Shahdol is a city in Shahdol district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Shahdol District. Shahdol is also the 10th Division of Madhya Pradesh state, including shahdol, Anuppur, Umaria, and Dindori district.
Shahdol district has been blessed with lush green forests, natural wealth of Coal, Minerals and with primitive Tribal population.There is a Virateshwar temple of Lord Shiv in Sohagpur Baan Ganga. Kalchuri King Maharaja Yuvraj Deva had got it built between 950 and 1050 AD to present it to the Acharya of Golkaki Math.District Shahdol is predominantly hilly district. It is picturesque with certain pockets and belt of SAL and mixed forests. Total Geographical area of the district is 5671 km2. Adjacents to the District Shahdol are the boarding districts Dindori, Satna, Sidhi, Umaria, Anuppur and Rewa. As of 2001 India census, Shahdol had a population of 78,583. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Shahdol has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 69%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.