Surguja District is a district in the northern part of the state of Chattisgarh in India.
Geography of Surguja
Surguja district covers the 6359 Sqr Km. area. Surguja district borders on the states of Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand, and overlaps the southeastern part of the Vindhyachal-Baghelkhand region of peninsular India.
Main Rivers : Main rivers of the district are Kanhar, Moran, Rihand and Mahan.
Latitude of Surguja city : 23 deg 37’ 25’’ To 24 deg 6’ 17’’ north
Longitude of Surguja city : 81 deg 34’40’’ To 84 deg 4’40’’ east
About Surguja District
Surguja district is located in the northern part of Chhattisgarh State of India. According to legend, Lord Rama had visited Surguja during his 14 years of exile in to the forests. There are many places in connection to epic of Ramayana, which are named after Lord Rama, Laxmana and Goddess Sita such as Ramgarh, Sita-Bhengra and Laxmangarh.
Now a day 90% of the population of Surguja is depended on agriculture and engaged in the cultivation of cereals, oil seeds, pulses, and fruits or vegetables.
Administrative Setup of Surguja District
In Surguja District there is 19 Tehsil, 19 Blocks, 27 Revenue Circle, 296 Patwari Halka, 1089 Gram Panchayat, 27 Police Reserve Center.
Soil in Surguja District
Soil of Surguja district can be broadly classified in four major classes:
Red and Yellow Soils
Minerals Resources in Surguja District
Bauxite, coal, Pyritic minerals, Sulpher, mica Berylluiim, Byrites, Copper, Galena generally found in this district.
Tourist Place in Surguja District
Ramgarh and Sita-Bengra
Tata Pani (Source of hot water)
Pawai Water Fall
Budha Temple, Mainpat
Kendai Water Fall
Shivpur Shiv Temple
Nageshwar Shiv Temple
Parks in Surguja District
Marine Drive, Pratappur Chowk, Ambikapur
Dhuadhar Park, Collectorate Chowk, Ambikapur
Sanjay Park, Nr. Forest Colony, Ramanujgunj Road,Ambikapur
Punjab Garden, Manendragarh Road, Ambikapur
Colleges in Surguja District
Holy Cross women's college, Ambikapur
Govt. P.G. College, Ambikapur
Govt. Women's Degree College, Ambikapur
Govt. Polytechnic College