Khargapur

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Khargapur
city
Khargapur is located in Madhya Pradesh
Khargapur
Khargapur
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24°49′N 79°09′E / 24.82°N 79.15°E / 24.82; 79.15Coordinates: 24°49′N 79°09′E / 24.82°N 79.15°E / 24.82; 79.15
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Tikamgarh
Elevation 305 m (1,001 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 12,412
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Khargapur is a town and a nagar panchayat in Tikamgarh district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Khargapur is an assembly constituency. Present M.L.A is Sri Ajay Yadav of Bharatiya Janshakti Party.

History[edit]

Khargapur was the part of vast empires successively ruled by the Mayuras, the Sungas and the Guptas. It was in the first quarter of ninth century A.D., that Mannuka founded a new dynasty as Chandella in this area. Khargapur was at that time came under this dynasty. Then successively it was ruled by Khangras and then by Bundelas. In 16th century Bundeli chief Raja Rudra Pratap, changed his capital to Tihri, about 40 kilometre south of Orchha, where Tikamgarh fort was situated and the capital was named after it as Tikamgarh. Until independence of India, Tikamgarh was called as Tehri. Khargapur was also the part of orchha estate and poses more than 125 jagirs under its dynasty. 5th son of Raja Bir singh ju deo (Orchha ruler 1605-1627) was sent from orchha to rule Khargapur. Khargapur also has an ancient Digambar Jain temple.

Geography[edit]

Khargapur is located at 24°49′N 79°09′E / 24.82°N 79.15°E / 24.82; 79.15.[1] It has an average elevation of 305 metres (1000 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Khargapur had a population of 12,412. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Khargapur has an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 59%, and female literacy is 40%. In Khargapur, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Other details[edit]

The town has recently been made a separate block in Tikamgarh district, with its own police station and Tahsil. Alternate Names: Khargapur

Nearby Metros: Kanpur, Bhopal, Lucknow, Agra

Spoken Languages: Bundelkhandi,Hindi

Nearby Airports (200 miles): Khajuraho(HJR, 41.3919 miles), Gwalior(GWL, 110.411 miles), Bhopal(BHO, 143.256 miles), Lucknow(LKO, 168.751 miles), Agra(AGR, 174.557 miles)

Surrounding Khargapur[edit]

Other Big Cities in State: Bhind, Bhopal, Burhanpur, Chhatarpur, Chhindwara, Damoh, Dewas, Guna, Gwalior, Hoshangabad, Indore, Itarsi, Jabalpur, Khandwa, Mandsaur, Morena, Nagda, Neemuch, Ratlam, Rewa, Satna, Seoni, Shivpuri, Singrauli, Ujjain, Vidisha

Nearest Cities by Distance: Baldeogarh, Palera, Jatara, Tikamgarh, Tehri, Nowgaon, Bijawar, Chhatarpur, Mahroni, Mauranipur, Ranipur, Bharat Heavy Electrical Limited Ranipur, Harpalpur, Maharajpur, Prithvipur, Shahgarh, Lalitpur, Buxwaha, Rajnagar, Talbehat, Khajuraho, Barua Sagar, Babina, Khailar, Mahoba

Cities in Same District: Badagaon, Baldeogarh, Jatara, Jeron Khalsa, Kari, Khargapur, Lidhorakhas, Niwari, Orachha, Palera, Prithvipur, Taricharkalan, Tikamgarh

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Khargapur
  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. 

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