State of Chhattisgarh-Map-Population-Culture-Economy-Tourism-Capital etc

State of Chhattisgarh-Map-Population-Culture-Economy-Tourism-Capital

State of Chhattisgarh

Capital: Raipur
Chhattisgarh logo /Emblem

Area: 1,36,034 sq km

Date of Formation: 1 Nov. 2000 State

Neighbouring States: MP, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, UP, Jharkhand.

Population: 25.540,196, Males: 12,827,915, Females: 12,712,281, Sex-ratio. 991, Density: 189,  Decadal growth: 22,59%, Literacy: 15,598,314 (total 71.04%, male 81.45%, female 60.59%).

No of Districts: 27, Villages: 19.744, Towns: 97

Legislative Bodie: State Legislature-Unicameral, Assembly Seats: 90, Parliament: Lok Sabha Seats: 11(6+1+4), Rajya Sabha Seats:5

Main Political Parties: BJP,INC,BSP, NCP.

Seat of High Court: Bilaspur.

Chief Languages: Chhattisgarhi, Hindi.

Major Religions: Hinduism.

Main Towns: Raipur,Bilaspur, Baikunthpur, Jashpur, Champa, Rajgarh, Jagdalpur. Korba, Mahasamund, Ambikapur, Durg, Bhilai, Raj Nandgaon.

(a) Rivers: Mahanadi Indravati, Pairi, Hasdo, Son, Sabari
(b) National Park: Indravati NP-Dantewadi: Sanjay NP-Kank-Sarguja-Koriya Dist, Kangerghati NP-Kanker. 
Cultivation: in 35% land area. Irrigation: 13.28 lakh hectares.

Sanctuaries: Achanakmar, Pamed, Badalkhole, Samarsot, Sitanadi,  Gomardhas, Bbhoram Deo and Undanti.

(a) Minerals: Copper, Coal, lron, Limestone, Manganese and a diamond reserve
(b) industries: most industries are mineral based like BALCO or Bhilai Steel plant, or forest based
(c) Agricultural Products: Chironji, harhar, baheda, Tendu leaves, mahu flowers and sal seeds-pre-dominently forest products. 80 % people are occupied agriculture.

Transport & Communications: 
(a) Road Length: 33.448 km, NH-2.225 km, SH-5.240 km 
(b) Railway Length 1,053km 
(c) Main Railway Stations: Raipur, Bilaspur, Dury, Korba, Raigarh, and Rajnandgaon)
(d) Airports: Raipur, (Airstrips: Bilaspur, Bhilai, Ambikapur, Korba, Jagdalpur, Jashpurnagar and Rajnandgaon).

Tourism: Important attracrtions: Champaran the birthplace of the Saint Vallabhacharya, with a temple named after him: National Parks (3), Wildlife sanctuaries (11): a major destination for eco-tourism.

(a) Festivals: Pola, Nawakhai, Dussehara, Diawali, Holi, Govardha Puja.
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