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Chhattisgarh was a part of the state of Madhya Pradesh. It become a separate state in 1st November 2000. Raipur is the capital of Chhattisgarh. The state is located in the central part of India. 

Geographical Details of Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh is bordered by the state of Jharkhand in the north eastern part. The geographical location of Chhattisgarh is 17 degree 46 min north to 24 degree 5 min north latitude and from 80 degree 15 min east to 84 degree 20 min east longitude.
The total area of Chhattisgarh is 192,000 square km. The total population of the state according to 2001 census is 20,795,956. The population density of the state per square km is 108. The topography of Chhattisgarh can be divided into many physiographic divisions. The Indo-Gangetic plain in the state is very fertile. The Satpura Range, Vindhyachal Mountain Range and the Maikal Range form the hilly terrain of Chhattisgarh. The Chhota Nagpur Plateau is another important topographical division of Chhattisgarh. 

The vegetation of Chhattisgarh includes the vast stretch of forests. About 44% of the total area of Chhattisgarh is covered by forest. The trees that are mostly found in the state are Sal, Bamboo, Teak, and trees of mixed deciduous variety. The soil of Chhattisgarh is rich and is known for its red color. The soil in the riverine plains is very fertile. The two most important rivers that flow through Chhattisgarh are Mahanadi and Indravati. There are numerous lakes in the state. 

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