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Chota Nagpur Plateau
The CHOTA NAGPUR PLATEAU is a plateau in eastern India, which covers much of Jharkhand
Jharkhand
state as well as adjacent parts of Odisha
Odisha
, West Bengal , Bihar and Chhattisgarh . The Indo-Gangetic plain
Indo-Gangetic plain
lies to the north and east of the plateau, and the basin of the Mahanadi
Mahanadi
River lies to the south. The total area of the Chota Plateau
Plateau
is approximately 65,000 square kilometres (25,000 sq mi)
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Gaya District
GAYA is one of the thirty-eight districts of Bihar
Bihar
state , India
India
. It was officially established on 3 October 1865. The district has a common boundary with the state of Jharkhand
Jharkhand
to the south. Gaya city is both the district headquarters and the second-largest city in Bihar. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Economy * 4 Divisions * 4.1 Sub Divisions * 5 Flora and fauna * 6 Demographics * 7 Education * 8 See also * 9 References * 10 External links HISTORYGaya finds mention in the great epics, Ramayana
Ramayana
and Mahabharata
Mahabharata
. Rama
Rama
along with Sita
Sita
and Lakshmana
Lakshmana
visited Gaya for offering PIND-DAAN to their father Dasharath
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Ranchi
RANCHI (/ˈrɑːntʃi/ pronunciation (help ·info )) is the capital of the Indian state of Jharkhand
Jharkhand
, and now it is the most populous city of the state. Ranchi
Ranchi
was the centre of the Jharkhand movement, which called for a separate state for the tribal regions of South Bihar
Bihar
, northern Orissa , western West Bengal
West Bengal
and the eastern area of what is present-day Chhattisgarh . The Jharkhand
Jharkhand
state was formed on 15 November 2000 by carving out the Bihar
Bihar
divisions of Chota Nagpur
Nagpur
and Santhal Parganas . The name Ranchi
Ranchi
is derived from the previous name of the Oraon village at the same site, Archi. "Archi" derives from the Oraon word for bamboo grove or stave
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Bihar
BIHAR (/bɪˈhɑːr/ ; Hindustani pronunciation: ) is an Indian state considered to be a part of Eastern as well as Northern India . It is the 13th-largest state of India, with an area of 94,163 km2 (36,357 sq mi). The third-largest state of India by population, it is contiguous with Uttar Pradesh to its west, Nepal to the north, the northern part of West Bengal to the east, with Jharkhand to the south. The Bihar plain is split by the river Ganges which flows from west to east. Bihar is an amalgamation of three main distinct regions, these are Magadh , Mithila and Bhojpur . On 15 November 2000, southern Bihar was ceded to form the new state of Jharkhand . Only 11.3% of the population of Bihar lives in urban areas, which is the lowest in India after Himachal Pradesh
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Odisha
ODISHA ( /əˈdɪsə/ ( listen ); formerly ORISSA, /ɒˈrɪsə, ɔː-, oʊ-/ ) is one of the 29 states of India
India
, located in eastern India. It is surrounded by the states of West Bengal
West Bengal
to the north-east, Jharkhand
Jharkhand
to the north, Chhattisgarh to the west and north-west, and Andhra Pradesh
Andhra Pradesh
to the south. Odisha
Odisha
has 485 kilometres (301 mi) of coastline along the Bay of Bengal on its east, from Balasore to Ganjam . It is the 9th largest state by area , and the 11th largest by population . It is also the 3rd most populous state of India
India
in terms of tribal population
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Plateau
In geology and earth science , a PLATEAU ( /pləˈtoʊ/ , /plæˈtoʊ/ or /ˈplætoʊ/ ; plural PLATEAUS or PLATEAUX), also called a HIGH PLAIN or TABLELAND, is an area of highland , usually consisting of relatively flat terrain that is raised significantly above the surrounding area, often with one or more sides with steep slopes. Plateaus can be formed by a number of processes, including upwelling of volcanic magma , extrusion of lava , and erosion by water and glaciers.Plateaus are classified according to their surrounding environment as intermontane, Piedmont, or continental
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Gondwana
In paleogeography , GONDWANA ( /ɡɒndˈwɑːnə/ ), also GONDWANALAND, is the name given to an ancient supercontinent . It is believed to have sutured about 600 to 530 million years ago , joining East Gondwana
Gondwana
to West Gondwana. Gondwana
Gondwana
formed prior to Pangaea , and later became part of it. Around 335 to 250 million years ago , Gondwana
Gondwana
and Laurasia
Laurasia
joined together to form the supercontinent Pangaea, which existed until approximately 215 to 175 million years ago . Gondwana
Gondwana
then separated from Laurasia
Laurasia
(the mid- Mesozoic era ) in the breakup of Pangaea, drifting farther south after the split. Gondwana
Gondwana
itself then also broke apart
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Cretaceous
The CRETACEOUS ( /krɪˈteɪʃəs/ , kri-TAY-shəs ) is a geologic period and system that spans 79 million years from the end of the Jurassic
Jurassic
Period 145 million years ago (mya ) to the beginning of the Paleogene Period 66 mya. It is the last period of the Mesozoic Era . The Cretaceous
Cretaceous
Period is usually abbreviated K, for its German translation Kreide (chalk). The Cretaceous
Cretaceous
was a period with a relatively warm climate , resulting in high eustatic sea levels that created numerous shallow inland seas . These oceans and seas were populated with now-extinct marine reptiles , ammonites and rudists , while dinosaurs continued to dominate on land. During this time, new groups of mammals and birds , as well as flowering plants , appeared
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National Highway 19 (India)
NATIONAL HIGHWAY 19 (NH 19; previously NH2 ) is a National Highway in India
India
. Often referred as Delhi– Kolkata
Kolkata
Road, it is one of the busiest National Highways in India. CONTENTS * 1 Length * 2 National Highways Development Project
National Highways Development Project
* 3 Toll Plazas * 4 Major cities on/off NH 19 * 5 See also * 6 References LENGTHThe highway has a length of 1,435 km (892 mi) and runs through the states of Delhi
Delhi
, Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
, Bihar
Bihar
, Jharkhand
Jharkhand
, and West Bengal . It constitutes a major portion of the historical Grand Trunk Road along with NH 1 and NH 91 in India
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National Highway 2 (India, Old Numbering)
NATIONAL HIGHWAY 2 or NH 2, is a major National Highway in India , that connects the states of Delhi , Haryana , Uttar Pradesh , Bihar , Jharkhand , and West Bengal . It constitutes a major portion of the historical Grand Trunk Road along with NH 91 and NH 1 in India. The highway connects national capital Delhi with Kolkata as well as important cities such as, Faridabad , Mathura , Agra , Kanpur , Allahabad , Varanasi , Dhanbad and Asansol . CONTENTS * 1 Route and length * 2 In Haryana * 3 In Uttar Pradesh * 4 In Bihar * 5 In Jharkhand * 6 In West Bengal * 7 National Highways Development Project * 8 See also * 9 References ROUTE AND LENGTHThe road is the part of National Highway network of India, and it is officially listed as running over 1,465 km. The kilometer counts in each of the states are Delhi (12), Haryana (74), Uttar Pradesh (752), Bihar (202), Jharkhand (190), West Bengal
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Grand Trunk Road
The GRAND TRUNK ROAD is one of Asia\'s oldest and longest major roads. For more than two millennias, it has linked the Indian subcontinent with Central Asia. It runs from Chittagong
Chittagong
, Bangladesh
Bangladesh
west to Howrah
Howrah
, West Bengal
West Bengal
in India
India
, then across Northern India through Delhi
Delhi
, passing from Amritsar
Amritsar
. From there, the road continues towards Lahore
Lahore
and Peshawar
Peshawar
in Pakistan
Pakistan
, finally terminating in Kabul , Afghanistan
Afghanistan

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Hazaribagh
HAZARIBAGH (also spelled Hazaribag) is a city and a municipality in Hazaribagh district in the Indian state of Jharkhand
Jharkhand
. It is the divisional headquarters of North Chotanagpur division . It is famous as a health resort and for Hazaribag Wildlife Sanctuary (17 km from city). It is represented in the Indian Lok Sabha
Lok Sabha
by its Member of Parliament Jayant Sinha
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Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Nagavanshi
The NAGAVANSHI (Sanskrit : नागवंशी nāgavaṃśī "of nāga -descent") or Nagavamshi dynasty were rulers in the area of the present Chhattisgarh state of India from around the 11th century CE to the 14th century. A copper plate inscription from the Gupta Empire era relates that nāgas were elevated to the kshatriya caste. The copper plates of this period relate to the Nagas being defeated by the Guptas and subsequently being married into them. One example is that of King Chandragupta II , who married Queen Kuberanaga. The Nagas were mentioned as an snake-worshipping tribe of ancient India. CONTENTS * 1 Nagavanshis Castes * 2 See also * 3 References * 4 Sources NAGAVANSHIS CASTESThe Nairs of Kerala claim descent from the naga Śeṣa ; these regions include the Nagavanshi clans who migrated from North India associated with the events referred to as the Sarpasatram
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Public Domain
The legal term PUBLIC DOMAIN refers to works whose exclusive intellectual property rights have expired, have been forfeited, have been expressly waived, or are inapplicable. For example, the works of Shakespeare
Shakespeare
and Beethoven , and most of the early silent films , are all now in the public domain by either being created before copyrights existed or by their copyright term expiring. Examples for works not covered by copyright which are therefore in the public domain, are the formulae of Newtonian physics , cooking recipes , and all software before 1974. Examples for works actively dedicated into public domain by their authors are reference implementations of cryptographic algorithms , NIH 's ImageJ , and the CIA
CIA
's World Factbook
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Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition
The ENCYCLOPæDIA BRITANNICA ELEVENTH EDITION (1910–11) is a 29-volume reference work, an edition of the Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædia Britannica
. It was developed during the encyclopaedia's transition from a British to an American publication. Some of its articles were written by the best-known scholars of the time. This edition of the encyclopedia is now in the public domain , but the outdated nature of some of its content makes its use as a source for modern scholarship problematic. Some articles have special value and interest to modern scholars as cultural artifacts of the 19th and early 20th centuries. Tens of thousands of its articles were copied directly into , where they still can be found
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