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Keolari is a town and a tehsil in Seoni district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The confluence of the Wainganga and Sagar rivers is located at Keolari. The town has a District Institute of Education Training Institute (D.I.E.T.).
Keolari is named after a kind of paddy "keolar" which was profusely produced in this region. Keolari is located at  It has an average elevation of 447 metres (1466 feet). It is located at the absolute center of the country..
As of 2001[update] India census, Keolari had a population of 8,840. Males constitute 4,495, 50.84% of the population and females 4,345, 49.15%. As per District government, Keolari has an average literacy rate of 69.16%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79.82%, and female literacy is 58.47%. Schools in Keolari include Deep Jyoti Public Higher Secondary School, Bhartiya Gyan Peeth, Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Ramanujan Convent School, Excellence School (formerly Govt. Boys Hr. Sec. School), Gov. Girls Hr. Sec. School, St. Norbert's School and others.
Keolari is a tehsil. It is administered by Keolari Gram Panchayat. The town is divided in wards. Each ward is represented by a ward member. The SDM court has been working since 1998. It is also a Janpad pachayat.
The city has the typical hot and dry temperate of the Great Indian Plateau. Keolari is hot during summers with temperatures up to 44 degree Celsius but the winters are quite comfortable. From the July to September months bring heavy rains with the onset of the South Western monsoon. The October to March window during the winters is suitable for a visit to the city.
Keolari is a railway station on the narrow gauge (2 ft 6 in (762 mm)) line between Jabalpur to the north and Gondia / Balaghat to the south.It is connected to Asia's largest narrow gauge railway station Nainpur. This line is scheduled for conversion to broad gauge as part of the Unigauge Project. Narrow gauge line also branches to Nainpur Mandla in the east and to Nagpur via Chhindwara.
It is connected to Mandla, Seoni, Nagpur, Jabalpur and Balaghat by roads. Between Mandla and Keolari is a small village "Chirai Dongri", from where there is access to Kanha Kislee, a well-known national park. There are beautiful picnic spots at Sangam, Siddhaghat, and other locations. It is famous for its two Khermai (choti and badi). Siddhaghat is a very beautiful place with small marble rocks just like Bhedhaghat in Jabalpur. The river Wanganga cut through the rocks, making a beautiful scene.
There are a few hotels and restaurants in Keolari,some of them being gujrat sweets,Jain Bhojanalaya, Sahu Hotel,Lodge etc.