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Durg district
Mahadev Temple, Deobaloda
Mahadev Temple, Deobaloda
Durg district
Location in Chhattisgarh
Country India
StateChhattisgarh
DivisionDurg
HeadquartersDurg
Tehsils3
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1
Area
 • Total2,238 km2 (864 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total17,217,948
 • Density7,700/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH6
Websitedurg.gov.in

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]

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.

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

Geography

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.

Municipal corporation

Municipal council

Nagar panchayat

Cities in Durg

Towns in Durg

Demographics

Religions in Durg district (2011)[3]
Religion Percent
Hindus
91.41%
Muslims
4.02%
Sikhs
1.26%
Christians
1.25%
Buddhists
0.91%
Jains
0.72%
Other or not stated
0.43%
Distribution of religions

According to the 2011 census, Durg district has a population of 3,343,872,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Uruguay[4] or the US state of Connecticut.[5] This gives it a ranking of 100th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 319 inhabitants per square kilometre (830/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%. After bifurcation, the district had a population of 1,726,948. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 14.26% and 5.88% of the population respectively.[1]

Languages

Languages of Durg district (2011)[6]

  Chhattisgarhi (58.89%)
  Hindi (25.02%)
  Telugu (2.82%)
  Odia (2.68%)
  Marathi (2.24%)
  Bhojpuri (2.08%)
  Bengali (1.29%)
  Punjabi (1.25%)
  Others (3.73%)

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.[6]

Vernaculars spoken include Chhattisgarhi and written in the Devanagari script.

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census Handbook: Durg" (PDF). censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  2. ^ http://durg.gov.in
  3. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Chhattisgarh". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Uruguay 3,308,535 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Connecticut 3,574,097
  6. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Chhattisgarh". www.censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.

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