The new State Jharkhand formerly a part of Bihar state, was formed on November 15th, 2000. Jharkhand is the 28th state of the Indian Union. It is bounded by West Bengal in the east, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh in the west, Bihar In the north and Orissa in the south.
The districts are Garwa, Palamu, Chatra, Koderma, Hazaribagh, Giridih, Deoghar, Dumka, Godda, Pakur, Sahibganj, Dhanbad, Bokaro, Ranchi, Lohardagga, Gumla, West Singhbhum and East Singhbhum. Ranchi is the capital. Further details under construction.