blockwise Panchayat Information )
 
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