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Bijapur district,Chhattisgarh

Bijapur district, Chhattisgarh state in central India. It is one of the two new districts created on May 11, 2007. As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Chhattisgarh (out of 18), after Narayanpur. Moreover, it holds the dubious distinction of being the second least literate district in India at 41.58%, as per the 2011 census, after Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh

History
It was carved out from the erstwhile Dantewada district. It is currently a part of the Red Corridor.
Geography

The Bijapur district occupies the southwestern part of Chhattisgarh state. The district borders on the Narayanpur district to the north and the Dantewada district to the east. To the southwest it borders on Andhra Pradesh state, to the west on Maharashtra state.

Indravati River, the main geographical feature of the district, flows across the southern limit of it with a tortuous course.

This district occupies an area of 6555 km² and Bijapur town is the administrative headquarters of this district.This district comprises 675 villages.

Topography
Most part of the district consists of hills. The loftiest peak of the district is Bailadila or the “Bullock’s Hump”. It is situated to the south of the Indravati River and tilts towards north-south.