Information about Chhattisgarh

State Information
ISO Code CT
Vehicle Code CG
Capital Naya Raipur
Largest City Raipur
Formation Date Nov 1, 2000 (17 years ago)
Population 25,545,198
Area 135,194 km2
Official Languages Hindi
Other Official Languages
Information about the name Chhattisgarh
Name in State Language छत्तीसगढ़ (Hindi)
Meaning of the name Thirty-six forts
Additional Information Chhattisgarh translates to "Thirty-six forts" in Hindi. There are several theories about what the term "Thirty-six forts" refers to; see Chhattisgarh#Etymology. According to the various theories, the term may refer to the 36 pillars of a temple, 36 former feudal territories or 36 houses. Another theory says that the term is actually a corruption of the word "Chedisgarh" that refers to the Chedi dynasty.
Information about Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Name of the Chief Minister Raman Singh
Chief Minister since Dec 7, 2003 (14 years ago)
Party Name Bharatiya Janata Party
Information about Governor of Chhattisgarh
Name of the Governor Balram Das Tandon
Governor since Jul 25, 2014 (3 years ago)