Begamganj

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Begumganj
city
Begumganj is located in Madhya Pradesh
Begumganj
Begumganj
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°36′N 78°20′E / 23.6°N 78.33°E / 23.6; 78.33Coordinates: 23°36′N 78°20′E / 23.6°N 78.33°E / 23.6; 78.33
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Raisen
Elevation 498 m (1,634 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 34,031
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 464881
Telephone code 07487
Vehicle registration MP-38

Begumganj (Hindi: बेगमगंज) is a city and a municipality in Raisen district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. and is located on the Bhopal - Sagar National Highway (NH-86A) 120 km away from Bhopal. It is one of the five divisions of raisen district.

Geography[edit]

Begumganj is located at 23°36′N 78°20′E / 23.6°N 78.33°E / 23.6; 78.33.[1] It has an average elevation of 498 metres (1633 feet). It is located on a river Bina. It is about 120 km north of Bhopal, the capital of Central Indian State of Madhya Pradesh and is about 85 km from Raisen town, which is the district headquarters. It is much easier to reach Begumganj from Bhopal. on account of better roads and more frequent buses plying between Bhopal and Begumganj. It takes about 2.5 hours by a public transport bus to reach Begumganj from Bhopal, connected with fine state highway no.21. These buses are available 24 Hours from ISBT(Inter State Bus Terminal,Hoshangabad Road) stand of Bhopal. The nearest railway station is Sagar,60 kilometres east of Begumganj,

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[2] Begumganj had a population of 34,031. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Begumganj has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 72.5%; with 58% of the males and 42% of females literate. 17% of the population is under 6 years of age. Begumganj has a mixed population of Hindus and Muslims. in the town the Hindus and Muslims are almost in equal numbers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Begumganj
  2. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.