12 Facts About Bastar district


The district possesses a unique blend of tribal and Odia culture.

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Bastar district was founded in the early 14th century, by Annama Deva, the brother of Kakatiya King Pratapa Rudra Deva of Warangal in Telangana.

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In 1999, the district was divided into the present-day districts of Bastar, Dantewada, and Kanker.

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In 2000, Bastar was one of the 16 Madhya Pradesh districts that formed a part of the new state of Chhattisgarh.

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The Bastar district has a population density of 140 inhabitants per square kilometre.

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In 1981, Bastar district had a population of 1,842,854 with 1,249,197 of the residents being members of scheduled tribes.

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Tribes of Bastar district region are known for their unique and distinctive tribal culture and heritage.

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Each tribal group in Bastar district has their own distinct culture and enjoys their own unique traditional living styles.

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The tribes of Bastar district are known for their colorful festivals and arts and crafts.

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The tribals of Bastar district were among the earliest to work with metal and have expertise in making figurines of tribal gods, votive animals, oil lamps, and animal carts.

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Bastar district specializes in the preparation of items from Dhokra and unique woodcraft styles.

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Bastar district is part of Bastar district Lok Sabha constituency, whose MP is Deepak Baij from the Indian National Congress.

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