Chhattisgarh

CHHATTISGARH

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Chhattisgarh is a heavily forested state in central India known for its temples and waterfalls. Near the capital Raipur, the town of Sirpur on the Mahanadi River is home to the red-brick Lakshmana (Laxman) Temple, decorated with carvings from Indian mythology. In the south, the city of Jagdalpur hosts the Sanjay Market on Sundays, a bartering place for local tribes. The huge Chitrakoot Falls lie to the northwest.

CapitalRaipur
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel
GovernorBalramji Das Tandon
National ParkIndravati National park
Kanger Ghati National Park (Kanger Valley) National Park
Tiger ReserveIndravati
Udanti – Sitanadi
Achanakumar
Dams & RiversDudhawa Dam (Dhamatri district Mahanadi river)
Gangrel Dam also known as R.S. Sagar Dam (Mahanadi River)
Hasdeo Bango Dam (Hasdeo river)
Murrum Silli Dam (Sillari River a Tributary of Mahanadi River)
Tandula Dam (Mahanadi River)
Population (census 2011)25,545,198 (increased by 22.61%)
Area (sq km census 2011)135,192
Density189
Sex – Ratio991
LiteracyLiteracy
Folk DancesPanthi, Pandwani, RautNacha, Karma
Power plantsTopworth Steels & power ltd
Thermal Power ltd
Chhattisgarh power ltd
Bhilai Iron & Steel Centre
Important FestivalsDusshera,
Madai Festival,
Bhagoriya Festival,
Kajari Festival,
Hariyali,
Kora,
Navakhani
Cherta Festivals
Important StadiumsShaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Cricket Stadium,
International Hockey Stadium