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Kanker Districts

The Kanker district got its independent identity in 1999. It was previously a part of the old Bastar district.

The Kanker district is situated in the southern region of the state of Chhattisgarh. The district is surrounded by four districts of Chhattisgarh state, namely Bastar, Dhamtari, Durg and Rajnandgaon.

Small hilly pockets are seen throughout the area.


Five rivers flow through the district namely- Doodh, Mahanadi, Hatkul, Sindur and Turu river.


The Gadiya Mountain, Malanjhkudum Water fall, Charre-Marre Water fall, Shivani Temple

Facts & Figures

Year of formation 1999
Area 5285.01 Sq. K.M.
Latitude 200 6 to 200 24 N
Longitude 800 48 to 810 48 E
Population(2001) 651333
Males 324678
Females 326655
Literacy Rate 74.71%
No. of Tehsil 07
No. of Villages 1074
Average rainfall 1492 mm.
STD Code 07868

How to Reach

The Kanker district is situated on the National Highway number 43. It lies between the two well developed cities of Chhattisgarh, Raipur (Capital of Chhattisgarh) and Jagdalpur. Kanker is 140 kilometers away from Raipur and 160 Kilometers from Jagadalpur.

Presently the district is not connected with railway lines.

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