30 Key Facts About Jharkhand [15th Largest State in India]

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30 Key Facts About Jharkhand: Jharkhand is a state in eastern India. The capital of Jharkhand is Ranchi. Jharkhand is the 15th largest state by area and 14th largest state by population. The official language of Jharkhand is Hindi. Here are the list of 30 key facts about Jharkhand.

30 Key Facts About Jharkhand

1. Jharkhand is a state in eastern India.

2. Jharkhand shares its border with West Bengal to the east, Chhattisgarh to the west, Uttar Pradesh to the northwest, Bihar to the north, and Odisha to the south.

3. Jharkhand is the 15th largest state by area.

4. Jharkhand is the 14th largest state by population.

5. Hindi is the official language of Jharkhand.

6. Ranchi is the capital and Dumka is the sub-capital of Jharkhand.

7. Baidyanath Dham, Parasnath, Dewri and Rajrappa are major religious sites in Jharkhand.

8. The word ‘Jhar’ means ‘forest’ and ‘Khand’ means ‘land’ in various Indo-Aryan languages. ‘Jharkhand means ‘forest land’.

9. Jharkhand becomes the 28th state of India on November 15, 2000. It was carved out of the southern part of Bihar.

10. Jharkhand is known as the ‘land of forests’. It is endowed with abundant mineral resources, including coal, iron ore, mica, and bauxite.

11. Ranchi, Jamshedpur, and Bokaro are prominent industrial cities in Jharkhand.

12. Tata Steel is one of India’s largest steel producers. Its headquarters is located in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.

13. Santhal, Munda, Oraon, and Ho are some major tribes in Jharkhand.

14. Betla National Park is the only national park in Jharkhand. It is located in Latehar and Palamu district of Jharkhand.

15. Hundru Falls in Ranchi, Dassam Falls in Ranchi, and Jonha Falls in Ranchi are the popular waterfalls in Jharkhand.

16. The Jagannath Temple in Ranchi and the Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple in Deoghar are important religious sites.

17. Parasnath Hill is a significant pilgrimage site for Jains. It is located in Giridih, Jharkhand. It is also called as Sri Sammed Sikharji by Jains.

18. Mahendra Singh Dhoni is an Indian cricketer. He belongs to Jharkhand.

19. Birsa Munda Airport is located in Jharkhand. It is the largest domestic airport in Jharkhand.

20. Sarhul, Karma, and Sohrai are some of the prominent tribal festivals celebrated in Jharkhand.

21. Jharkhand celebrated its foundation day on November 15 annually.

22. The total area of Jharkhand is 79,710 square kilometers.

23. Rankini Temple of Jadugora is famous in Jharkhand, as well as in Odisha, Bihar, West Bengal.

24. Netarhat is a hill station in Jharkhand. It is also referred to as the ‘Queen of Chotanagpur’.

25. State Museum Hotwar in Ranchi and Tribal Research Institute and Museum in Ranchi showcase various cultural heritage and tribal culture of Jharkhand.

26. The JSCA International Stadium is located in Ranchi, Jharkhand. It is an international cricket stadium.

27. Jhollywood is the film industry of Jharkhand.

28. The staple foods of Jharkhand are rice, dal, vegetables, and tubers.

29. The constitutional head of the government of Jharkhand is the governor. The governor is appointed by the President of India.

30. Babulal Morandi was the first chief minister of Jharkhand. Prabhat Kumar was the first governor of Jharkhand.

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