Bastar District is a district of the state of Chhattisgarh in India. Jagdalpur Town is the district headquarters.
Geography of Bastar
Geographical area of Bastar district is 8755.79 Sq. K.m. Bastar District is bounded on the northwest side by Rajnandgaon District, on the northeast side by Dhamtari District, on the north side by Kanker District, on the south and southwest side by Dantewada District, on the east side by Nabarangpur and Koraput districts of Orissa state, and on the west side by Gadchiroli District of Maharashtra state.
Latitude of Bastar city : 19 degrees, 12.0 minutes North
Longitude of Bastar city : 81 degrees, 56.0 minutes East
About Bastar District
In the year 1999 , the Bastar district has been divided into 3 districts namely Bastar, Dantewada and Kanker All these 3 districts comes under Bastar Division with the divisional head quarter at Jagdalpur ,which is the district head quarter of Bastar district.
Mineral resources in Bastar District
Lime Stone, Dolomite, Diamond, Bauxite are main minerals that found in Bastar District.
Arts and Culture of Bastar District
Bastar , the tribal district ,before splitting in to three districts. The major languages are Hindi, Halbi, Telugu, Bhatri and the various dialects of Gondi. Bastar is full of festivals which includes harvest festivals like Navakhana ,'eating of the new crop', Mati Puja ,'Worship of the earth', Goncha,the chariot festival etc.
Bastar is famous for their excellency in making exotic hadicrafts with a variety of designs and shapes. These handicrafts include bell -metal items , terracota items ,bamboo items , wood-carvings etc.
Bamboo items like : Wall hangings , table lamps , table mats etc
Bell Metals items like : Elephent, deer , horses etc of different sizes
Terracota items like : Terrakota items includes elephents,tigers , deer, horses , table lamps
Wood Crafts items like : Thes type of item include models , Idols , wall panels , furniture items etc.
Minor Forest Produces(MFP) in Bastar District
The important MFPs available in Bastar district are Chironji, Shikakai, Ghot pal, Mango Kernal, Amchur, Vaybidding, Karanji, Tamarind, Peng Seeds, Karkatiya Seeds, Cashew, Kosa Cocoons, Nirmali Seeds, Chirayta, Mahua, Harra, Bamboo, Tora, Ambadi, Amla, Charota Seeds, Dhavai Phool, Bhilwan Seeds etc.
Tehsils in Bastar District
Bastar District divide into 4 Tehsils
Blocks in Bastar District
Bastar District there is 14 Blocks
Muncipalities in Bastar District
Bastar District there is 2 Muncipalities
Cities and Towns in Bastar District
Railway Stations in Bastar District
Karonji Railway Station
Bus Stations in Bastar District
Jagdalpur Bus Station
Tourist Place in Bastar District
Water Falls in Bastar District
Thamada Ghumar Waterfall
Colleges in Bastar District
Govt Engineering College , Dharampura , Jagdalpur.
Govt P.G College, Dharampura, Jagdalpur.
Govt. Danteshwari P.G (Girls) College ,Church Road, Jagdalpur.
Govt I.T.I , Bastar, Jagdalpur
Govt I.T.I , Keshkal
Govt Degree College , Kondagaon.
Govt Law College (Evening) , Jagdalpur.
Govt women Poly Technic , Dharampura , Jagdalpur