|Coordinates (Kondagaon): Coordinates:|
|Established||24 January 2012|
|• Total||7,768 km2 (2,999 sq mi)|
|• Density||74/km2 (190/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+05:30 (IST)|
Kondagaon district is a district of Chhattisgarh, India, and separated from Bastar district on 24 January 2012. with headquarters in Kondagaon.It is mostly renowned for its bell metal craft and other art forms native to the tribal of Bastar. Also known as the Shilp sheher (lit. craft city) of Chhattisgarh owing to the variety of indigenous crafts produced in the area.
The common name for Kondagaon is Kondanar, which means 'village of horses' in Gondi. On 15 August 2011, Chief Minister Raman Singh declared Kondagaon as a separate district.
According to the 2011 census, the population was 578,326. 520,841 is rural and 57,485 urban. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes made up 4.15% and 70.1% of the population respectively.
At the time of the 2011 census, 42.44% of the population spoke Halbi, 28.06% Gondi, 22.21% Chhattisgarhi, 3.40% Hindi and 1.39% Bhatri as their first language.
Covered by green forest, Kondagaon is known for its natural environment and archeology. In the Keshkal block of district Kondagaon, more a dozen of waterfall and few caves have been found out a couple of years ago.[when?] Some of the best known waterfalls, caves, valleys and archeological sites include: