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Chhattisgarh (Chhattisgarhi/Hindi: छत्तीसगढ़, pronounced [tʃʰət̪ˈt̪iːsɡəɽʱ] ( listen)) is a state in central India, formed when the 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking southeastern districts of Madhya Pradesh gained separate statehood on 1 November 2000. Raipur is the biggest city and the capital of Chhattisgarh. It is the 10th-largest state in India by area of 52,199 sq mi (135,194 km²) and population-wise it is seventeenth largest state of the nation. It is an important electrical power and steel producer state of India. Chhattisgarh produces 15 per cent of the steel made in the country. Chhattisgarh borders Madhya Pradesh on the northwest, Maharashtra on the west, Andhra Pradesh on the south, Orissa on the east, Jharkhand on the northeast and Uttar Pradesh on the north. There are wide array of opinions on the origin of word Chhattisgarh. The name Chhattisgarh is not ancient and has come into popular usage in the last few centuries. In ancient times this region was called Dakshin Kosala. The...
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