Jharkhand at a Glance

Capital - Ranchi
Date of Formation - 15 November 2000
Chief Minister - Raghubar Das (BJP)
Governor - Draupadi Murmu
Total number of Rajya Sabha Seats – 6
Total number of lok Sabha seats - 14
Members of legislative Assembly - 81
Total number of districts – 24
Total area - 79,714 km square
Rank of state by Area - 16th
Population(2011) - 32,988,134
Literacy rate(2011) - 67.63%
Neighbouring States - Bihar, UP, Chhattishgharh, Odisha, West Bengal
Main Language – Hindi
Other Languages - Urdu, Kurmati, Santhali, Ho, Kurukh, Sadri, Mundari, Khariya, Malto, Nagpuria, Bengali
Main River – Ganga
Number of River – (8) Damodar, Baitarani, Ganga, Barakar, Ajay, Son River, Southkoel, Subarnarekha
State Animal – Asian Elephant
State Bird – Koel
State Flower – Palash
State tree – Sal tree
State Dance - PAIKA, Jhumar, Paika, Chau
Forest Land - 23605 Km square
Length of National Highways - 2653.64 Km
Railway Length - 2394.46 Km
Latitude - 23.35°N
Longitude - 85.33°E
Important Power Generation plants
  • Sikidiri hydel power plant –Ramgarh
  • Patratu thermal power plant – Ramgarh
  • Tenughat thermal power plant – Bokaro

Famous Regional festival of Jharkhand

  • Karma
  • Dussehra
  • Chhath puja
  • Jitiya
  • Bhaiya dooj
  • Sohrai
  • Ramnavami
  • Sarhul
  • Basant Panchami

Folk Dances in Jharkhand

  • Paika
  • Hunta Dance
  • Tribal Dance
  • Jenana jhumur
  • Barao Dance
  • Mundari Dance

Wildlife sanctuary

  • Dalma
  • Hazaribagh Wild Life
  • Belta national park
  • Saranda – the Sal Forest
  • Palamu Tiger Reserve

Tribes

  • Munda
  • Santhal
  • Oraon
  • Kharia
  • Gond
  • Kol
  • Savar
  • Asur
  • Baiga
  • Banjara
  • Bathudi

Airport

  • Birsa munda Airport(Ranchi)
  • Sonari Airport(Jamshedpur)

Cricket stadium – Jharkhand state cricket Association (Ranchi)

Important Dams

Dam - River

Chinda Dam - Chinda

Anraj Dam - Arraj

Getalsud Dam - Subarnarekha

Panchat Hill Dam - Damodar

Famous temples and monuments

Temple/Monument - Location

Baidyanath Jyotirlinga Temple - Deoghar

Ashoka inscription on the Chandan Shahid hill - Ranchi

Ancient stone temple with a small sivalinga inside - Ranchi

Jama Masjid - Santhal Parganas

Ancient mound - Singhbhum

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