Jharkhand (Hindi: झारखंड, Urdu: جھارکھنڈ) is a state in the Republic of India. About 20,000,000 people live in there. The state covers 28,833 square miles (74,680 km2). It is bigger than Sierra Leone but smaller than Panama. It has many villages and towns. Ranchi is the capital city. In traditional Indian geography it falls under the East Indian zone.