The district of Bilaspur is located on the eastern part of
, and is surrounded by Koriya District
in the north,
of Madhya Pradesh
in the south, Raipur District
in the east and Korba
districts in the west. The name 'Bilaspur' originated from the fisher-woman named 'Bilasa'.
Bilaspur, covering an area of 8,569 sq km, has a population of around 2 million. The average rainfall is 1,220 mm. The Agaar, Maniyaar and Arpa are the major rivers. Bilaspur is not only famous in Chhattisgarh, but also in India due to its unique characteristics such as rice quality, Kosa industry and its cultural background. Some of the historical places are
Ratanpur, Malhar, Talagram, Kuthaghat, Belpan and Kabir.