Sihora

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Sihora
city
Sihora is located in Madhya Pradesh
Sihora
Sihora
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°00′N 80°07′E / 23.00°N 80.12°E / 23.00; 80.12Coordinates: 23°00′N 80°07′E / 23.00°N 80.12°E / 23.00; 80.12
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Jabalpur
Elevation 386 m (1,266 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 37,887
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Sihora is a town and a municipality in Jabalpur district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Sihora is located at 23°29′N 80°07′E / 23.48°N 80.12°E / 23.48; 80.12.[1] It has an average elevation of 386 metres (1266 feet). It was the biggest tehsil of the state. The people of Sihora are demanding district status from their state government. A village, Karondi, about 40 km from Sihora is considered to be centre point of post-partition India (pre-partition centre point is at Nagpur).

Sihora municipal corporation is one of the oldest corporations of Madhya Pradesh. It was established in 1867.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 India census,[2] Sihora had a population of 37,887. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Sihora has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 59%. In Sihora, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc – Sihora. Fallingrain.com. Retrieved on 2012-07-26.
  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.