Chhattisgarh is a state within the Republic of India. It occupies 52,199 square miles (135,190 km2). It is bigger than Greece but smaller than Tajikistan. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the East Indian zone.
The capital at present is Raipur which would change to 'Naya Raipur' near Raipur. It has eighteen districts: Raigarh, Bilaspur, Bijapur, Korba, Durg, Janjgir, Raipur, Koria, Sarguja, Bastar, Dantewada, Narayanpur, Rajnandgaon, Kanker, Mahasamund, Dhamtari, Jashpur and Kabirdham (Kawardha). The main languages spoken are Hindi and Chhattisgarhi. The main religion is Hindu.