Shujalpur

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Shujalpur
city
Shujalpur is located in Madhya Pradesh
Shujalpur
Shujalpur
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°24′N 76°43′E / 23.4°N 76.72°E / 23.4; 76.72Coordinates: 23°24′N 76°43′E / 23.4°N 76.72°E / 23.4; 76.72
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Shajapur
Elevation 448 m (1,470 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 42,465
Languages
 • Official Hindi, Malvi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Shujalpur is a city and a municipality in Shajapur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. City has a great history attached to itself. Ranoji Rao Shinde, father of Mahadji Shinde(Scindia), died in 1745 at Shujalpur, where his cenotaph (chattri) stands which houses a Shiv temple. It is known as Ranoganj.

Geography[edit]

Shujalpur is located at 23°24′N 76°43′E / 23.4°N 76.72°E / 23.4; 76.72 It has an average elevation of 448 metres (1469 feet). The city falls in the Malwa region.Two rivers namely, the Nevaj and Jamdad flow through the city.

Railways[edit]

Shujalpur Railway Station

Shujalpur lies on the Ujjain-Bhopal WR-CR link. There are regular trains plying to Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Kanpur, Patna, Trivendrum, Coimbatore, Cochin, Nagpur, Jammu , Puri and other major cities.

Roadways[edit]

From Bhopal- 91 km

From Indore- 150 km

Nearest International Airport Bhopal which is 83 km

Nearest International Airport Indore which is 170 km

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] Shujalpur had a population of 42,465. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Shujalpur has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 61%. In Shujalpur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age. People speak Malvi (a local dialect of Hindi) and Hindi. Shujalpur also has a large population of Maharashtrian people, hence Marathi is also spoken and understood by a large number of people. Shujalpur is legislative assembly constituency. Shujalpur is a tehsil (sub-district).

History[edit]

The city has also a rich political history, First Prime-Minister (as then it was called) of Madhya Bharat late Pandit Liladhar Joshi belonged to this city. A famous tample of god shiva known as jata shankar is there. On the occasion of maha shivratri ,a fair is organised near the canotaph of ranoji rao sindhia and in the jatashankar temple every year and people also used to celebrates the birthday of sai baba every year with great joy and happiness.

Special bazaar of diwali.jpg

Culture and economy[edit]

Shujalpur is considered as the king of rural areas.Around this city more than 50 villeges are there and all are connected via roads so that people can easily moves to city for there business and work.People are very simple and heart givers .They respect the customers from the core of there hearts.anaj mandi of shujalpur is very famous for soyabean .Every Sunday in shujalpur mandi and every Thursday in shujalpur city weakly haat/weakly bazaar is organised which is only source of selling and purchasing vegetables and other goods. On the occasion of Diwali a special haat/bazaar is organised.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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.