||: 1,35,194 km²
The new State Chhattisgarh,
formerly a part of Madhya Pradesh was formed on November 1, 2000 as the 26th
state of the Indian Union. This was the
day exactly 44 years, since Madhya Pradesh came into being. The districts
of the state are Koriya, Sarguja, Jashpur, Bilaspur, Korba, Raigarh, Champa,
Mahasamund, Raipur, Kawardha, Durg, Rajnandgaon, Kanker, Dhamtari, Bastar and
Dantewara, with Raipur as the capital. Shri E.S.L.Narasimhan is the Governor and
Dr. Raman Singh is the Chief Minister of the state.
Further details under construction.