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Full nameJharkhand
Established15 November 2000
GovernorSyed Ahmed
Chief MinisterArjun Munda (BJP)
LegislatureUnicameral (81 seats)
Parliamentary constituency14
High CourtJharkhand High Court
Total Area30769.6 sq mi (79714 km2)
Area rank15th
Total Population32966238 (13th) (2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 codeIN-JH
HDI(+) 0.513 (medium)
HDI rank24th (2005)
Literacy67.63% (27th)
Official languagesHindi

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Jharkhand ( , pronounced -hnsˈdʒʱaːrkʰəɳɖJharkhand is a state in eastern India. It was carved out of the southern part of Bihar on 15 November 2000. Jharkhand shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Orissa to the south, and West Bengal to the east. It has an area of .

The industrial city of Ranchi is its capital and Dumka is sub capital while Jamshedpur is the largest city of the state. Some of the other major cities and industrial centres are Dhanbad, Bokaro and Hazaribagh.

The name "Jharkhand" means "The Land of Forests".

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