District At a Glance

Particular Details
Headquarter Chandrapur
Area 11,443 sq. Km
Population 2194262
Population Density 155 Per Sq. Km
Literacy 59.41%
No of Talukas 15
No of Sub Divisions 8
No of Municipalities 7
No of Villages 1836
Loksabha Constituencies 2
Assembly Constituencies 6
Number Of Gram Panchayats 847


Geography of the District

Particulars Details
North Latitude 18-4 to 20-5 (19.57’ )
East Longitude 78-5 to 80-6 ( 79.18’ )
Altitude 189



Particulars Details
Total Geographical Area 11,443 sq. Km
Inhabited Area 880 Sq. Kms.
Agricultural Area 4870 Sq. Kms.
Industrial Area 32.34 Sq. Kms.
Forest Area 3810 Sq. Kms
Wastelands 550 Sq. Kms.

Languages In The District

Marathi is spoken by most of the people in Chandrapur. The native Gondi language is spoken by most of the Gonds in Chandrapur. Some people are also fluent in Hindi. A large section of population also speaks English.

Akhil Bharatiya Marathi Sahitya Sammelan, the conference on Marathi literature, has been held twice in Chandrapur, in 1979 (Chair Vaman Krushna Chorghade) and in 2012 (Chair Vasant Aabaji Dahake).