Also known as:
“the Land of jungles” and “jharis”(bushes)
No. Of Districts:
79,714 sq. km (30,778 sq mi)
Hindi, Santhali, Mundari, Ho
Date of Establishment:
15th November 2000
414 per sq km (1,070/sq mi)
23,605 sq.km which is 29.61% of the geographical area of the state
Rice, Pulses, Jackruit, Blackberry, Mango and Litchi
Mining is the primary and most important source of economy for the state as it accounts to 40% of mineral resources of the state.
The state shares its border with the states of Bihar to the north, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh to the west, Odisha to the south, and West Bengal to the east.
Art & Culture:
- Dance: The most popular folk dances of Jharkhand are Jhumar, Paika, Chau, Agni, Santhal, Nanhai, Jamda, Ghatwari, Natwa, Chaukare, Sohrai, Lurisayro, Uatha.
- Festivals: Karam festival, Vat savitri puja, Teej, Sohrai, Jitia Puja, Sarhul, Makar Sankranti, Deepavali,Durga Puja and many more are some of the most celebrated festivals.
Asur,Agaria, Baiga, Banjara, Bathudi, Bedia, Binjhia, Chero, Chik Baraik, Gond, Gorait, Ho, Karmali, Kharia, Kora, Kharwar, Khond, Kisan, Mudi-Kora, Korwa, Munda, Oraon, Lohra Santal, Sauria Paharia, Savar, Bhumij, Kawar, Kol
Indian Elephant (Elephas maximus indicus)
Asian koel (Eudynamys scolopacea)