Koriya district

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Koriya district
Amritdhara Waterfall
Amritdhara Waterfall
Location of Koriya district in Chhattisgarh
Location of Koriya district in Chhattisgarh
CountryIndia
StateChhattisgarh
HeadquartersBaikunthpur
Tehsils5
Government
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies3
Area
 • Total6,604 km2 (2,550 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total658,917
 • Density100/km2 (260/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy71.41
 • Sex ratio971
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highways1
Websitekorea.gov.in

Koriya district, officially known as Korea district, is a district in the north-western part of the Chhattisgarh state in Central India. The administrative headquarters of the district is Baikunthpur.

History[change | change source]

Not much was known about the area before the 16th century. The district was formed on 25 May 1998.