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Chitapur (चितापुर) is a village in Darbha tahsil of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh.




t is situated 25km away from Darbha and 35km away in south from district headquarter Jagdalpur. According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Chitapur village is 449595. Chitapur village is located in Darbha tehsil of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh, India. I As per 2009 stats, Chitapur village is also a gram panchayat. The total geographical area of village is 2305.2 hectares.[1]

Chitapur is a Village in Darbha Tehsil in Bastar District of Chattisgarh State, India. It is located 34 KM towards South from District head quarters Jagdalpur. 7 KM from Darbha. 299 KM from State capital Raipur. Chitapur Pin code is 494442 and postal head office is Tokapal Rajoor . Tirathgarh ( 4 km) , Chidpal ( 5 km) , Alwa ( 5 km) , Kamanar ( 7 km) , Katenar ( 7 km) are the nearby Villages to Chitapur. Chitapur is surrounded by Tokapal Tehsil towards North , Bastanar Tehsil towards west , Jagdalpur Tehsil towards East , Lohandiguda Tehsil towards North.[2]

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The different dynasties or rulers of the Bastar region are Nalas (350-760 AD), Chalukya (1324-1777 AD), Nagas (760-1324 AD), Bhonsle (1777-1853 AD) and British (1853-1947 AD). Also, the capitals of this particular region at different times in history are Chitapur, Dantewada, Rajpur, Bade-Dongar, Bastar, Rajnagar , Jagdalpur, Mandhota and Barsur.[3]



Chitapur has a total population of 3,267 peoples, out of which male population is 1,547 while female population is 1,720. Literacy rate of chitapur village is 26.42% out of which 30.51% males and 22.73% females are literate. There are about 690 houses in chitapur village. Pincode of chitapur village locality is 494442. Jagdalpur is nearest town to chitapur for all major economic activities, which is approximately 35km away.[4]

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