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Chhattisgarh was formed on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh is a state in central India. It is the 10th largest state in India, with an area of 135,194 km2 (52,199 sq mi) and with a population of 25.5 million. Chhattisgarh is the 16th most-populated state of the nation. It is a source of electricity and steel for India, accounting for 15% of the total steel produced in the country. It is one of the fastest-developing states in India.
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Chhattisgarh was formed on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh is a state in central India. It is the 10th largest state in India, with an area of 135,194 km2 (52,199 sq mi). With a population of 25.5 million, Chhattisgarh is the 16th most-populated state of the nation. This state is a good source of electricity and steel for India, accounting for 15% of the total steel production in the country.

Facts about Chhattisgarh:                                   

1.Area

1,35,191sq.km

2.Establishment

1 November 2000

3. Population

2.55 cr. (2011 census)

4. Principal official Language

The official language of the state is Hindi. Odia, Marathi, Telugu also spoken

5. Climate

The climate of Chhattisgarh is tropical. It is hot and humid because of its proximity to the Tropic of Cancer.

Summer in Chhattisgarh temperatures can reach 45 °C (113 °F)

6. Capital 

Raipur

7. Members of Lok Sabha

11 (Rajya Sabha seats_5 )

8. Legislature

Unicameral (90 seats)

9. Airports

Swami Vivekananda Airport,Raipur

10. Major Cities

Raipur,BilaspurDurg,Bhilai,Rajnandgaon,

Chirmiri,Mahasamund,Dhamtari,Raigarh,Ambikapur,Jagdalpur

11. Festivals

Bastar Dussehra/ Durga Puja,Bastar Lokotsa,Madai Festival,Rajim Kumbh Mela,Pakhanjore Mela (Nara Narayan Mela),Bhoramdeo Festival,Goncha Festival,Teeja Festival,Champaran Mela

12. Economy  Size

US$ 36.33 billion,

Its 80% of total working population depends on agriculture sector.

13. Literacy

71.04%

14. State Density

189 person/ km2

15. Districts

27

16.Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

991 per thousand male



17. Principal Folk Dances

Panthi, Rawat Nacha, Pandwani, Chaitra, Kaksar, Saila and Soowa

18. Principal Rivers

 Mahanadi, Godawari, Ganga, Narmada. Mahanadi is the lifeline of this state.

19. Principal Minerals

Iron Ore, Lime Stone, Dolomite, Coal,  Bauxite, Corundum, Garnet, Quartz, Marble, Diamond

20. Tourist & Historical Places

Bhoramdeo Temple,Arjuna’s Rath,Shadani Darbar(Raipur), hri Rajiv Lochan Mandir(Raipur),Lakshman Temple (Mahasamund),Pasharwanath Tirth (Durg)

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