|• Lok Sabha constituencies||1|
|• Total||2,238 km2 (864 sq mi)|
|• Density||770/km2 (2,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
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.
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.
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.
According to the 2011 census, Durg district has a population of 3,343,872, roughly equal to the nation of Uruguay or the US state of Connecticut. This gives it a ranking of 100th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 391 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,010/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.95%. Durg has a sex ratio of 988 females for every 1,000 males, and a literacy rate of 79.69%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 14.26% and 5.88% of the population respectively.
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.
Vernaculars spoken include Chhattisgarhi and written in the Devanagari script.
Uruguay 3,308,535 July 2011 est.