Rajgarh district

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Rajgarh district
राजगढ़ जिला
District of Madhya Pradesh
Location of Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
Administrative division Bhopal
Headquarters Rajgarh (Madhya Pradesh)
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Rajgarh
Area
 • Total 6,154 km2 (2,376 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,545,814
 • Density 250/km2 (650/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 61.21 %
Major highways NH-3, NH-12
Website Official website

Rajgarh District is a District of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The city of Rajgarh is the administrative headquarters of the district.

The district has an area of 6,154 km² and the population is 1,545,814 (2011 census).[1] The district lies on the northern edge of the Malwa plateau, and the Parbati River forms the eastern boundary of the district, while the Kali Sindh River forms the western boundary. The district has seven tehsils, Rajgarh, Khilchipur, Zirapur, Biaora, Narsinghgarh, Sarangpur and pachore . The district is bounded by Rajasthan state to the north, and by the districts of Guna to the northeast, Bhopal to the east, Sehore to the southeast, and Shajapur to the south and west. It is part of Bhopal Division.

The district was created May 1948, and includes the territory of the former princely states of Rajgarh, Narsinghgarh, Khilchipur, and parts of the states of Dewas Junior and Senior (Sarangpur tehsil) and Indore (Jirapur tehsil, now part of Khilchipur tehsil).

In addition to the town of Rajgarh, Khilchipur, Kotravihar and Narsinghgarh are places of interest.

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Rajgarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Rajgarh District has a population of 1,545,814,[3] which is more than that of nations like Swaziland or Mauritius[4] This gives it a ranking of 322nd in India (out of a total of 640).[5] The district has a population density of 251 inhabitants per square kilometre (650/sq mi) .[6] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.26%.[7] Rajgarh has a sex ratio of 956 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 61.21%.[8]

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Coordinates: 22°40′37″N 74°56′42″E / 22.67694°N 74.94500°E / 22.67694; 74.94500