Tal, Madhya Pradesh

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Tal
city
Tal is located in Madhya Pradesh
Tal
Tal
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°43′N 75°23′E / 23.72°N 75.38°E / 23.72; 75.38Coordinates: 23°43′N 75°23′E / 23.72°N 75.38°E / 23.72; 75.38
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Ratlam
Elevation 437 m (1,434 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,073
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Tal is a town and a nagar panchayat in Ratlam District of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a part of the Alot tehsil. Before Indian independence, Tal was part of the princely state of Jaora, ruled by the Dodia chiefs.

Origin of the name[edit]

The name of the town is derived from the Malvi word Talav that means pond. The town is popularly believed to be built by reclaiming land from a large pond.The princely state was ruled by the strong Dodia clan which holds the title "Rawat". Before independence the rule was under Rawat Shri Shambhu Singh ji(Tal).

Geography[edit]

Tal is located at 23°43′N 75°23′E / 23.72°N 75.38°E / 23.72; 75.38.[1] It has an average elevation of 437 metres (1433 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Tal had a population of 13,073. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Tal has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 48%. In Tal, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tal
  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.