Alirajpur

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This article is about the municipality in Madhya Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Alirajpur District.
Alirajpur
Ali Rajpur
city
Alirajpur is located in Madhya Pradesh
Alirajpur
Alirajpur
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22°18′19″N 74°21′9″E / 22.30528°N 74.35250°E / 22.30528; 74.35250Coordinates: 22°18′19″N 74°21′9″E / 22.30528°N 74.35250°E / 22.30528; 74.35250
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Alirajpur district
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,161
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Alirajpur is a city and a municipality in Alirajpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Alirajpur State was formerly a princely state of India, under the Bhopawar Agency in Central India. It lies in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, near the border with Gujarat and Maharashtra. It has an area of 836 m². The country is hilly, and consists of tribal people as majority of population who live in small villages near Alirajpur. However, the towns population mainly consists of general people. It has from time to time been under British administration.. The Victoria bridge at Alirajpur was built to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of 1897.

Area-wise,Formerly Alirajpur taluka is bigger than the Jhabua taluka of Jhabua district, Now Alirajpur Is District. The Rajwara fort is situated in the centre of the town attached with a beautiful playground known as Fateh Club. Alirajpur is also the hub for dolomite business.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Alirajpur had a population of 25,161. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. Alirajpur is a city in which public depend on farm.
Alirajpur’s topography is predominantly hilly. Its economy depends primarily on agricultural endeavours, especially farming, especially mangoes. The agricultural trading yard in Alirajpur is the biggest in all the state when it comes to mango trading.

History[edit]

During the British Raj Alirajpur was the capital of Alirajpur State, one of the princely states of India.[2] After India got independence in the year 1947, the ruling family of Alirajpur State moved to Delhi, where the last ruler of Ali Rajpur, Surendra Singh, subsequently served as the Ambassador of India to Spain in the 1980s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ Malleson, G. B.: An historical sketch of the native states of India, London 1875, Reprint Delhi 1984