Chhattisgarh, situated in the heart of India, is endowed with a rich cultural heritage and attractive natural diversity. It was formed when the sixteen southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained statehood on November 1, 2000. Raipur serves as its capital. The State is full of ancient monuments, rare wildlife, exquisitely carved temples, Buddhist sites, palaces, water falls, caves, rock paintings and hill plateaus.
Chhattisgarh is a state in Central India. It is the 10th largest state in India, with an area of 135,190 km2. With a population of 25.5 million, Chhattisgarh is the 16th most-populated state of the nation. It is a source of electricity and steel for India. Chhattisgarh accounts for 15% of the total steel produced in the country.
The state was formed on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking south-eastern districts of Madhya Pradesh. Raipur was made its capital city. Chhattisgarh borders the states of Madhya Pradesh in the north-west, Maharastra in the south-west, Andhra Pradesh in the south,Odisha in the east, Jharkhand in the north-east and Uttar Pradesh in the north. Currently the state comprises 27 districts.