This article is about the municipality in Madhya Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Jhabua District
Jhabua (Hindi: झाबुआ) is a town and a municipality in Jhabua district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Jhabua District.
A member of the Bhil tribe with bow and arrow in Jhabua district
Jhabua was the capital of a princely state of the British Raj's Central India, in the Bhopawar agency. Its area, with the dependency of Rutanmal, was approx 1,776 square miles (4,600 km2). After India's independence in 1947, its rulers acceded to India, and Jhabua became part of the newly created Madhya Bharat state, which in 1956 was merged into Madhya Pradesh. Bhabhara which was once part of the Jhabua district,is the place where Chandrasekhar Azad, the great freedom fighter spent his early life when his father Pandit Sitaram Tiwari was serving in the erstwhile estate of Alirajpur. But, when Alirajpur district (which was once the part of Jhabua district) got separated from Jhabua. Bhabhra became the part of Alirajpur district.
Jhabua has an average elevation of 318 metres (1043 feet).
As of 2001census, Jhabua had a population of 30,577. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Jhabua has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 74.04%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 69%. In Jhabua, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Jhabua city also rich of black cotton soil which is also known as White Gold. There are multiple interesting places are present within the Jhabua Thasil.
There is one government college SCAMV upto PG level. Poly technique college with the higher grade rate. English schools are kendriya vidhalaya and TRIBAL school New catholic mission tribal school. Government is opening multiple aagan wadi points.
- ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jhabua
- ^ "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.
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