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Chhattisgarh

• The state of Chhattisgarh was formed on 01 November, 2000 with 16 districts from Madhya. At present the state has 27 districts.

• Chhattisgarh is the 10th largest state by area. Total area size of the state is 135,190 sq km.

• Chhattisgarh is the 16th largest state in terms of population.

• Its total population is approximately 2.8 cores according to 2011 census.

• Literacy rate in Chhattisgarh's is 71.04%.

• The native language of people of Chhattisgarh is Chhattisgarhi.

• The official language of the state is Hindi.

• The economy of the state mainly depends on agriculture, electrical power and steel production. It is an important hub for steel and electrical power production of in India. The state produce about 15% of the total steel production in India.

• Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh.

• Chhattisgarh shares the borders with the states of Maharashtra in the west, Andhra Pradesh in the south, Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Jharkhand in the northeast, Uttar Pradesh in the north and Orissa in the east.

• Chhattisgarh is primarily a rural state with only 20% of population residing in urban areas.

• More than one-third of the state’s residents belong to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Gond, Muriya, Munda, Abujmaria are some of the tribal communities found in Chhattisgarh.

• Raipur, Bilaspur, Raigarh, Durg are some of the major cities in the state.

• Mahanandi, Indravati, Son are the main rivers of Chhattisgarh.

• Major tourist centers in the state are Bhoramdev, Champaranya, Chitrakoot, Indrawati National Park, Bastar, Kangerghati National Park, Danteswari Temple etc.

Districts of Chhattisgarh
District Headquarters Area (km2) Population (2011) Population Density (/km2)
Balod Balod 3,527 8,26,165 234
Baloda Bazar Baloda Bazar 4,748 13,05,343 275
Balrampur Balrampur 3,806 5,98,855 157
Bastar Jagdalpur 4,030 13,02,253 87
Bemetara Bemetara 2,855 1,97,035 69
Bijapur Bijapur 6,562 2,29,832 35
Bilaspur Bilaspur 5,818 19,61,922 337
Dantewada Dantewada 3,411 5,33,638 59
Dhamtari Dhamtari 2,029 7,99,199 394
Durg Durg 8,542 33,43,079 391
Gariaband Gariaband 5,823 5,97,653 103
Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi Gaurela-Pendra-Marwahi 1,682
Janjgir-Champa Naila Janjgir 3,848 16,20,632 421
Jashpur Jashpur Nagar 5,825 8,52,043 146
Kabirdham Kawardha 4,237 5,84,667 195
Kanker Kanker 6,513 7,48,593 115
Kondagaon Kondagaon 7769 5,78,326 74
Korba Korba 6,615 12,06,563 183
Koriya Baikunthpur 6,578 6,59,039 100
Mahasamund Mahasamund 4,779 10,32,275 216
Mungeli Mungeli 2,750 7,01,707 255
Narayanpur Narayanpur 6,640 1,40,206 20
Raigarh Raigarh 7,068 14,93,627 211
Raipur Raipur 13,083 40,62,160 310
Rajnandgaon Rajnandgaon 8,062 15,37,520 191
Sukma Sukma 5,636 2,49,000 49
Surajpur Surajpur 6,787 6,60,280 150
Surguja Ambikapur 3,265 4,20,661 150





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