Jagdalpur is a city in Bastar district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Jagdalpur City is governed by the Jagdalpur Municipal Corporation. Jadgalpur is the administrative headquarters of Bastar District and Bastar Division, and was the capital of the erstwhile princely state of Bastar. Jagdalpur is well known for its greenery, lush green mountains, deep valleys, dense forests, streams, waterfalls, caves, natural parks, monuments, natural resources, herbs, exuberant festivity and peaceful solitude. Other tourist attractions relate to Bastar’s royal past and its tribes. Currently two steel plants are being built near Jagdalpur by NMDC and Tata Steel Plant. After completion these projects will be Jagdalpur city’s industrial hubs. The city’s demographic is changing rapidly and it has the fastest-growing population in Chhattisgarh state.
Jagdalpur is located at 19.07°N 82.03°E. It has an average elevation of 552 metres (1811 feet). The city is located on the south bank of the Indravati River.
As of 2001 India census, Jagdalpur had a population of 73,687. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Jagdalpur has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 68%. In Jagdalpur, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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