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Chhattisgarh is once known to be a part of Madhya Pradesh before 1 November 2000 after that it was separated from M.P. The name ‘Chhattisgarh’ originated due to its 36 forts. It came in existence when the Marathas ruled this region in the 18th century after it was used in an official document of that time.

The following table will tell more about the GK of Chhattisgarh and Its history.

S.No Description Answer
1. Founded on 1 November 2000
2. Capital Formation 1 November 2000, Raipur
3. Largest city Raipur
4. Also Known as Rice bowl of India
5. Ruled By
  • Sharabhpurias
  • Kalachuri
  • Nagavanshi
  • Maratha rule (Bhonsales of Nagpur)
6. Major Historical Events
  • 10th century- The region was ruled by Rajput family Haihaya dynasty.
  • 1741- Marathas attacked in Chhattisgarh and destroyed the Haihaya power
  • 1818- Chhattisgarh came under British control for the first time
  • 1st November 2000 – Chhattisgarh became a separate state

Geographical Structure

Chhattisgarh is the 9th largest state in India. Chhattisgarh covers an area of 1,35,192 square kilometres with a total population over 2.9 Crores. the average temperature of Chhattisgarh is 40°C in Summers and 25°C in Winters.

S.No Description Summary
1. Total Area 135,192 km²
2. Population 29 million
3. The rank of the state Area Rank:-9th

Population Rank:- 17th

4. Population Density 210/km2 (560/sq mi)
5. State Bounded By
  • Uttar Pradesh and Jharkhand  (North)
  • Odisha (East)
  • Andhra Pradesh (South)
  • Maharastra and Madhya Pradesh (West)
6. Soil
  • Red–Yellow Soil
  • Red Sandy
  • Loam soil
  • Black soil
  • Laterite Soil
7. Minerals
  • Bauxite
  • Dolomite
  • Iron Ore
  • Limestone
  • Garnet
  • Tin
8. Major Crops
  • Grain
  • Wheat
  • Corn
  • Peanut
  • Legume
  • Hazelnut
9. Forest Area 59,772 km²
10. Climate Tropical Monsoon Climate
11. Rivers
  • Arpa
  • Jonk
  • Godavari
  • Gopad
  • Kanhar
  • Savri
  • Sankh
  • Shivnath
  • Mahanadi
12. Major Dam Name: Minimata (Hasdeo) Bango
River: Hasdeo
13. Major Flora
  • Bamboo
  • Coconut
  • Mangoes
  • Cashew
  • Jackfruit
  • Pineapples
  • Blackberries
14. Major Fauna
  • Blue bull
  • Wild boar
  • Chinkara
  • Blackbuck
  • Sambhar
  • Barking Deer
  • Wild dog
  • Wild boar
  • Jackals hyena
  • Crocodiles
  • Tigers

Administrative Structure

The capital and largest city of Chhattisgarh in Raipur. Current Chief Minister of Chhatisgarh is Bhupesh Baghel (INC). In ancient times, Chhattisgarh was known as Dakshina Kosala. It becomes popularised during the times of the Maratha Empire and was first used in official documents in 1795.

S.No Description Summary
1. Capital Raipur
2. Administrative HQ Raipur
3. Chief Ministers Bhupesh Baghel (INC)
4. Governor Anusuiya Uikey
5. State Animal Wild Asian buffalo
6. State Bird Common hill Myna
7. State Flower Lady’s Slipper
8. State Tree Sal
9. District 28
10. Loksabha Seats 11
11. Rajya Sabha Seats 5
12. Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) 90+1
13. Major Airport
  • Swami Vivekananda
  • International Airport
  • Jagdalpur Airport
  • Raigarh Airport
14. Railway Stations
  • Akaltara
  • Ambikapur
  • Bagbahra
  • Balod
  • Balpur Halt
  • Baradwar
  • Belgahna
15. Official Language
  • Hindi
16. Time Zone UTC+05:30 (IST)
17. Postal Code Different according to Area
18. Vehicle Code CG —
19. Judiciary Chattisgarh High Court
20. Seal
Chhattisgarh logo

Chhattisgarh logo


Religion Percentage
Hinduism 93.25%
Islam 2.01%
Christianity 1.92%
Sikhism 0.27%
Buddhism 0.27%
Jainism  0.24%
Sarnaism or not religious 3.01%

National Parks

Name Area
Guru Ghasidas (Sanjay) National Park 1440.71 Km2
Indravati National Park 1258.37 Km2
Kanger Ghati National Park 200 Km2

Arts & Culture

Chhattisgarh has a heritage of robust culture. the state is the storehouse of Performing arts, Literature and crafts. The culture of Chhattisgarh includes various types of traditional Dances, Music, cuisines, traditional dress etc. which includes a lot in general knowledge of Chhattisgarh. Mostly asked in CG SET 2020.

The table below shows some more detailed information about the Arts and Culture of Chhattisgarh

S.No Description Summary
1. Folk Dance
  • Panthi (Most Important)
  • Rawat Nacha
  • Pandwani
  • Chaitra
  • Kaksar
  • Saila
  • Khamb-swang
  • Bhatra Naat
  • Rahas
  • Raai
  • Maao-Pata
  • Soowa
2. Music
  • Pandavani
3. Major Festival
  • Bastar Dussera
  • Bastar Lokotsav
  • Madai Festival
  • Bhoramdeo Festival
  • Goncha Festival
  • Teeja Festival
  • Champaran Mela
  • Narayanpur Mela
  • Pola
  • Hareli
  • First fruit Festival
4. Cuisine (Famous Food)
  • Aamat
  • Bafauri
  • Bhajia
  • Chousela
  • Dubkikadhi
  • Farra
  • Khurmi
  • Moong Bara
  • Thethari
  • Muthia
5. Traditional Dress Men: Dhotis and Headgears

Lugda (Knee length and full length)
Polkha (Blouse)


The Economy of Chhattisgarh is very good with a nominal GDP of ₹3.62 lakh crore.  Chhattisgarh is rich in Tea Production, Agriculture, Agricultural products etc. Agriculture is counted as the chief economic occupation of the state with the product like Pulses, Rice, Millet, Oilseeds, groundnuts, soybeans and Sunflower. State is ranked as the 17th largest tea producing state in India. Chhattisgarh’s success factors in achieving high growth rate are growth in agriculture and industrial production.
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S.No Description Summary
1. State GDP ₹3.62 lakh crore (US$51 billion)
2. Growth rate 5.3 % (2019-20)
3. GDP per capita ₹98,281 (US$1,400) (2019–20)
4. GDP rank 17th
5. Major Industries
  • Tourism
  • Mining Industry (Iron, bauxite, manganese, clays, limestone and silica)
  • Food Processing
  • IT and ITs
  • Mining
  • Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • fishing
6. Major Imports
  • Minerals Fuels
  • Oil and Waxes
  • Electrical Machinery
  • Boiler Machinery and Mechanical Appliances
7. Major exports
  • Iron & Steel
  • Iron ore
  • Steel casting and forgings
  • Aluminium
  • Cereals (rice)
  • Blended yarn
  • Oil extractions
  • Medicinal plants
  • Fruits
  • Silk and handicrafts

Nicknames of Cities

City Name
Korba Power hub of India
Jagdalpur The tourism capital of Chhattisgarh
Bhilai Steel City of India
Kanker Gateway of Bastar

Wildlife Sanctuaries

S.No. Name of Wildlife Sanctuary Year of Notification Total Area(km²)
1. Achanakmar  Wildlife Sanctuary 1975 551.55
2. Badalkhol  Wildlife Sanctuary 1975 104.45
3. Barnawapara  Wildlife Sanctuary 1976 244.66
4. Bhairamgarh  Wildlife Sanctuary 1983 138.95
5. Bhoramdev  Wildlife Sanctuary 2001 163.8
6. Sarangarh-Gomardha  Wildlife Sanctuary 1975 277.82
7. Pamed Wild Buffalo  Wildlife Sanctuary 1985 262.12
8. Semarsot  Wildlife Sanctuary 1978 430.36
9. Sitanadi  Wildlife Sanctuary 1974 553.36
10. Tamor Pingla  Wildlife Sanctuary 1978 608.53
11. Udanti Wild Buffalo  Wildlife Sanctuary 1985 247.59


The overall growth in the literacy rate of Chhattisgarh has been become possible by the consistent efforts of the  Chhattisgarh government. Chhattisgarh has Medical colleges, Engineering Colleges, NITs  also several colleges for Ayurveda Courses like (BAMS, BHMS, BUMS etc)
Below table represents some information about the current education of Chhattisgarh.

S.No. Description Summary
1. Literacy Rate  84.05 %
2. Male 90.58%
3. Female 73.39%
4. No. of  School 318 approx
5. Affiliation Board
CBSE(State), CBSE (Central), CISCE,
6. No. of University
  • 1 Central University
  • 13 state universities
  • 11 private universities
6. Colleges in Chhattisgarh 73

List of Top Colleges in India

Top Engineering Colleges in India Top Medical Colleges in India Top Architechure Colleges in India
Top BAMS Colleges in India Top BHMS Colleges in India Top BSMS Colleges in India
Top BNYS Colleges in India Top Dental Colleges in India Top BUMS Colleges in India
Top Nursing Colleges in India Top Physiotherapy Colleges in India Top Veterinary Colleges in India
Top Pharmacy Colleges in India Top Law Colleges in India Top B.ed Colleges in India
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Heritage Sites

Chhattisgarh is rich in heritage, the state has many ancient monuments, Buddhist sites, palaces, waterfalls, caves, rare wildlife, exquisitely carved temples,  rock paintings and hill plateaus. These sites offer a unique and standby experience to visitors. Some of the details related to tourist places, Monuments, National Parks and Wildlife Sanctuaries are enlisted below.

S.No Description Summary
1 Major Tourist Places
  • Chitrakot Waterfall
  • Tirathgarh Falls
  • Gol Gumbaz
  • Danteshwari Temple
  • Malik-i-Maidan
  • Zonal Anthropological Museum
  • The Archaeological Museum
  • Indravati National Park
  • Balrampur Hot Spring
2 Major Monuments
  • Bastar Palace
  • Kutumsar Caves and Kailash Gufa Bastar
  • Khadia Dam, Bilaspur
  • Kutaghat Dam, Bilaspur
  • Ratanpur Fort, Bilaspur
  • Kawardha Palace

Other Important Information

Water Falls Name: Teerathgarh Falls
City: Baster
Height: 91 metres (299 ft)Name: Chitrakoot waterfall
City: Jagdalpur
Height: 200 metres
Power Plant Name: Sipat Thermal Power Plant
Capacity: 2,980 Mw
Name: Korba Super Thermal Power Plant
Capacity: 2,600 Mw
Thermal Power Plant
  • Bhilai Expansion Power Plant
  • Korba Super Thermal Power Plant
  • Sipat Thermal Power Plant
  • Dr Shyama Prakash Mukharjee Thermal Power Plant
Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Achanakmar Wildlife Sanctuary
  • TamorPingla Wildlife Sanctuary
Famous Temple Amarkantak Temple

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