Rich in history natural beauty and popular culture, Chhatisgarh is a palpable mélange of the old and new. Charming Chhatisgarh, the 26th state of Indian union was carved out of Madya Pradesh on 1st November 2000. The word "Chhatisgarh came into popular usage during the rule of the Marathas in the 17th century and was used for the first time in official documents in 1795. Very few people know that, this Chhatisgarh is one of the most inpotant colourful and intresting state of India.
Chhatisgarh primarily derives its identity from the culture, music and craft of 42 differents tribes inhabiting especially in bastar region. With the tribes constituting 31.8% of its totl population (25 million), chhatisgarh ranks 8th in India in terms of the density of the tribal population.The tribes are concerned in the southern, northern and north-eastern districts with 94.7% of living in the rural areas.The main tribal communities of Chhatisgarh are Maria,Bison Horn Maria,Muria Gonds,,Baigas,Halbas,Bhatra and Korbas.
Details about Chhatisgarh:-
- Area: 1, 35,237 sq km
- Capital: Raipur
- Population: 25,540,196
- Sex Ratio: 990 females per 1000 males.
- No of Districts: 16
- No of Villages 19,720