(Last Updated on : 25-06-2014)
In the state of Chhattisgarh one finds no dearth of cities and towns that have developed here over the years. Amongst several cities Kondagaon deserves to be special mentioning. Kondagaon is the name of a city and it is situated in the district of Bastar of Chhattisgarh. It lies at a distance of 71 km north of Jagdalpur.
A municipality has been set up for supervising the administration of this city of Kondagaon.
The geographical location of this Kondagaon city also is significant. It lies approximately at 19.6° N 81.67° E. It has an average height of 593 meters or 1945 feet.
Several demographers have conducted surveys and research works in Kondagaon and has inferred information about its demography. Most significant is the census report that has been brought out in the year 2001. Data like population status , literacy rate about Kondagaon also can be deciphered. According to this report the total population of Kondagaon has been enumerated to be 26,772. An interesting point has been emphasized in this report. Both males and females are in equal proportion. This can be proved from the individual status of male and female populace. Thus male populace constitutes 50 %. Female populace is also the same.
Literacy rate of Kondagaon acts as vital information for identifying a city. It is to be noted that its average literacy rate constitutes 64 %. Thus it is higher than that of India, which constitutes 59.5 %. Males are more inclined to education and it has been proved from its high male literacy rate. In other words 73 % is the rate of male literacy. However female literacy rate is 55 % only. Information about children of Kondagaon too can be inferred. Children who are below six years of age constitute 14 % of the population of Kondagaon.
A special type of bell metal craft , locally popular as Dokra, has become the style mark of this city of Kondagaon . Primary attraction of Kondagaon is Kurschel Valley . It is situated near by.
To facilitate accessibility, this Kondagaon city is well connected by rails , airports and roads. Raipur Airport and Jagdalpur Railway Station lie in vicinity. Not only that , NH 43 runs via Kondagaon.