Gwalior district

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Gwalior district
Location of Gwalior district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Gwalior district in Madhya Pradesh
CountryIndia
StateMadhya Pradesh
DivisionGwalior
HeadquartersGwalior
Tehsils1. Gwalior, 2. Bhitarwar, 3. Dabra
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesGwalior (shared with Shivpuri district)
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies1. Gwalior Rural, 2. Gwalior, 3. Gwalior East, 4. Gwalior South, 5. Bhitarwar and 6. Dabra
Area
 • Total4,560 km2 (1,760 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total2,032,036
 • Density450/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy77 per cent
 • Sex ratio864
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitehttp://gwalior.nic.in

Gwalior district is one of the 52 districts of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The historic city of Gwalior is its administrative headquarters. Other cities and towns in this district are Antari, Bhitarwar, Bilaua, Dabra, Morar Cantonment, Pichhore, and Tekanpur.

The district has an area of 4,560 km², and a population 2,032,036 (2011 census), a 25% increase from the 2001 census.Anurag Chaudhary is District Collector since March 2019.

Geography[edit]

The district is at the center of the Gird region, and is mostly a relatively level plain. This plain, though broken in its southern portion by low hills, has generally an elevation of only a few hundred feet above sea-level. In the summer season the climate is very hot, the shade temperature rising frequently to around 44°C (112°F), but in the winter months (from November to February inclusive) it is usually temperate and for short periods extremely cold.

Divisions[edit]

The district comprises 3 tehsils: Gwalior (formerly, Gird), Bhitarwar and Dabra (formerly, Pichore). There are six Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district. These are Gwalior Rural, Gwalior, Gwalior East, Gwalior South, Bhitarwar and Dabra. All of these are part of Gwalior Lok Sabha constituency.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Gwalior district has a population of 2,032,036,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Slovenia[2] or the US state of New Mexico.[3] This gives it a ranking of 227th in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 445 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,150/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 24.41%.[1] Gwalior has a sex ratio of 862 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 77.93%.[1]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901355,196—    
1911289,568−2.02%
1921301,397+0.40%
1931335,821+1.09%
1941405,832+1.91%
1951478,335+1.66%
1961594,362+2.20%
1971775,724+2.70%
19811,010,801+2.68%
19911,293,567+2.50%
20011,632,109+2.35%
20112,032,036+2.22%
source:[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Slovenia 2,000,092 July 2011 est.
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Mexico - 2,059,179
  4. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 26°13′25″N 78°10′45″E / 26.22361°N 78.17917°E / 26.22361; 78.17917