This article is about the municipality in India. For the district formerly named after it, see
Kawardha is a city and a municipality in Kabirdham district in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh. It is the administrative headquarters of Kabirdham district. Kawardha is also known for the "Temple of Bhoramdeo."
History [ edit ]
Kawardha State was established in 1751 by first Ruler Mahabali Singh. During the British Raj Kawardha was the capital of Kawardha State, one of the princely states of the Eastern States Agency. In 1806 the Eighth Guru of Kabeer panth Haq Nam Saheb established a Guru Gaddi here. In 1936 Kawardha town became a municipality before independence. The famous [1 ] Bhoramdev Temple is in the town.
Geography [ edit ]
Kawardha is located at
. 22°01′N 81°15′E / 22.02°N 81.25°E The total area is 798 square miles (2,070 km [2 ] 2). The state consists of hill and forest. It has an average elevation of 353 metres (1,158 ft). [3 ]
Demographics [ edit ]
At the 2011 India
census, Kawardha had a population of 44,205. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Kawardha has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 55%. In Kawardha, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. [4 ]
References [ edit ]
Dr.Sanjay Alung-Chhattisgarh ki Riyaste/Princely stastes aur Jamindariyaa (Vaibhav Prakashan, Raipur1,
Dr.Sanjay Alung-Chhattisgarh ki Janjaatiyaa/Tribes aur Jatiyaa/Castes (Mansi publication, Delhi6,