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Charkhari is located in Uttar Pradesh
Location in Uttar Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 25°24′N 79°45′E / 25.4°N 79.75°E / 25.4; 79.75Coordinates: 25°24′N 79°45′E / 25.4°N 79.75°E / 25.4; 79.75
Country  India
State Uttar Pradesh
District Mahoba
Elevation 184 m (604 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 23,823
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 210421

Charkhari is a town in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh state, India.


Charkhari is located at 25°24′N 79°45′E / 25.4°N 79.75°E / 25.4; 79.75.[1] It has an average elevation of 184 metres (603 feet). Charkhari is also known as the 'Kashmir of Bundelkhand'. The town is surrounded by many lakes.[2]


Main article: Charkhari State

Charkhari State was one of the Princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. The state was founded in 1765 by Bijai Bahadur, a Rajput of Bundela clan. On India’s independence, this Princely state was acceded to India.[3]


As of 2001 India census,[4] Charkhari had a population of 23,823. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Charkhari has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 68% and female literacy of 47%. 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.


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