Mandla district

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Mandla district
Kanha National Park
Kanha National Park
Location of Mandla district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Mandla district in Madhya Pradesh
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesMandla
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies3
 • Total8,771 km2 (3,387 sq mi)
 • Total1,054,905
 • Density120/km2 (310/sq mi)
 • Literacy66.87 per cent
 • Sex ratio1008
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highways12A(NH 30)

Mandla District is a district of Madhya Pradesh in central India. The town of Mandla is the administrative headquarters of the district. It is part of Jabalpur Division.[1]

The district has an area of 8771 km², and a population of 779,414. It has 9 development blocks, 6 tehsils, and 1214 villages. It lies in the Mahakoshal region, and most of the district lies in the basin of the Narmada River.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Mandla one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

According to the 2011 census Mandla District has a population of 1,054,905,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[5] or the US state of Rhode Island.[6] This gives it a ranking of 432nd in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 182 inhabitants per square kilometre (470/sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 17.81%.[4] Mandla has a sex ratio of 1005 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 68.28%.[4]


At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 89.01% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 10.22% Gondi as their first language.[7][8]


Much of the district is forested, and it is home to Kanha National Park, a Project Tiger sanctuary. Kanha has the largest number of tigers in India. The park has won national awards for good management and infrastructure. The park is open year round except for July and August. The district is also home to Mandla Plant Fossils National Park. However, once upon a time Kanha and Satpura forest region, now famous as tiger reserves, were ruled by wild Indian elephants and lions.[9][10]


  1. ^ "Mandla district".
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Cyprus 1,120,489 July 2011 est.
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-10-19. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Rhode Island 1,052,567
  7. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  8. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Bharia: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28.
  9. ^ [1].
  10. ^ "Mandla district".

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Coordinates: 22°42′N 81°00′E / 22.700°N 81.000°E / 22.700; 81.000