How Chhattisgarh got its Name

Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh also known as 'Thirty-Six Forts' is the 10th largest state in India. The state doesnot have much history to tell. It’s a recently born state.

"Chhattisgarh" was popularized later during the time of the Maratha Empire and was first used in an official document in 1795.The state was formed on 1 November 2000 by partitioning 16 Chhattisgarhi-speaking south-eastern districts of Madhya Pradesh.Chhattisgarh borders the states of Madhya Pradesh in the northwest, Maharashtra in the southwest, Telangana (which includes eastern parts of old Bhadrachalam constituency which was part of East Godavari District prior to 1956 and later added to Khammam district and most of which was retained by Telangana after Andhra Pradesh's bifurcation in 2014) in the south, Andhra Pradesh (East Godavari District) in the south, Odisha in the southeast, Jharkhand in the northeast and Uttar Pradesh in the north. Currently the state comprises 27 districts.