Amla, Madhya Pradesh
|Elevation||737 m (2,418 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Amla is a sub-district or a tehsil, located in Betul district, Madhya Pradesh, India. Amla accommodates a rail junction, served by broad gauge lines, which connects the sub-district to Itarsi (in the north), Nagpur (in the southeast), and Chhindwara (in the east).
Amla, located at , has an average elevation of 737 metres (2421 feet).
Earlier,[when?] the place was used by British to store their ammunition. The name is derived from "Ammunition Land", which was later abbreviated to Amla. The sub-district is famous for the Indian Air Force Depot, where bombs and missiles are stored.
Before 1989, the Amla railway station was used as a base kitchen for catering. In 1989, the base kitchen was shifted to Itarsi .
Bodkhi and Amla Town markets are situated in the sub-district; Pachama is the biggest waterfall, located 20 kilometers near the railway station. Major educational institutions are Kendriya Vidyalaya, Amla; Amla Government High School; Gurunank Higher Secondary School; Thakur Indal Singh High School;Jawaharlal Nehru College and Government College, Hasalpur.
As of 2001[update] India census, Amla had a population of 29,553. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Amla has an average literacy rate of 76.65%, 11.81% higher than the national average of 64.84% according to the 2001 census. 12% of the population is under 7 years of age.
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