Chhattisgarh is a state located in central India. It was formed on November 1, 2000, when it was carved out of the state of Madhya Pradesh. The capital of Chhattisgarh is Raipur, and its largest city is Bhilai. The state is known for its rich mineral resources, including coal, iron ore, and limestone. Chhattisgarh is also known for its tribal culture and diverse range of languages and customs.

The state is known for its rich cultural heritage. The state has many famous tourist destinations such as Chitrakoot, Champaran, and Surguja, which are popular for their natural beauty, temples, and ancient cave paintings. Chhattisgarh is also known for its rich mineral resources. The state is a major producer of coal, iron ore, and limestone. The state also has a strong agricultural sector, with the main crops being rice, wheat, and maize.

Below are some important facts to remember about 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.

State Symbols of Chhattisgarh
Category English Term
Animal Wild buffalo
Bird Hill myna
Flower Rhynchostylis gigantea
Tree Sal
Song Arpa Pairi Ke Dhar