Sakti district
Maa Beri Wali Mandir in Sakti
Maa Beri Wali Mandir in Sakti
Location in Chhattisgarh
Location in Chhattisgarh
Coordinates (Sakti): 23°01′N 82°58′E / 23.02°N 82.96°E / 23.02; 82.96Coordinates: 23°01′N 82°58′E / 23.02°N 82.96°E / 23.02; 82.96
Country India
StateChhattisgarh
DivisionBilaspur
HeadquartersSakti
Tehsils6
Government
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies3
Population
 (2011)
 • Total653,036
Demographics
 • Sex ratio1004
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highways3

Sakti district is one of the four new district in the state of Chhattisgarh, India announced by Bhupesh Baghel on 15th August 2021. It is carved out from Janjgir-Champa district.[1][2][3][4] The district was formerly the princely state of Sakti, which joined Bilaspur district after Independence.

The district is located in the Mahanadi river valley, with several hill ranges in the south of the district. The Mahanadi forms the southern boundary of the district.

Demographics

Religions in Shakti district (2011)[5]
Religion Percent
Hindus
98.85%
Muslims
0.63%
Other or not stated
0.52%
Distribution of religions

At the time of the 2011 census, Sakti district had a population of 653,036. Sakti district has a sex ratio of 1004 females to 1000 males. 9.42% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 148,386 (22.72%) and 104,296 (15.97%) of the population respectively.[6]

Languages of Shakti district (2011)[7]

  Chhattisgarhi (95.98%)
  Hindi (2.72%)
  Others (1.30%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 95.98% of the population in the district spoke Chhattisgarhi and 2.72% Hindi as their first language.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Chhattisgarh Cm Bhupesh Baghel Announces Four New Districts And 18 Tehsil Independence Day - एलान: स्वतंत्रता दिवस पर सीएम भूपेश बघेल ने की घोषणा, छत्तीसगढ़ में बनेंगे चार नए जिले और 18 तहसील - Amar Ujala Hindi News Live". amarujala.com. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  2. ^ "4 New Districts, 18 Tehsils In Chhattisgarh: Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel". ndtv.com. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  3. ^ "Chhattisgarh to have 4 new districts, says CM Bhupesh Baghel on Independence Day". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  4. ^ "Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel announces 4 new districts, 18 tehsils - India News". indiatoday.in. Retrieved 2021-09-02.
  5. ^ "Table C-01 Population by Religion: Chhattisgarh". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  6. ^ "District Census Handbook: Janjgir-Champa". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  7. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Chhattisgarh". www.censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.