Facts and Interesting Points About Chhattisgarh

Interesting Points About Chhattisgarh

  • Chhattisgarh was anciently known as Dakshina Kosala. The state shares its border with 7 states – Uttar Pradesh in the north, Jharkhand in the northeast, Odisha in the east, Andhra Pradesh in the south, Telangana in the southwest, Maharashtra in the west, and Madhya Pradesh in the northwest.
  • Chhattisgarh is home to several tribes with the Gonds of Bastar being the most prominent among them. More than 50% of the state population consists of tribal people.
  • To provide medical services and transport the emergency patients of remote villages of the state to hospitals, Chhattisgarh became the first in the country to effectively implement Motorcycle-ambulances in its state.
  • As the state is one of the major exporters of rice, The same term “Rice Bowl of India” is also used for Chhattisgarh State along with Andhra Pradesh.
  • Chhattisgarh State became the first state in India to have a Dedicated University of Dance and Music. The name of the university is Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya which is located in Khairagarh of the state.
  • The state produces 15% of the total steel produced in India.
  • The 75-day-long festival of goddess Danteswari Mata popularly known as Bastar Dussehra is Celebrated by the local people of the state. It is the longest festival in the world
  • Chhattisgarh is famous for Kosa silk. The silk is well known for its soft texture.
  • Jal-Jali is a popular travel destination where the ground vibrates. When travellers walk or jump on the ground, it creates an earthquake feeling.
  • Chitrakot Waterfalls in Chhattisgarh is Known as Niagara Falls of India.
  • Bhoramdeo Temple is popularly called the Khajuraho of Chhattisgarh.

More Informations About Chhattisgarh

General Details About Chhattisgarh

Formation 1 November 2000
Capital Raipur
Governor Anusuiya Uikey
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel
Chief Justice Arup Kumar Goswami
Districts 32
Area (km2) 135,192
Lok Sabha Seats 11
Rajya Sabha Seats 5
State Legislative Assembly Seats 91
Languages Chhattisgarhi, Hindi, Gondi, Marathi, Urdu, Oriya, Gujarati, Punjabi

State Symbols of Chhattisgarh

State Animal Wild Water Buffalo
State Bird Hill Myna
State Tree Shorea Robusta
State Flower Rhynchostylis Gigantea

Demography of Chhattisgarh

Population (2011 Census) 25,545,198
Population Density (per km2) 189
Sex ratio (Females per 1000 males) 991
Literacy Rate (%) 70.28

Forest & Wildlife Reserves in Chhattisgarh

  1. Guru Ghasidas National Park
  2. Indravati National Park
  3. Kanger Ghati National Park
  4. Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
  5. Bhairamgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  6. Bhoramdev Wildlife Sanctuary
  7. PamedWild Buffalo Wildlife Sanctuary
  8. Udanti Wild Buffalo Wildlife Sanctuary
  9. Semarsot Wildlife Sanctuary
  10. Tamor Pingla Wildlife Sanctuary
  11. Barnawapara Wildlife Sanctuary
  12. Sitanadi Wildlife Sanctuary
  13. Badalkohl Wildlife Sanctuary
  14. Achanakmar-Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve

Major Rivers in Chhattisgarh

  1. Mahanadi
  2. Hasdon River
  3. Kharun River
  4. Shivnath River
  5. Pairi River
  6. Mand River
  7. Tandula River
  8. Eeb River
  9. Jonk River
  10. Doodh River
  11. Kelo River

Important Mountains in Chhattisgarh

  1. Tulasi Dongar (1194 m)
  2. Baila Dila Mountain (Famous for excellent-quality Iron ore)
  3. Gadiya Mountain
  4. Doli Gutta
  5. Manguru Pahar
  6. Munnur Konda

Agriculture in Chhattisgarh

Major Crops Paddy, Maize, Jowar, Groundnut, Gram and Wheat
Cash Crops Pulses, Groundnut, Soybean, Sunflower, Beans, Cauliflower, Cabbage etc.
Fruits Mango, Guava, Lime, Anola, Cheku, Cashewnut, Litchi, etc

Mineral Deposits in Chhattisgarh

  1. Iron Ore
  2. Coal
  3. Bauxite
  4. Limestone
  5. Dolomite
  6. Diamond
  7. Tin
  8. Zinc
  9. Lead
  10. Copper
  11. Gold
  12. Corundum
  13. Granite

Airports in Chhattisgarh

  1. Iron and Steel Industries
  2. Cement factories
  3. Aluminium Industries
  4. Thermal Power plants

Airports in Chhattisgarh

  1. Swami Vivekananda International Airport (Raipur)
  2. Jagdalpur Airport (Jagdalpur)
  3. Bilaspur Airport (Bilaspur)

Traditional Dances in Chhattisgarh

  1. Kapalik dance
  2. Panthi dance
  3. Saila dance
  4. Raut nacha
  5. Sua nacha
  6. Pandavani dance
  7. Jhirliti dance
  8. Gendi dance
  9. Jhirliti dance

Art and Crafts of Chhattisgarh

  1. Dhokra metal art (brass, and bronze metal works)
  2. Wrought iron artifacts and figurines
  3. Tumba craft using hollow gourd shells
  4. Terracotta pottery works
  5. Bamboo crafts
  6. Woodcarving art
  7. Godna tattoo
  8. Pithora wall paintings
  9. Stonecarving art

Regional Festivals Chhattisgarh

  1. Bastar Lokotsav
  2. Goncha Festival
  3. Bhoramdeo Festival
  4. Bastar Dussera
  5. Pola
  6. Narayanpur Fair
  7. Madai Festival
  8. Surhul
  9. Rajim kumbh mela
  10. Champaran Fair
  11. Teej Festival
  12. Chackradhara Samaroh

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