Balodabazar-Bhatapara district was established on 01.01.2012. This district is divided from Raipur district. The geographical location of Balodabazar Nagar is 270m height from sea level between 21.300 54 ‘to 31.450 14’ North Latitude and 42.020 17 ‘to 82.290 07’ East longitude. District Balodabazar-Bhatapara belongs to Raipur division. The border of Balodabazar-Bhatapara district touches Bemetara, Mungeli, Bilaspur, Janjgir, Raigarh, Mahasamund and Raipur districts. According to the prevalent tradition in relation to the naming of the Balodabazar in the past, the traders of Gujarat, Haryana, Maharashtra, Orissa, Barar etc. used to gather in the market buffaloes of the city to sell the buffalo, buffalo (Boda). As a result, its name became popular in the name of the bullboda market and in the form of the Baloda Bazar.