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Chhattisgarh . India

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Capital - Raipur

No. of Districts - 28

Population - 25,545,198

Area - 135,191 sqkm

Pop. Density - 189/km2 (490/sq mi)

GDP - 3.62 lakh crore (US$51 billion)

Literacy Rate - 70.3%

Gender Ratio - 991

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About - Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh is a state located in central India. Here are some key facts about Chhattisgarh:

  1. Formation: Chhattisgarh was formed on November 1, 2000, by partitioning 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh.

  2. Capital: The capital city of Chhattisgarh is Raipur, which is also the largest city in the state.

  3. Geography: Chhattisgarh is primarily located in the Deccan Plateau region and is bordered by six states: Madhya Pradesh to the northwest, Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand to the north, Odisha to the east, Telangana to the south, and Maharashtra to the southwest. The state is known for its rich mineral resources, forests, and diverse flora and fauna.

  4. Language: The official language of Chhattisgarh is Hindi. Additionally, Chhattisgarhi, a dialect of Hindi, is widely spoken by the people of the state.

  5. Economy: Chhattisgarh has a significant agricultural economy, with rice, maize, pulses, oilseeds, and sugarcane being the major crops. The state is also rich in mineral resources, including coal, iron ore, limestone, dolomite, and bauxite, which contribute significantly to its economy. Industries such as steel, cement, power, and aluminum are prominent in the state.

  6. Culture: Chhattisgarh has a rich cultural heritage with diverse tribal communities, each with its own unique traditions, languages, and art forms. Traditional music, dance forms like Panthi, Raut Nacha, and Karma, and festivals like Bastar Dussehra are integral parts of the state's cultural identity.

  7. Tourist Attractions: Chhattisgarh boasts several tourist attractions including national parks and wildlife sanctuaries such as Indravati National Park and Kanger Ghati National Park, ancient temples like the Bhoramdeo Temple and Rajiv Lochan Temple, historical sites like the Sirpur Group of Monuments, and natural wonders like Chitrakote Falls, also known as the "Niagara of India."

  8. Administration: The state is divided into 28 districts for administrative purposes.

  9. Political Setup: Like other states in India, Chhattisgarh has a governor appointed by the President of India and a Chief Minister elected by the state legislature.

  10. Education: Chhattisgarh has made significant strides in improving literacy rates and education infrastructure. The state has several universities and educational institutions offering diverse courses and programs.

These facts provide a brief overview of Chhattisgarh, showcasing its diverse culture, rich natural resources, and economic significance in India.

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