: 79,714 sq.km.
The new State Jharkhand
formerly a part of Bihar state, was formed on November 15th, 2000. Jharkhand
is the 28th state of the Indian Union. It is bounded by West Bengal in the
east, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the west, Bihar In the north and Orissa
in the south. The districts are Garwa, Palamu, Chatra,
Koderma, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Deoghar, Dumka, Godda, Pakur, Sahibganj, Dhanbad,
Bokaro, Ranchi, Lohardagga, Gumla, West Singhbhum and East Singhbhum. Ranchi
is the capital. Further details under construction.