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|Historical Region of North India
|Location||northern Madhya Pradesh|
|State established:||11th century|
Gird (also can be known as Gopasetra in ancient times, or Gwalior region later) is a region of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. It includes the districts of Bhind, Gwalior, Morena, Sheopur, and Shivpuri. Gwalior is the largest city in the region, and its historic center.
The Chambal and Yamuna rivers form the northwestern and northern boundaries of the region. Hadoti region of Rajasthan lies to the southwest, Malwa region of Madhya Pradesh lies to the south, and Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh lies to the east. Gird is sometimes considered part of Bundelkhand.
The region is semi arid characterized by black less fertile soil,rainfall of 200 to 300 mm/year, and winter temperatures that sometimes drop below 5 degrees Celsius. Major crops in the region include soyabean, gram and wheat and under assured irrigation, and guava, ber, aonla, and custardapple.
See: Gwalior state
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