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Kawadgaon () is village in Bastar tahsil of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh.



It is situated 30km away from sub-district headquarter Bastar (tehsildar office) and 50km away from district headquarter Jagdalpur. According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Kawadgaon village is 449300. Kawadgaon village is located in Bastar tehsil of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh, India. As per 2009 stats, Kawadgaon village is also a gram panchayat. The total geographical area of village is 1860.2 hectares.[1]


E. Hultzsoh & Sten Konow[2] write about 'No. 23. Rajapura copper plates of Madhurantakadeva Shaka Samvat 983 (=A.D. 1065).' ....this is perhaps the most ancient Sanskrit inscription yet found in Bastar. Mr. Baijnath found the plates in the possession of a Brahman named Gangadhar Pārhi of Kawadgaon close to Rajapura. Gangādhar received them from his sister-in-law, who found them buried in a field at Naharni, sixteen miles from Rajapura.


Kawadgaon has a total population of 2,148 peoples, out of which male population is 1,074 while female population is 1,074. Literacy rate of kawadgaon village is 36.69% out of which 44.97% males and 28.40% females are literate. There are about 502 houses in kawadgaon village. Pincode of kawadgaon village locality is 494670. Bastar is nearest town to kawadgaon for all major economic activities, which is approximately 30km away.[3]


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