Korba is located at [show location on an interactive map] 22.35° N 82.68° E. It has an average elevation of 252 metres (826 feet).
Korba (population 1005,965) is a center of Korba District in the newly formed state of Chhattisgarh, India (Nov.1, 2000). It is situated at the confluence of the Hasdeo and Ahiran rivers. Located at 22*20' North latitude and 82*42' East longitude, with a height of 304.8 meter. above sea level. It is the major source of electricity in Chhattisgarh.
Korba city enjoys varied climates and weathers. Korba and Champa are well known for “Kosa”, a precious cloth, producing the best quality in the world. Being light in weight and having shiny glaze, it is use to make Kurtas, Sarees, Shirts, Salwar-Suits and other garments for party as well as casual wears. Korba is connected to Champa, the nearest railway junction, on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai, South Eastern Railway Zone. It is directly connected to Bilaspur the Divisional Head Quarter by rail and road through Katghora-Pali-Ratanpur. The nearest air-port is at Raipur, which is about 250 KM from Korba.
Korba city is really the Power Capital of India. NTPC's Super Thermal Power Plant in Korba is working at 90% Plant Load Factor (PLF), and the plants of the Chhattisgarh State Electricity Board (CSEB) are also highly efficient. There are huge coal reserves in the vicinity, offering cheap pithead power generation opportunities and there is enough water from the State's largest reservoir of Hasdeo Bango. 84% of India's coal is in Chhattisgarh and two other States. There are adequate coal supplies- South Eastern Coalfields Ltd, Bilaspur is doubling its production from 35 million tonnes to 70 million tonnes per annum.
Korba is also the site of an aluminium facility operated by Bharat Aluminium Company (BALCO).