The district consists mainly of hills, with a belt of śāl trees and mixed forests. The total geographical area of the district is 5,671 square kilometres (2,190 sq mi).
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
|Founded by||Veerbhan singh|
|Elevation||464 m (1,522 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MP|
As of 2011 India census, Shahdol had a population of 100,565. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Shahdol has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 72%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.