Durg district

Durg district is a district situated in Chhattisgarh, India. The district headquarters is Durg. The district covers an area of 2,238 km². As of 2011 it is the second most populous district of Chhattisgarh (out of 18), after Raipur.[1]

Durg district
Kaivalya Dham, Durg
Kaivalya Dham, Durg
Location of Durg district in Chhattisgarh
Location of Durg district in Chhattisgarh
Country India
StateChhattisgarh
DivisionDurg
HeadquartersDurg
Tehsils3
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1
Area
 • Total2,238 km2 (864 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total1,721,726
 • Density770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH6
Websitedurg.gov.in

The district is home to two important religious sites. The principal Hindu temple, the Ganga Maiyaat Jhalmala, Jain shrine of Uwasaggaharam Parshwa Teerth at Nagpura (near Durg), attract pilgrims from all over India. The Langurveer Mandir is one and only Hindu Temple Devoted to God Langoorveer in India situated in Durg.

The town of Bhilai is home to the Bhilai Steel Plant. Now durg has been divided into 3 major district namely Durg, Balod and Bemetara.

The present collector of Durg is Dr. Sarveshwar Narendra Bhure.[2]

GeographyEdit

Durg is surrounded by the following districts:

1. Bemetara to the north

2. Balod to the south.

3. Raipur to the east.

4. Dhamtari to the south east

5. Rajnandgaon to the west.

Local bodies:

Municipal corporationEdit

Municipal councilEdit

Nagar panchayatEdit

Cities in DurgEdit

Towns in DurgEdit

DemographicsEdit

According to the 2011 census Durg district has a population of 3,343,872,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Uruguay[3] or the US state of Connecticut.[4] This gives it a ranking of 100th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 391 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,010/sq mi).[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.95%.[1] Durg has a sex ratio of 988 females for every 1,000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 79.69%.[1]

LanguagesEdit

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 58.89% of the population in the district spoke Chhattisgarhi, 25.02% Hindi, 2.82% Telugu, 2.68% Odia, 2.24% Marathi, 2.08% Bhojpuri, 1.29% Bengali and 1.25% Punjabi as their first language.[5]

Vernaculars spoken include Chhattisgarhi and written in the Devanagari script.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  2. ^ http://durg.gov.in
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Uruguay 3,308,535 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Connecticut 3,574,097
  5. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 21°11′N 81°17′E / 21.183°N 81.283°E / 21.183; 81.283