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Chhattisgarh

Administration
Full nameChhattisgarh
Native nameछत्तीसगढ़
CountryIndia
Established2000-11-01
Government
CapitalRaipur
GovernorShekhar Dutt
Chief MinisterRaman Singh (BJP)
LegislatureUnicameral (90 seats)
Parliamentary constituency11 (year 2010)
High CourtChhattisgarh High Court
Geography
Total Area52184.9 sq mi (135194 km2)
Area rank10th
Demography
Total Population25540196 (17th) (2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 codeIN-CT
HDI(+) 0.516 (medium)
HDI rank23rd (2005)
Literacy64.7% (23rd)
Official languagesHindi, Chhattisgarhi

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Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarhi/Hindi: छत्तीसगढ़, -hnstʃʰət̪ˈt̪iːsɡəɽʱpronChattisgarh is a state in Central India, formed when the 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking South-Eastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained separate statehood on 1 November 2000.

Raipur is the biggest city and the capital of the state. Chhattisgarh is the 10th-largest state in India with an area of . By population it ranks as the seventeenth largest state of the nation. It is an important electrical power and steel producing state of India. Chhattisgarh produces 15 per cent of the steel made in the country.

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


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