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 it had an average elevation of 243 metres (800 feet).The town has been relocated to Chhanera (New Harsud)[citation needed] as the old town is submerged in the waters of Indira Sagar Dam.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Harsud had a population of 15,871. Males constituted 52% of the population and females made up 48%. Harsud had an average literacy rate of 69%, which was higher than the national average of 59.5%. Male literacy is 77% while female literacy is 61%. In Harsud (old), 14% of the population was under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Harsud
  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.