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Raigarh district,Chhattisgarh

Raigarh district is a district of the state of Chhattisgarh, in India. Raigarh is the district headquarters.The languages spoken in the district are Chhattisgarhi, Odia and Hindi. Due to Railway and industrial development a fair representation from all over India we can see here. A large population of Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Bihari and other community are living here. The city has cosmopolitan nature.

The district was formed by merging the princely states of Raigarh, Sakti, Sarangarh, Udaipur and Jashpur.Jashpur is now a separate district. Sakti is now not a part of Raigarh district.

It is rapidly growing as an industrial district of Chhattisgarh.One of the oldest Jute mill of India is situated here, Mohan jute mill; it was the only Jute mill of the state CG and undivided MP. Raigarh is one of the major producers of steel in country.Here are situated many steel and power plants such as JSPL, MSP, Monnet steel, and many other small and medium producers. The volume can be judged by the statement that Raigarh itself is consuming about 20,000 tons of coal per day.

History

Prior to Indian Independence, Raigarh was capital of Princely State of Raigarh.After the independence of the country, the princely state was the first ones to join the Union of India. The Royal family still resides here, but due to Privy Purse and internal conflicts, the royalty seems to have faded away.[original research?] Moreover, the palace – Moti Mahal – is in very bad shape. It has recently been declared a heritage site by the state government.

Geography and climate

Raigarh is located at 21.9°N 83.4°E.It has an average elevation of 215 metres (705 feet). The Kelo river flows through the city, which is one of its main water sources.

The minimum – maximum temperature range is 29.5 – 49 °C in summer, and 8 – 25 °C in winter.

Tourism

Raigarh is one of the favorite destinations in the state of Chhattisgarh which is known for Kosa silk, rice fields and indigenous tribes. Nearby place to visit in Raigarh are Pahad Mandir at Gajmar Pahadi, Ram Jharna, Teepa Khol, Maa Chandrasini Devi Temple and Banjari Mandir.

Famous Tourist Places near Raigarh Chhattisgarh also includes a small zoo called Indira Vihar,Gomarda Wildlife Sanctuary near Sarangarh,Shri Shyam Mandir,Raigarh Fort and recently build Sai baba temple in urdana.