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Durg is a major city in Chhattisgarh state, central India east of the Seonath River (Shivnath River) and is part of the Durg-Bhilai urban agglomeration. The city is an agricultural market and heavily engaged in milling rice and pigeon peas. Durg gained importance as an industrial centre after the establishment of a large steel plant at Bhilai. Other industries include brass working and bell-metal working, oil pressing, mining and weaving. It is the headquarters of Durg District, the second largest district of Chhattisgarh in terms of population.

The city lies 317 metres (1,040 ft) above sea level and covers an area of 2,238 square kilometres (864 sq mi), of which 764 square kilometres (295 sq mi) is forest. (8.95% of the geographic area).

Durg District occupies the southwestern part of the Chhattisgarh plain and possesses belts of hilly country in the south, southwest and northwest, which are endowed with mineral resources and forests.

National Highway 53 (Mumbai – Nagpur – Kolkata) is the major highway of the district. Durg Junction is one of the major railway stations in the state, which is situated on the main line of the South Eastern Railway midway between Mumbai and Calcutta. Durg junction is one of the Busiest Railway Station in SECR Railway. Durg Junction comes under the Raipur Division. Durg is in Top 100 booking Railway station in India. Durg is well connected to the major cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad By Road. The nearest airport is at Raipur, some 60 kilometres (37 mi) away.

The District occupies the southwestern part of the Upper Sheonath-Mahanadi valley and the bordering hills in the south and southwest. Physiographically, the District can be divided into two divisions, viz. the C.G. plain and the Southern plateau. The Chhattisgarh plain occupies the largest area in the District.

The general slope of the district comes under Mahanadi river slope and is towards the north and north east and locally in some places towards east. The main rivers of Mahanadi are Sheonath, Kharun, Tandula, Kharkhara and Aamner. Sheonath is the main river of the district which originates from Panabaras Hill (625 M) and flows towards north-east. This river is the main tributary of Mahanadi River. The total length of the Sheonath river is 345 km. The length of Sheonath river in Durg district is 120 km. The main tributary of Sheonath river is Tandula river. This river originates from hills situated in the north of Bhanupratappur (District- Kanker). After covering a distance of 34 km this river joins Sukhanala. This river joins Sheonath river in the south-west of Durg at a distance of approximately 13 km at gram Changori. The total length of this river is 96.6 km. A dam is constructed during the period 1905 to 1921 at the joining point of Sukhanala and Tandula river.

Durg generally has a dry tropical weather which is moderate but on a warmer side in summer season. The peak temperatures are usually reached in May/June and can be as high as 45C. The onset of monsoon is usually from July and the season extends up to September, with monsoon peaking during July and August. Maximum, Average & Minimum Rain fall Of District Durg are 1477.2 mm, 1071.16 mm and 781.5 mm per year respectively.

The metro train project is announced by state government.The train will be running between Durg-Bhilai-Naya Raipur. The survey of the metro train is completed.

Durg is well connected to all major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Kanpur, Allahabad, Agra, Patna, Bhopal, Raipur, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore, Nagpur, Jaipur, Jodhpur etc. Durg railway station is a major station of SECR. About 100 trains start/terminate/pass through Durg Junction. Most of the trains start/terminate/pass daily, whereas some express trains pass through Durg Junction in the scheduled day of the week only. Durg railway station is amongst the top hundred booking stations of Indian Railway.

Swami Vivekanand airport is the nearest airport situated at Raipur, 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Durg.

The city bus service has been started.Ac buses are started which provide daily service to Raipur Airport.

Pandwani the musical narration of the epic Mahabharata, “Raut Nacha” (performed basically by Yadav caste).

Hindi Bhawan is a noted ancient building now converted into a nagar nigam office.

Durg District Court building is an old building with a British architecture.

The Jain temples of Nagpura are well known for their grand construction and carvings. A naturopathy centre also runs in Nagpura where patients come from different parts of country for naturopathy treatment.

Chandi Mandir is located in the heart of Durg city and is a well known destination for pilgrims. Chandi mata is worshipped by all castes and religions of Durg and nearby places.