Alirajpur

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Alirajpur city

Alirajpur city
City
Alirajpur city is located in Madhya Pradesh
Alirajpur city
Alirajpur city
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Alirajpur city is located in India
Alirajpur city
Alirajpur city
Alirajpur city (India)
Coordinates: 22°18′19″N 74°21′9″E / 22.30528°N 74.35250°E / 22.30528; 74.35250Coordinates: 22°18′19″N 74°21′9″E / 22.30528°N 74.35250°E / 22.30528; 74.35250
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictAlirajpur district
Population
 (2011)
 • Total28,498
Languages
 • OfficialHindi , English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMP-69
ClimateTropical savanna climate
Websitewww.alirajpur.nic.in

Alirajpur is a city in the Alirajpur tehsil in Alirajpur district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Alirajpur State was formerly a princely state of India, under the Bhopawar Agency in Central India. It lay in the Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh, near the border with Gujarat and Maharashtra. It had an area of 836 m².[1] It had been from time to time under British administration. The Victoria bridge at Alirajpur was built to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of 1897.[1]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Alirajpur had a population of 25,161. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

During the British Raj Alirajpur was the capital of Alirajpur State, one of the princely states of India.[3] After India got independence in the year 1947, the ruling family of Alirajpur State moved to Delhi, where the last ruler of Ali Rajpur, Surendra Singh, subsequently served as the Ambassador of India to Spain in the 1980s.

Geography[edit]

Alirajpur's topography is predominantly hilly. Area-wise, the former Alirajpur taluka was larger than the Jhabua taluka of Jhabua district. Now Alirajpur is a District. The Rajwara fort is situated in the centre of the town.

Economy[edit]

Its economy depends primarily on agricultural endeavours, especially farming, especially mangoes. The agricultural trading yard in Alirajpur is the biggest in the state when it comes to mango trading. Alirajpur is also a hub for dolomite business.

Transport[edit]

Bus

Alirajpur well connected to Indore and nearby Districts.

Railway

On 30 October 2019 New railway line was inaugurated between Alirajpur to Pratapnagar of Vadodara.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Alirajpur" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 1 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 671.
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ Malleson, G. B.: An historical sketch of the native states of India, London 1875, Reprint Delhi 1984

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