Chhattisgarh which is very famous by the name of “Dhaan Ka Katora” has a Tribal majority Division in its Northern Side “Surguja”.Surguja was divided into two more Districts.Out of them was Surajpur, which became the 26th District of the State with its Administrative Headquarter situated at Surajpur which has geographical location at 23.22°N latitude and 82.85°E longitude.
It covers a total area of 2786.76 sq km which accommodates 789043 peoples. This earlier was known as “Daandbulla” which was later termed as “Suryapur” and now appears as “Surajpur” in its latest form.The archaeology, art and architecture of Surajpur is very famous for its religious importance.
Surajpur District shares its boundaries with Balrampur District in the East, District in South-East, Korba district in South and Koriya District in the West.It also touches the boundary of Singrauli District in Madhya Pradesh in the North side.
The Climate of Surajpur district is classified as warm and temperate.Winter Season generally ranges from the month of November to February. This is among one of the coldest district in the state.The temperature can fall upto 2 degrees centigrade in winters .
The month of December and January brings a rainfall which occurs due to the western disturbances in the Bay of Bengal.
The Summer Season on the other hand continues from the month of march to June and as the Tropic of Cancer line passes through central India, the temperature rises even up to 46 degrees centigrade.
The major contribution of the rainfall comes from South Western disturbances in Arabian sea which accounts for 1000-1050 mm of rainfall in the region.
District as a whole consists of six Tehsils or Taluka namely Odagi,Bhaiyathan,Pratappur,PremNagar and Ramanujnagar.A detailed information is available in the below table.