Rajnandgaon (Devnagari) is the primary town of Rajnandgaon District, in the state of Chhattisgarh, India.
The population of the city is 143,727 (2001 census).It came into existence on 26th Jan' 1973, by way
of division of district Durg.The District headquarters of Rajnandgaon is on the Bombay - Howrah line of
southeastern railways. The town is surrounded by ponds and rivers and is known for its small-scale
industries and traders. Another name used for the city is Shanskardhani, representing the peacefulness of
how the residents live together in religious harmony. National Highway 6 (Great Eastern Road) also passes
through the town of Rajnandgaon. The nearest airport to the District is at Mana(Raipur), about 80 km away.