Piploda

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Piploda
पिपलोदा
city
Piploda is located in Madhya Pradesh
Piploda
Piploda
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°21′N 75°26′E / 23.35°N 75.43°E / 23.35; 75.43Coordinates: 23°21′N 75°26′E / 23.35°N 75.43°E / 23.35; 75.43
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Ratlam
Government
 • City Council Head Upma Shyambihari Patel
Elevation 470 m (1,540 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,302
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Piploda is a town and a nagar panchayat in Ratlam district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

History[edit]

Main article: Piploda State

Before Indian independence, Piploda was the capital of the princely state of the same name. It was ruled by Rajputs of the Dodiya clan. The state had an area of 91 km². Piploda was a dependency of Jaora state until 1924, when it became a separate state. The rulers acceded to the Government of India on June 15, 1948, and Piploda became part of Ratlam District of Madhya Bharat state. Madhya Bharat was merged into Madhya Pradesh on November 1, 1956.

Geography[edit]

Piploda is located at 23°21′N 75°26′E / 23.35°N 75.43°E / 23.35; 75.43.[1] It has an average elevation of 470 metres (1541 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Piploda had a population of 7302. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Piploda has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 71%, and female literacy is 49%. In Piploda, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Piploda
  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.