Khilchipur

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Khilchipur
city
Khilchipur is located in Madhya Pradesh
Khilchipur
Khilchipur
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24°02′N 76°34′E / 24.03°N 76.57°E / 24.03; 76.57Coordinates: 24°02′N 76°34′E / 24.03°N 76.57°E / 24.03; 76.57
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Rajgarh
Elevation 394 m (1,293 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 15,321
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Khilchipur is a town and a nagar panchayat in Rajgarh district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Rajgarh district's administrative headquarters is Rajgarh.

History[edit]

Main article: Khilchipur State

PREDECESSORS AND SHORT HISTORY: Founded in 1544 by Dewan Ugra Sen, a Khichi Rajput, a section of the great Chauhan clan, who was forced by family dissensions to migrate from the Khichi capital of Gagraun. A grant of land was subsequently made to him by the Mughal Emperor, which included the adjoining Zirapur and Machalpur parganas, later a part of Indore state, and Shujalpur, later in Gwalior state.

Geography[edit]

Khilchipur is located at 24°02′N 76°34′E / 24.03°N 76.57°E / 24.03; 76.57.[1] It has an average elevation of 394 metres (1292 feet).

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Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Khilchipur had a population of 15,321. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Khilchipur has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 51%. In Khilchipur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Khilchipur
  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.