Ranchi facts for kids
|Nickname(s): City of waterfalls|
|• Metropolis||652.02 km2 (251.75 sq mi)|
|• Metro||1,295 km2 (500 sq mi)|
|Elevation||651 m (2,136 ft)|
|• Density||1,646.330/km2 (4,263.97/sq mi)|
|• Official||Hindi, English|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||JH-01 (earlier BR 14)|
|Sex ratio(per 1000 male)||950|
Ranchi is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand. Ranchi was the centre of the Jharkhand movement, which called for a separate state for the tribal regions of South Bihar, northern Orissa, western West Bengal and the eastern area of what is present-day Chhattisgarh. The Jharkhand state was formed on 15 November 2000 by carving out the Bihar divisions of Chota Nagpur and Santhal Parganas. Ranchi has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under PM Narendra Modi's flagship Smart Cities Mission.
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Cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni is from Ranchi
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