Durg district was formed on 1 January 1906 by merging some areas of Raipur, Bilaspur
The fort was formed on 1 January 1906 by merging some areas of Raipur and Bilaspur districts. At that time, today’s Rajnandgaon and Kabirdham (Kawardha) districts were also part of Durg district. On 26 January 1973, the district Durg was divided and Rajnandgaon district came into existence. On 6 July 1998, the district Rajnandgaon was also divided and the new Kabirdham district came into existence. Before 1906, Durg was a tehsil of Raipur district. At the time of the formation of Durg district in 1906, it had three tehsils Durg, Bemetra and Balod. The district is again divided on 1 January 2012 and two new districts Bemetara and Balod came into existence.