Akodia

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Akodia
city
Nickname(s): Akodia Mandi
Akodia is located in Madhya Pradesh
Akodia
Akodia
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°23′N 76°36′E / 23.38°N 76.6°E / 23.38; 76.6Coordinates: 23°23′N 76°36′E / 23.38°N 76.6°E / 23.38; 76.6
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Shajapur
Founded by Captain Timothy O'Donaghue, the leader of the British expeditionary force
Elevation 458 m (1,503 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 10,421
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 465 223
Telephone code 91 7360

Akodia is a town and a nagar panchayat in Shajapur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Geography[edit]

Akodia is located at 23°23′N 76°36′E / 23.38°N 76.6°E / 23.38; 76.6.[1] It has an average elevation of 458 metres (1502 feet).

General information[edit]

Akodia is situated on Western Railway line from Bhopal to Ratlam. It is only town in district, which is situated like a standard colony, all road of town are similarly same.

The first references to Akodia can be dated back to the mid-14th century from the records of hunters in the area. Around 1450, Akodia developed into a minor trading area due to its abundance of game and natural water sources. It grew steadily in importance until the British colonization. There was Three mills of cotton( which was ended in 1980).

In 1757, Captain Timothy O'Donaghue, the leader of the British expeditionary force that discovered "Akodia, was quoted as saying, "[Akodia] is a great find for the Crown...if the Crown is interested in a proper landfill locale." On his recommendation, Akodia remained largely untouched by the British. A consequence of this, however, was that trade in Akodia diminished greatly, weakening the village and forcing many to leave. It was kept alive, however, by its still abundant supply of natural resources.

In 1917, Mahatma Gandhi gave a speech in the Akodia town square commending the village for staying mostly independent during the British occupation, an event that is to this day marked by an engraving of the event in the town square.

It is India's only a town, which is untouched by Britishers.

Today, Akodia is a town kept alive only by the Ratlam Indore Bhopal and Ujjain railroads. Without it, it is likely that Akodia, once a trading post rich with natural resources, would wither and disappear. The once abundant game that populated the area have been overhunted and poached, and the forests cut down. But being a major(in future) railroad hub in central India, Akodia, a town with a rich and long history, will continue to thrive.

Demographics[edit]

As 2011 India census,[2] Akodia had a population of 10,421. Males constitute 52.07% of the population and females 47.92%. Akodia has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 61% of the males and 39% of females literate. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Schools & Other Institutions[edit]

  • Alphonsa Convent School
  • Sarswati Shishu/Vidhya Mandir
  • Sharda Convent Higher Secondary School (Since 2004)
  • Sun Rise Public School
  • Smart Coaching
  • Swami Vivekanand Computer Academy
  • Sanskar Public Academy
  • Bright Star Higher Secondary School
  • Govt. Boys Higher Secondary School
  • Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School
  • Govt. Primary School

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Akodia
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.