Morena

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This article is about the municipality in Madhya Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Morena District. For other uses, see Morena (disambiguation).
Morena
city
Morena is located in Madhya Pradesh
Morena
Morena
Coordinates: 26°30′N 78°00′E / 26.5°N 78.0°E / 26.5; 78.0Coordinates: 26°30′N 78°00′E / 26.5°N 78.0°E / 26.5; 78.0
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Morena
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 200,506
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 476001
Telephone code 07532
Vehicle registration MP 06

Morena is a city and a municipality in Morena district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is also known as Muraina and is the administrative headquarters of Morena District and of Chambal Division. It is 39 km away from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Morena is often mentioned in the popular Indian television series Miley Jab Hum Tum, as the place the two female protagonists hail from.Paan Singh Tomar was born and lived in Bhidausa, Morena; the fact highlighted in the Hindi movie Paan Singh Tomar.

Geography[edit]

Morena is located at 26°30′N 78°00′E / 26.5°N 78.0°E / 26.5; 78.0.[2] It has an average elevation of 177 metres (580 feet).

It is connected by rail and national highway with Gwalior and Agra. Oilseed milling and cotton weaving are the chief industries. The city has three colleges affiliated with Jiwaji University and two colleges affiliated with RGPV University. The surrounding region was formerly occupied by Sheopur and Tonwarghar princely states. The lower Chambal River basin consists of an alluvial tract in the north, cut by numerous ravines, and a forested area toward the south. Wheat and oilseeds are the main crops; building stone is quarried. Morena is known for peacocks (150,959 in 2001).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census, Morena had a population of 200,506.[1] It had a sex ratio of 850 and 13.2% of the population were under six years old.[1] Effective literacy was 80.38%; male literacy was 89.08% and female literacy was 70.22%.[1]

Famous personalities from Morena[edit]

     Post Master/Div.Accountant Morena.
  • Raja Pancham singh Sikarwar King of Pahargarh state Distt. Morena (M.P)

Cuisine[edit]

A Famous sweet originated here at morena named as GAJAK which is made up of Seasame and Jaggery specially manufactured in winter season and ‘Bedaai’ of Morena is also famous as well as the sweets of Morena like ‘GUJIA’ and ‘PEDE’

Distt H.Q. Schools:-

Famous schools are 1. Emmanuel mission school Madhopura Morena-476001 2.Govt. Excellence Higher Secondary School Morena -476001. 3.Neil world Public School TR Puram morena-476001, 4. Ganga Public School, Subji Mandi, morena-476001 5.Saint Mary's School. Near SAF Petrol Pump,A.B Road Morena-476001. 6. Tulika H.S.S Morena Gandhi colony Morena.476001 7. Govt. MLB H.S.S Morena.

Famous places like SHANICHARA,KAKANMATH,MITAWALI etc. Specially in SHANICHARA during the shani amavasya people from all over the world assemble to worship Shani Dev.

Welcome to Shanichara Temple - An ancient Pilgrimage- Shanichari Amavasya Mela (Phool Bangla)

on SHANICHARA, VILLAGE - AITI, DISTRICT MORENA(M.P.)

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Morena is situated on the national highway no.3.The roadway connects all the parts of the state and nearby states such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh with the city.The City is situated at the heart of India and you can reach anywhere in India through the very smooth national highway no. 3 The City has mofussil (city-to-city) bus services with connections to nearby towns and villages. One can get buses from Morena to cities like Agra, New Delhi, Gwalior, Indore etc.

Distances from other major cities by road
Sl no City Distance
(km)
1 Delhi 291
2 Jaipur 300
3 Kanpur 290
4 Lucknow 370
5 Agra 80
6 Gwalior 39
7 Aligarh 167
8 Mathura 150
9 Vrindavan 165
10 Bareilly 300
11 Meerut 320
12 Jhansi 155
13 Faridabad 260
14 Khajuraho 325
15 Kota 370

Indian Railways[edit]

Morena is well connected by train services to all parts of the country including metros like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Indore and other major cities, direct connectivity by train are available to these cities . Express train such as the Bhopal Express, Taj Express and Bhopal Shatabdi and many more stop at Morena. Morena is located in between Delhi Bhopal Railway route, it takes 4 hours to reach Delhi and 6 hours to reach Bhopal from Morena by train. Morena Railway Station is Classified under 80 A class stations across India. This Railway Station is also famous for Cold drinking water in summer by National Scouts and Guide. 2.Indian railways ticket booking franchagy website through IRCTC: www.irctc.co.in 2. shridhama express stopages start at morena to/from from 1.2.2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (pdf). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Morena