Berasia

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Berasia
city
Berasia is located in Madhya Pradesh
Berasia
Berasia
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Berasia is located in India
Berasia
Berasia
Berasia (India)
Coordinates: 23°38′N 77°26′E / 23.63°N 77.43°E / 23.63; 77.43Coordinates: 23°38′N 77°26′E / 23.63°N 77.43°E / 23.63; 77.43
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictBhopal
Elevation
484 m (1,588 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total24,289
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
463106
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP

Berasia is a town and a nagar palika (municipality) in Bhopal district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

History[edit]

An 1823 map of Central India. Berasia is depicted as "Burseeah" in the Malwa province

In the early 18th century, Berasia was a small mustajiri (rented estate) under the authority of the Delhi-based Mughal fief-holder Taj Mohammad Khan. It suffered from anarchy and lawlessness due to regular attacks from highwaymen and plunderers. Dost Mohammad Khan, a Mughal soldier-turned-mercenary of Afghan descent, took on the lease of Berasia for an annual payment of 30,000 rupees.[1] He later annexed several neighboring territories and established the Bhopal State.

Geography[edit]

Berasia is located at 23°38′N 77°26′E / 23.63°N 77.43°E / 23.63; 77.43.[2] It has an average elevation of 484 metres (1,587 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Berasia had a population of 24,289. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Berasia has an average literacy rate of 57%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with 60% of the males and 40% of females literate. 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ S.R. Bakshi and O.P. Ralhan (2007). Madhya Pradesh Through the Ages. Sarup & Sons. pp. 380–383. ISBN 978-81-7625-806-7.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Berasia
  3. ^ "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.