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Chhattisgarh Important facts, point, and general knowledge (GK) for any upcoming competitive government job examination such as UPSC, IAS, Civil Service, Railway, Banking, SSC, CGL, Defense, etc.

Initially, Chhattisgarh was an integral part of Madhya Pradesh. However, in the year 2000, it was split from Madhya Pradesh. Chhattisgarh is the 10 largest state of India. It is the sixteenth most populated state in India.

In the 7th century BC, Hieun Tsang, a Chinese Scholar, and traveler visited here. Dalai Lama has visited this place also.

Saba Anjum Karim, Teejan Bai, Anupama Bhagwat, Shekhar Sen, etc are some famous personalities of this state of India. Kankerghati National Park, Indravati National Park, Kanger Valley National Park, etc with large forest areas mountain hills make this state rich biodiversity. local famous dance such as Saila Dance, Karma, Sua Nacha makes the state culture-rich.

Around 70 percent of the “Kend” leaf or “Tendu” leaf is produced here, these leaves are used to make “Biri” – a smoking thing just like a cigarette made of leaves. Around 15% of the total steel of India produced in Chhattisgarh. Around 80% of area hare is covered by forest and mountain or hills.

# Notable Points of Chhattishgarh

FormationThe formation date of Chattisgarh is 1st November 2000 as the 26th state.
AreaThe total area of this state is 135000 square km.
ClimateTropical
PopulationAccording to census 2011, the total population of Chattisgarh is 29,000,000.
Population Density210/km2
Sex Ratio911
Literacy70.21%
Official LanguageHindi
Chief MinisterBhupesh Baghel
GovernorAnusuiya Uikey
No of District28
CapitalRaipur
Largest CityRaipur
AirportsSwami Vivekananda Airport located in the district of Raipur.
GDPUSD 51 billion. Holding GDP rank 17th in India.
LegislatureUnicameral (90+1 seats)
Lok Sabha Seat11
State SongArpa Pairi Ke Dhar
State animalWild Asian Buffalo
State BirdHill Myna
State FlowerRhynchostylis gigantea
State TreeSal
Known For/AsChhattisgarh is known as “Rice Bowl of India“. In ancient times, it was known as Dakshina Kosala (South Kosala).
Famous danceThere are 8 Traditional Folk Dances of Chhattisgarh. These are Saila Dance, Karma, Sua Nacha, Pandavani, Panthi Dance, Jhirliti, and Gendi.
Famous FestivalsDusshera
Famous TemplesMaa Bamleshwari Devi, Mahamaya Temple, Chandrahasini Devi Temple, Banjari Mata Mandir etc.
Important TribesGond, Abuj Maria, Bison Horn Maria, Muria, Halba, Dhurvaa, Kol, karba etc,
Important RiverMahanadi, Ganga, Godavari, and Narmada. Mahanadi is the biggest river in this state.
Mountains or HillsBaila Dila, Kailash Nagar, Maikal Hills, Dongargarh
Highest PeakThe highest named peak in Chhattisgarh is Gaurlata with the elevation of 1225 m (4019 ft)
Important DamsDudhawa Dam, Gangrel Dam, Hasdeo Bango Dam, Kherkatta Reservoir, Murrum Silli Dam. Sondur Dam.
Important Power plantsAvantha Korba West Power Station, DBPL Baradarha Thermal Power Station, Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukharjee Thermal Power Station, Hasdeo Thermal Power Station, Jindal Tamnar Thermal Power Plant, Korba Super Thermal Power Plant, Korba Thermal Power Station, KSK Mahanadi Power Project, Marwa Thermal Power Plant, NSPCL Bhilai Power Plant, Raikheda Thermal Power Station, Sipat Thermal Power Plant, LARA Super Thermal Power Project, etc.
Industriessteel, aluminum, cement, thermal power, mining
MineralsPrecious stones & diamonds, iron ore, coal, limestone, dolomite, tin ore, bauxite, and gold.
AgricultureThe main crops are rice, maize, Kodo-kutki, and other small millets and pulses; oilseeds, such as groundnuts, soybeans, and sunflowers, are also grown. Kodo Millet is used as Life Saving Medicine in Chhattisgarh.
LakesThe most prominent lakes of Chhattisgarh, Arpa, Kodar, Jhumka, Banki, and Kodar, are spread throughout the condition in different regions. Other important lakes are Budhapara Lake, Budha Talab, Telibandha Talab Lake, Maharajabandh Lake, etc. Budha Talab, which literally means old lake or aged pond, is amongst the largest lakes in the city of Raipur. Dalpat Sagar Lake is the biggest artificial lake in the state.
National ParksIndravati National Park, Kanger Valley National Park, Guru Ghasi Das National Park are famous in this state.

# Other Facts of Chhattisgarh

  • Kosa sild a variety of Tussar silk. It is famous in the world for its texture and hue and is produced in Kobra and Champa in Chattisgarh from cocoons on Arjun, sal, and Saja tree.
  • Chhattisgarh is one of the states with a majority of tribal population. Schedule caste and schedule tribes have taken together for 50% of the population.
  • Motorcycle ambulance is being used to save lives of people who lie in remote areas of Chhatisgarh where an ambulance cannot reach. so far it has saved the lives of more than 200 pregnant women.
  • Chitrakoot falls is a horseshoe-shaped waterfall in Batsar district. It is known as, “The Niagara of India” as it appears wider due to its structure.
  • Bhoramdeo temple located in Kabir Dham district was built around the 11th century by Nagwanshi. Due to its erotic sculptures, it is also called the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh.
  • Official Website of Chhattisgarh: cgstate.gov.in

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