Harsud

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Harsud
Channera
city
Harsud is located in Madhya Pradesh
Harsud
Harsud
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 22°06′N 76°44′E / 22.1°N 76.73°E / 22.1; 76.73Coordinates: 22°06′N 76°44′E / 22.1°N 76.73°E / 22.1; 76.73
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Khandwa
Founded by Raja Harshvardhan
Government
 • Type Nagar Panchayat
Area
 • Total 15 km2 (6 sq mi)
Elevation 244 m (801 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,869
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,700/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MP-12

Harsud was a town and municipality in Khandwa in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Although the town was more than 700 years old, it was submerged under the waters of the Indira Sagar dam in July 2004.

Geography[edit]

Harsud was located at 22°06′N 76°44′E / 22.1°N 76.73°E / 22.1; 76.73[1] and had an average elevation of 243 metres (800 feet). The town was relocated to Chhanera (New Harsud)[2] after the old town was submerged in the waters of Indira Sagar Dam.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 Indian census,[3] Harsud had a population of 15,871, and was 52% male and 48% female. Harsud's average literacy rate of 69%, 77% male literacy and 61% female literacy, was higher than the national average of 59.5%. 14% of Harsud's population was under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Harsud
  2. ^ "Only 5696 families moved out of Harsud". OutlookIndia. Retrieved 10 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "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.