Lahar, India

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Lahar
लहार
city
Lahar is located in Madhya Pradesh
Lahar
Lahar
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 26°07′N 78°34′E / 26.11°N 78.56°E / 26.11; 78.56Coordinates: 26°07′N 78°34′E / 26.11°N 78.56°E / 26.11; 78.56
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Bhind
Elevation 275 m (902 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total

28,253

area_magnitude= sq. km
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 477445
Telephone code 07529
Vehicle registration MP30

Lahar is a city and a Nagar Panchayat in Bhind district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Lahar is located at 26°07′N 78°34′E / 26.11°N 78.56°E / 26.11; 78.56.[1] It has an average elevation of 275 metres (902 feet). Sports facilities in Lahar include a stadium named after Indira Gandhi.

History[edit]

The history of Lahar can be traced back to the Mahabharat era. It is said that the famous Lakchhagrih, (a palace built up of Lakh[clarification needed], which is a highly inflammable material), was built by the Kauravas for Pandavas at the end of their exile. As the legend goes, Kaurav wanted to kill Pandavas by burning them inside the Lakchhagrih. One can still find the pieces of charred lakh in the outskirts of town.

Transport[edit]

Nearest Railway Stations are Gwalior(110 km.), Bhind(60 km.) and Jhansi(110 km.). Recently it is connected to the state highway.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Lahar had a population of 28,253. Males constitute 54% of the population and females 46%. Lahar has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 50%. In Lahar, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age

Politics[edit]

As a constituency of Madhya Pradesh:

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