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About Chhattisgarh

Known as �Dakshin Kosal� in ancient times, Chhattisgarh is a state with several unique features, such as abundant natural resources, rich biodiversity, and rich cultural diversity.  With all major minerals including diamonds in abundance, it is the richest State in mineral resources. Chhattisgarh takes its name from 36 (Chattis is thirty-six in Hindi and Garh is Fort) princely states in this region from very old times. It borders Madhya Pradesh on the northwest, Maharashtra on the west, Andhra Pradesh on the south, Odisha on the east, Jharkhand on the northeast and Uttar Pradesh on the north. Chhattisgarh is a 21st century State, came into being on November 1, 2000. It spans an area of about 135,194 km� and its population is over 20,795,956. The state capital is Raipur and the language is Chhattisgarhi. Mahanadi, one of largest rivers in India, originates from Chhattisgarh. The people are friendly, open, warm and industrious.


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