Gondia district, also spelled Gondiya, is an administrative region in the state of Maharashtra, India. The main town is Gondia. Covering an area of 5,234 square kilometers (2,021 square miles), it’s part of the Nagpur Division. The district has 8 subdivisions called Talukas. The population is around 1.3 million, with about 12% living in urban areas as of 2011. The district is known for agriculture, with paddy being the primary crop along with Jawar, Linseed, wheat, and tur. The majority of people are engaged in farming.

Gondia doesn’t have large industries due to its economic challenges. However, it’s recognized for its many rice mills, and Gondia city is even nicknamed “RICE CITY” due to the high number of rice mills. The district’s population is around 1.3 million, with a density of 253 people per square kilometer.

The district is home to tribal communities with their own unique culture. They have their own religious practices and perform dances like “Rela” and “Dhol” during special occasions. The main festivals for these tribes are Holi, Dashehara, and Diwali. The tribal community lives in the dense forests of the district.

Important places in the district include Navegaon Bandh, a National Park located 65 kilometers south of Gondia, Nagzira National Park situated 30 kilometers south of Gondia, Birsi Airport which is 12 kilometers north of Gondia, and Adani Power Plant located 30 kilometers away in Tiroda taluka.