Kawardha

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This article is about the municipality in India. For the district formerly named after it, see Kabirdham district.
Kawardha
city
Kawardha is located in Chhattisgarh
Kawardha
Kawardha
Location in Chhattisgarh, India
Coordinates: 22°01′N 81°15′E / 22.02°N 81.25°E / 22.02; 81.25Coordinates: 22°01′N 81°15′E / 22.02°N 81.25°E / 22.02; 81.25
Country  India
State Chhattisgarh
District Kabirdham
Government
 • MLA Ashok Sahu
Area
 • Total 2,066 km2 (798 sq mi)
Elevation 353 m (1,158 ft)
Population (2012)
 • Total 45,451
 • Density 22/km2 (57/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Chhattisgarhi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 491995
Area code(s) 7741
Vehicle registration CG-09
Website kawardha.gov.in

Kawardha is a city and a municipality in Kabirdham district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is the administrative headquarters of Kabirdham district. Kawardha is also known for the "Temple of Bhoramdeo."

History[edit]

Kawardha State was established in 1751 by first Ruler Mahabali Singh. During the British Raj Kawardha was the capital of Kawardha State, one of the princely states of the Eastern States Agency.[1] In 1806 the Eighth Guru of Kabeer panth Haq Nam Saheb established a Guru Gaddi here. In 1936 Kawardha town became a municipality before independence. The famous Bhoramdev Temple is in the town.

Geography[edit]

Kawardha is located at 22°01′N 81°15′E / 22.02°N 81.25°E / 22.02; 81.25.[2] The total area is 798 square miles (2,070 km2).[3] The state consists of hill and forest. It has an average elevation of 353 metres (1,158 ft).

Demographics[edit]

At the 2011 India census,[4] Kawardha had a population of 44,205. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kawardha has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 55%. In Kawardha, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Education[edit]

SHEMFORD Futuristic School, Kawardha.
Sarswati shishu mandir,kawardha. Govt.higher secondary school kawardha. holy cross hr. sec school,kawardha. gurukul hr. sec. school, kawardha.

References[edit]

  • Dr.Sanjay Alung-Chhattisgarh ki Riyaste/Princely stastes aur Jamindariyaa (Vaibhav Prakashan, Raipur1, ISBN 81-89244-96-5)
  • Dr.Sanjay Alung-Chhattisgarh ki Janjaatiyaa/Tribes aur Jatiyaa/Castes (Mansi publication, Delhi6, ISBN 978-81-89559-32-8)
  1. ^ Malleson, G. B.: An historical sketch of the native states of India, London 1875, Reprint Delhi 1984
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kawardha
  3. ^ http://books.google.com/books?id=bwG2AAAAIAAJ
  4. ^ "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.