25 Major Facts About the State of Chhattisgarh

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25 Major Facts About the State of Chhattisgarh: Chhattisgarh is an Indian state in central India. It is a landlocked state. Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh. It is the 17th most populous state in India. It was carved out of Madhya Pradesh. Here are the list of 25 major facts about the state of Chhattisgarh.

25 Major Facts About the State of Chhattisgarh

1. Chhattisgarh is a landlocked state in central India.

2. Chhattisgarh is the 10th largest Indian state by area.

3. Chhattisgarh is the 17th most populous state in India.

4. Chhattisgarh shares its border with Uttar Pradesh to the north, Madhya Pradesh to the northwest, Maharashtra to the southwest, Jharkhand to the northeast, Odisha to the east, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to the south.

5. Chhattisgarh was carved out of Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 2000. It become the 26th state of India.

6. Raipur is the capital city of Chhattisgarh. It is also the largest city in Chhattisgarh.

7. Chhattisgarh has the third largest forest by area in India, after Madhya Pradesh and Arunachal Pradesh.

8. In ancient times, Chhattisgarh was known as Dakshina Kosala (South Kosala), the native of Rama’s mother Kausalya.

9. Chhattisgarh was popularized later during the time of the Maratha empire. It was first used in an official document in 1795.

10. Hindi is the official language of the state of Chhattisgarh, but Chhattisgarhi is widely spoken in Chhattisgarh.

11. Chhattisgarh covers an area of approximately 135,194 square kilometers.

12. The Gaurlata is the highest point in the state of Chhattisgarh. It is located near Samri, Balrampur-Ramajujganj district of Chhattisgarh.

13. The Mahanadi is the chief river of Chhattisgarh. The other main rivers of this state are Hasdeo, Rihand, Indravati, Jonk, Arpa and Shivnath.

14. The van bhainsa or wild Asian buffalo is the state animal of Chhattisgarh.

15. The pahari myna or hill myna is the state bird of Chhattisgarh.

16. The Sal (Sarai) is the state tree of Chhattisgarh. It is found in Bastar division of Chhattisgarh.

17. The French Marigold is the state flower of Chhattisgarh. This flower is also known as Tagetes patula.

18. The state fruit of the state of Chhattisgarh is Jackfruit.

19. Swami Vivekananda Airport is the primary airport in Raipur, Chhattisgarh. The other airports in Chhattisgarh are Bilaspur Airport, Jagdalpur Airport and Ambikapur Airport.

20. Chhattisgarh is also called the ‘rice bowl of central India’. Rice is the main crop of Chhattisgarh.

21. Pola, Nawakhai, Dussehra, Diwali, Holi, and Gowardhan puja are some of the major festivals of Chhattisgarh.

22. Panthi, Rawat Nacha, and Saila are the main folk dances of the state of Chhattisgarh.

23. Chhattisgarh has the biggest population of ST of any state. SC and ST make up half of the population of Chhattisgarh.

24. Temple of Bhoramdeo is also known as Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh because of its exotic sculptures.

25. Chitrakote Falls and Tirathgarh Falls are one of the most popular tourist destinations of Chhattisgarh.

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