Mahasamund District is an administrative district in Chhattisgarh state in eastern India. The city of Mahasamund is the district headquarters. Mahasamund District is bounded by Raipur District, Gariyaband District, Baloda Bazar District, Raigarh District of Chhattisgarh state and Bargarh District and Nuapada District of Odisha state. Mahasamund is located at 21.1 degree North to 82.1 degree East. It has an average elevation of 318 meters. Mahasamund is 56 km Southeast of Raipur on the junction of National Highway 6 and National Highway 217 close to the Mahanadi River. Mahasamund city is an important station on the Raipur-Vizag rail route. Mahasamund and Raipur is the only district headquarter city, which is very close to the Chhattisgarh New Capital Naya Raipur.
Gariaband District is one of the nine new districts formed in Chhattisgarh, operational from January 1, 2012, ceremonially launched by Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on January 11, 2012. Gariaband district was carved out of Raipur district and has its headquarters at Gariaband town. Dhamtari and Mahasamund are the neighbor districts. The district covers an area of 5822.861 sqkm. is full of natural resources. "Pairy" and "Sodhur" river flows north from here and makes "Triveni Sangam" Rajim together. By building Odisha border flows "Tel River". Rajim is a famous pilgrimage center. Every year a "Kumbh Mela" is held from Magh Purnima to Maha Shivaratri. The district is divided into geographical area of the five talukas Gariaband, Chhura, Mainpur, Devbhog and Rajim respectively. The Gariaband, Chhura and Mainpur blocks are Multiplicity of Tribals. There are four urban bodies in the district in which one Municipality (Gariaband) and three Nagar Panchayat. The area of Gariaband Forest is 1951.861 square kilometers and Udanti Sita Nadi Tiger Reserve covers 983.94 square kilometers. Gariaband district starts at the ancient temples of Rajim.
Baloda Bazar District
Baloda Bazar district is a district in Chhattisgarh of India with its headquarters at Baloda Bazar. Before its creation, it was part of Raipur district.