Dindori district

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Dindori district
Location of Dindori district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Dindori district in Madhya Pradesh
StateMadhya Pradesh
HeadquartersDindori, Madhya Pradesh
 • Total6,128 km2 (2,366 sq mi)
 • Total704,524
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
 • Literacy63.90%
 • Sex ratio1002
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Narmada river in Dindori

Dindori District, formerly known as Ramgarh District, is a district of Madhya Pradesh state of central India. The town of Dindori is the district headquarters. The district is part of Jabalpur Division. The district (area: 6,128 km2) is located on the eastern part of Madhya Pradesh, bordering the state of Chhattisgarh. It is surrounded by Shahdol in the east, Mandla in the west, Umaria in the north, and Mungeli district of the state of Chhattisgarh in the south.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Dindori one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[1] It is one of the 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[1]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

According to the 2011 census Dindori District has a population of 704,524,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Bhutan[4] or the US state of Alaska.[5] This gives it a ranking of 501st in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 94 inhabitants per square kilometre (240/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 21.26%.[3] Dindori has a sex ratio of 1,002 females for every 1,000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 63.90%.[3]


At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 85.43% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 14.09% Gondi as their first language.[6]

Dindori's people speak multiple languages, including: Chhattsgarhi, Bagheli, which has a lexical similarity of 72-91% with Hindi[7] (compared to 60% for German and English)[8] and is spoken by about 7,800,000 people in Bagelkhand.[7]


  1. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  2. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Bhutan 708,427
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Alaska 710,231
  6. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  7. ^ a b M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bagheli: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  8. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "English". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.

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Coordinates: 22°57′N 81°05′E / 22.950°N 81.083°E / 22.950; 81.083