Shahdol is named after the headquarters town Shahdol which is located on the Bilaspur-Katni Section of the South-Eastern Railways. The etymology of the name as ascertained from the local residents points to its derivation from the name of the one Shahdolwa Ahir of Sohagpur village.

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At a Glance

  • Area: 5,610 Sq. Km.
  • Population: 10,66,063
  • Language: Hindi, Bagheli
  • Villages: 886
  • Male: 5,40,021
  • Female: 5,26,042
Mrs. Vandana Vaidya Collector and District Magistrate
Arpit Verma IAS Additional Collector and Additional District Magistrate