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Discover Chhattisgarh

Discover Chhattisgarh

 

Chhattisgarh at a glance 

Date of Formation November 1, 2000
Capital Raipur
Districts 27
Area 1, 35,191 sq. km. (9th largest state)
Demographics Population 2,55,40,196 (Census 2011)
Density 189 persons per sq. km.
Sex Ratio 991 females per 1000 males
Literacy Rate
Forest Area

44 percent forest cover

3 national parks and 11 wildlife sanctuaries

One of the 3 richest biospheres in the country

Climate Tropical, with hot summers and cool winters
Average Rainfall 125 cm
Rivers Mahanadi is the main river, with Shivnath, Hasdeo, Kelo, Arpa as tributaries. Indrawati is another major river.
Road Length 35,411 km including 12 NH
Rail Length 1187 km of Rail network and highest freight loading capacity
Airport Raipur (with night landing facilities; soon to host international flights)
Airstrips Bhilai, Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh, Jadgalpur, Ambikapur, Jashpurnagar and Sarangarh
Languages Hindi, Chhattisgarhi, Local dialects and English.
Time Zone GMT + 5.30 hrs
High court Chhattisgarh High Court, Bilaspur
Labour Court and Industrial Disputes Tribunal Raipur
Industrial Areas Urla, Siltara, Sirgitti and Tifra
GSDP Growth Rate (2013-14)
Unemployment Rate 14/1000 persons (2012-13)- Lowest in India