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Raisen District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state of India. The town of Raisen is the district headquarters. The district is part of Bhopal Division.
Etymology [ edit ]
Raisen District takes its name from massive fort. This fort is built on a sandstone hill, at the foot of which settles the town. The name is probably a corruption of Rajavasini or Rajasayan, the royal residence.
Geography [ edit ]
Raisen district is situated between the latitude 22 47' and 23 33' north and the longitude 7721' and 78 49' east.
Sehore district lies in west, Vidisha district in the north, Sagar district in the east and south-east, Narsimhapur district in the south-east, Hoshangabad and Sehore districts in the south. It covers an area of 8,395 square kilometres (3,241 sq mi). [1 ]
Raisen district has seven tehsils – Raisen, Goharganj,
Begamganj, Gairatganj, Silwani, Bareli and Udaipura. [1 ]
History [ edit ]
Raisen district came into existence on 5 May 1950.
Raisen district was once part of the [1 ] princely state of Bhopal. [2 ]
The Buddhist monuments at
Sanchi, a UNESCO world heritage site, are located in Raisen district. [3 ] Bhimbetka rock shelters, another UNESCO world heritage site, are also located in Raisen district. [4 ]
Demographics [ edit ]
Young girls in the Raisen district
According to the
2011 census Raisen District has a population of 1,331,699, roughly equal to the nation of [5 ] Mauritius or the US state of [6 ] Maine. This gives it a ranking of 365th in India (out of a total of [7 ] 640). The district has a population density of 157 inhabitants per square kilometre (410 /sq mi) . [5 ] Its [5 ] population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 18.36%. Raisen has a [5 ] sex ratio of 899 females for every 1000 males, and a [5 ] literacy rate of 74.26%. [5 ]
Tourism [ edit ]
Raisen District has many tourism places like
Sanchi:- World heritage, 46 km from Bhopal and 8 km from Vidisha, Bhojpur:- The Bjojpur temple houses the largest Shiva lingam in India, which is 5.5 m (18 ft) tall and 2.3 m (7.5 ft) in circumference and is crafted out a single rock.
Transportation [ edit ]
Raisen is 45 km from Bhopal, Its connected to Bhopal via NH-86. NH-12 also passes thru the District.
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Coordinates: 23°19′N 77°47′E / 23.317°N 77.783°E