Gondiya District is situated in the north-eastern part of the state of
. It is bordered by
in the south,
in the west, Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh in the north and Rajnandgaon District of
state in the east. The temperature ranges from 7o
C to 44o
C. The district receives an annual rainfall of over 1000 mm. With an area of 4,900 sq km, Gondiya District has a population of over 1.2 million. The languages spoken are
, Chhatisgadi and Gondi. Dander, Gondi dance, Bhajan and Keertan are the major folk-arts. The main crops are rice, wheat, sugarcane, tur, moong, udad and mustard.
Navegaon dam, Nagzira, Chand-Suraj, Nagra, Itiadoh,
Nagzira Sanctuary, Chulbandh and Navegaon National Park are the major tourist attractions.