The district of Deogarh, as a distinct administrative entity, was carved out of the erstwhile larger Sambalpur district of Odisha on the 1st of January 1994. The literal English translation of Deogarh (Debagarh) is Abode of Divinity. A larger portion of the erstwhile Bamanda or Bamra State constitute Deogarh district.
The District has a rich cultural tradition. This district has been gifted in the form of mountains, springs, falls, forests, clean atmosphere and rich collection of flora and fauna.
In Deogarh District total population is 3,12,164 out of which Male Population is 158017 and Female Population is 154147. Scheduled Caste Population is 42117 and Scheduled Tribe Population is 92103.