Bhikangaon

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Bhikangaon
city
Bhikangaon is located in Madhya Pradesh
Bhikangaon
Bhikangaon
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 21°52′N 75°57′E / 21.87°N 75.95°E / 21.87; 75.95Coordinates: 21°52′N 75°57′E / 21.87°N 75.95°E / 21.87; 75.95
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Khargone
Elevation 278 m (912 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Total 15,321
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Bhikangaon is a town and a nagar parishad in Khargone district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Geography[edit]

Bhikangaon is located at 21°52′N 75°57′E / 21.87°N 75.95°E / 21.87; 75.95.[1] It has an average elevation of 278 metres (912 feet).It falls in Khargone district .the nearest railway station is Khandwa and nearest airport is Indore.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001, Bhikangaon had a population of 14,288. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Bhikangaon has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 75% and female literacy of 62%. 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The Bhikangaon Nagar Panchayat has population of 16,217 of which 8,315 are males while 7,902 are females as per report released by Census India 2011.

Population of Children with age of 0-6 is 2221 which is 13.70% of total population of Bhikangaon (NP). In Bhikangaon Nagar Panchayat, Female Sex Ratio is of 950 against state average of 931. Moreover, Child Sex Ratio in Bhikangaon is around 884 compared to Madhya Pradesh state average of 918. Literacy rate of Bhikangaon city is 82.29% higher than state average of 69.32%. In Bhikangaon, Male literacy is around 88.58% while female literacy rate is 75.76%.

Bhikangaon Nagar Panchayat has total administration over 3,083 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Nagar Panchayat limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.

Culture[edit]

There are lots of places to visit in Bhikangaon : Sai Baba Temple, ancient Maa holkar Baudi,bhairav baba Temple, Ganpati Beda and Aparveda Dem are some of them. Bhikangaon is famous for its Gangore Utsav celebration.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bhikangaon