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Jharkhand . India

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Capital - Ranchi

No. of Districts - 24

Population - 32,988,134

Area - 79,714 sqkm

Pop. Density - 414/km2 (1,070/sq mi)

GDP - 3.29 lakh crore (US$46 billion)

Literacy Rate - 66.4%

Gender Ratio - 948

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About - Jharkhand

Here are some key facts about the Indian state of Jharkhand:

  1. Formation: Jharkhand was carved out of the southern part of Bihar and came into existence on November 15, 2000, as the 28th state of India.

  2. Capital: Ranchi is the capital city of Jharkhand. It is also the largest city in the state.

  3. Location: Situated in eastern India, Jharkhand shares its borders with Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east.

  4. Geography: Jharkhand is endowed with rich mineral resources, earning it the moniker of "The Land of Forests and Minerals." It is known for its lush greenery, hills, and dense forests.

  5. Population: As per the 2011 Census of India, Jharkhand had a population of over 32 million people.

  6. Languages: Hindi is the official language of Jharkhand, although other languages like Santali, Bengali, and Urdu are also spoken by significant populations.

  7. Economy: Jharkhand's economy is primarily driven by mineral resources such as coal, iron ore, copper, uranium, and mica. Agriculture and industrial sectors also contribute to the state's economy.

  8. Tribal Population: Jharkhand is home to a significant tribal population, accounting for almost one-fourth of its total population. Tribes like Santhal, Munda, Oraon, and Ho have a strong presence in the state.

  9. Tourist Attractions: Jharkhand boasts several tourist attractions including the Ranchi Hill, Hundru Falls, Betla National Park, Netarhat, Hazaribagh National Park, and Tata Steel Zoological Park.

  10. Culture: The culture of Jharkhand is rich and diverse, reflecting the traditions and lifestyles of its tribal communities. Various festivals like Sarhul, Karma, and Sohrai are celebrated with great enthusiasm.

  11. Education: Jharkhand has several educational institutions including universities, engineering colleges, medical colleges, and research institutions contributing to the educational development of the state.

  12. Government: Like other states in India, Jharkhand has a parliamentary system of government with a Governor appointed by the President of India and a Chief Minister elected by the state legislature.

These are some key facts about Jharkhand, outlining its geography, culture, economy, and other important aspects.

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