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Chhattisgarh is a state in central India. It is a comparatively new state, carved out of the originally large state of Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 2000. Its capital is Raipur.

It is bordered on the northwest by Madhya Pradesh, on the west by Maharashtra, on the south by Andhra Pradesh, on the east by Orissa, and the northeast by Jharkhand.

The predominant language of the region is Hindi.