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देश India
राज्य Chhattisgarh
भाषा छत्तिसगढ़ी, हिन्दी, इंग्लिश
जनसंख्या 8,52,043 (2011 के आधार पर)
क्षेत्रफल 6205 वर्ग किलोमीटर
वेब साइट
पिन कोड 496445
दूरभाष कोड 0771
गाड़ी कोड CG-14
तहसील 1.Jashpur

Jashpur district is divided in two parts as per the geographical point of views.The hilly belt,the northern part, running from Loroghat kastura,Narayanpur ,Bagicha up to the Surguja district.This belt having forest area.It has a reserve forest also. It covers the Sanna,Bagicha and narayanpur.This pat area is called uppar Ghat. Upper ghat is climed through Loroghat.Loroghat is about 4 KM in length and there are three turnings of very dangerous. And the remaining southern part is called nichghat.In jashpur raigarh road , there are two more ghats , Jhanda bhat before Kansabel and Belaghat after Kansabel.Both are of climbing.
The north south length of this district is about 150 Kms, and its east-west breadth is about 85 Kms. Its total area is 6,205 Sq.Km . It lies in the Northern corner of Chhattisgarh adjoining the border of Bihar ,Jharkhand & Orissa in the eastern side. It is between 22dig 17min And 23dig 15min North latitude and 83dig 30min And 84dig 24min East latitude. The upper ghat is an extension plateau covering 1384 sq. Kms. Which is about 1200 meters above sea level and is covered with the dense forest. The elevated plateau called "Pat" Nichghat is plane in general.But It also having many big mountains .Kunkuri is the hottest region in nichghat during summer and Pandrapat is the coldest region in uppar ghat in winter.
The main towns situated on the national high way (N.H.78) are Ludam, Gholeng and Jashpur in the Uppar ghat and Kunkuri, Bandarchuwan, Kansabel, Ludeg and Patthalgaon.The running raods from Jashpur H.Q are (1) Jashpur Ranchi .(2) Jashpur Ambikapur via Manora, Kusmi (170). (3) Jashpur Ambikapur via Sanna Bagicha (170Km). These 2 and 3 are not all weather road. (4) Jashpur Ambikapur via Kunkuri ,patthalgaon (200 Km).
As it is wellknown that this district is the Tribal district.Uraon cast are spread whole over this district.Around 1700 era after the break of their kingdom in Rohtasgarh they began to move in this area.They were settled in the forest area because these place were more suitable for the cultivation.They were fully dependent on agriculture and forest wealth.It can be said that what the condition of Korwa family is now ,same they had.
But after the entrance of the foreign priest,all uraon came under their faith and became their follower.They started to make literate uraon children.At all suitable places they opened Primary,Middle and Higher secondary schools.And now we are really proud to say that Jashpur district is the highest in literacy.Whoever came in the contact of Missionaries school all are well qualified. Now Every Uraon family has atleast Metric pass candidate.

Place of Interest

Kotebira Eb river: A very pleasant river with attractive scenery, a rocky spot and the end point of a range of hills. According to a local legend, God came here and liked it so much he decided to build a dam to add to the beauty. He was unable to complete the work and left it halfway, and that is why the rock looks like the wall of a dam. Every year a mela (fair) is organised here.
Rajpuri Waterfall: An attractive waterfall and popular picnic spot.
Kailash Gupha: Springs and fountains add to the beauty of this rock cut cave. Nearby is the Samarbar Sanskrit Mahavidyalaya, just the second Sanskrit school in India. Remarkably this school is attended by tribal children.
Danpuri Waterfall: This picturesque waterfall is in the middle of the forest.
Rani Dah Waterfall: A popular picnic spot, situated amidst hilly forests.
Kunkuri Cathedral: About 40 km from Jashpur, this is Asia's second largest Catholic church. It was 15 years in the making, and when completed (in 1968), it was Asia's largest church, with a seating capacity of 5,000. The church is embellished with seven arcades in the shape of arch and seven sacraments symbols made of angle iron. A beautiful shrine, dedicated to Mother Mary, can be seen in front of the cathedral building.