Geography of Raipur
Raipur can be roughly divided into two major physical divisions, viz. the Chhattisgarh plain and the Hilly Areas. It occupies the south eastern part of the upper Mahanadi valley and hills in the south and east. Raipur is a part of the rich and diverse topography of Chhattisgarh. It includes landforms of mountain ranges, plateau region and plain areas.
Climate of Raipur
Rivers in Raipur
The main rivers of Chhattisgarh are Mahanadi, Indravati and Godavari, which drain most of the state along with their tributaries. The rivers move through uneven topography giving rise to gorgeous waterfalls that have become famous places of attraction. Other rivers serving the state are Rihand, Sukha, Arpa, Hasdo, Shivnath, Udanti, Mand, Jonk, Eb, Pary, and Kelo.
Soil & Vegetation in Raipur
Agriculture is the primary occupation of the people here. Nearly 80% of Chhattisgarh’s population is engaged in cultivation. The main crop grown is paddy especially in the central plains of the state and therefore, widely known as rice bowl of central India. Other crops grown here are oilseeds, coarse grains, wheat, groundnut, maize and pulses. The soil of the state is fit for the cultivation of horticultural plants like mango, guava and banana and a various types of vegetables. The vegetation of Chhattisgarh comprises vast stretches of forests. Trees mostly found in the state are teak, sal, bamboo. The soil of Chhattisgarh is rich and is identified by its red color. The soil in the riverine plains is quite fertile. The two main rivers flowing through Chhattisgarh are Mahanadi and Indravati. There are several lakes in the state.
Raipur at a glance
Languages: Chhattisgarhi, Hindi, English
Population: 10, 10,087
Location: 22°33'N and 21°14'N latitude and 82°6'E to 81°38'E longitude
STD Code: 0771
Climate: Tropical wet and dry climate
Avg. max. temperature: 32°C (90 °F)
Avg. min. temperature: 20°C (68 °F)
Avg. precipitation: 1,330 mm (52.36 in)