Raipur is the capital city of the state of Chhattisgarh, India. The population is 27,13,894(agglomeration 39,02,609) 2006.Raipur is the biggest city of central India and one of the richest city in India. The city is also the administrative headquarters of Raipur District.It was formerly a part of Madhya Pradesh, before the state of Chhattisgarh was formed on November 1, 2000.
The city of Raipur is located near the centre of a large plain, sometimes referred as the rice bowl of India, where hundreds of varieties of rice are grown. The Mahanadi River flows to the east of the city of Raipur and the southern side has dense forests. The Maikal Hills rise on the north-west of Raipur; on the northwards, the land rises and merges with the Chota Nagpur Plateau, which extends northeast across Jharkhand state, India. On the south of Raipur lies the Baster Plateau.