Lahar, India

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Lahar
Town
Lahar is located in Madhya Pradesh
Lahar
Lahar
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Lahar is located in India
Lahar
Lahar
Lahar (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
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictBhind
Elevation275 m (902 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total214,048
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN477445
Telephone code07529
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP-30

Lahar is a town 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 including a cricket 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]

According to the 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

As of 2011, Lahar has a total population of 214,048 with 116,027 males and 98,021 females. The male literacy rate rose to 72.38% and the female literacy rate rose to 51.45%.[3]

Politics[edit]

As a constituency of Madhya Pradesh:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Lahar, India". fallingrain.com.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
  3. ^ "Lahar Tehsil Population, Caste, Religion Data - Bhind district, Madhya Pradesh". censusindia.co.in. Retrieved 23 October 2018.