Morena

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This article is about The Morena Municipal Corporation in Madhya Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Morena District. For other uses, see Morena (disambiguation).
Morena
Muraina
town
Morena is located in Madhya Pradesh
Morena
Morena
Coordinates: 26°30′N 78°00′E / 26.5°N 78.0°E / 26.5; 78.0Coordinates: 26°30′N 78°00′E / 26.5°N 78.0°E / 26.5; 78.0
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Morena
Morena municipal corporation. 6 Aug 2014.
Government
 • MLA Rustam Singh
Area
 • Total 80. km2 (31 sq mi)
Elevation 177 m (581 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 200,482
 • Rank 154
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,500/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 476001
Telephone code 07532
Vehicle registration MP 06
Website www.morena.nic.in

Morena is a town in the Morena district, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is governed by a municipal corporation. Located there are the administrative headquarters of the Morena District and of the Chambal Division. It is 39 km from Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh. Morena is often mentioned in the popular Indian television series Miley Jab Hum Tum, as the place from where hail the two female protagonists. Paan Singh Tomar was born and lived in Bhidausa, Morena, as noted in the Hindi movie Paan Singh Tomar.

Geography[edit]

Morena is located at 26°30′N 78°00′E / 26.5°N 78.0°E / 26.5; 78.0.[2] It has an average elevation of 177 metres (580 feet).

It is connected by rail and national highway with Gwalior and Agra. Oilseed milling and cotton weaving are the chief industries. The city has three colleges affiliated with Jiwaji University and two colleges affiliated with RGPV University. The surrounding region was formerly occupied by the princely states of Sheopur and Tonwarghar. The lower Chambal River basin consists of an alluvial tract in the north, cut by numerous ravines, and a forested area toward the south. Wheat and oilseeds are the main crops, and building stone is quarried. Morena is known for its peacocks[by whom?] (150,959 in 2001).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 census, Morena had a population of 288,303.[3] 13.2% of the population is under six years old.[3] Literacy was 80.38%; male literacy was 89.08% and female literacy was 70.22%.[3]

Notable residents[edit]

Cuisine[edit]

Gajak is a well-known sweet originating at Morena. It is made of sesame and jaggery specially manufactured in the winter season. Other local sweets include Bedaai, Gujia, and Pede.

Schools[edit]

Famous schools are:

  1. Government Excellence Higher Secondary School
  2. Neil World Public School
  3. Ganga Public School
  4. Saint Mary's School
  5. Government MLB Higher Secondary School
  6. T.R. Gandhi Public School
  7. Kendriya Vidyalaya

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

Morena is situated on National Highway No. 3. The roadway connects all the parts of the state and nearby states such as Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh. The city is situated at the heart of India and can be reached from anywhere in India through National Highway No. 3. The City has Mofussil (city-to-city) bus services with connections to nearby towns and villages. Buses from Morena connect to cities such as Agra, New Delhi, Gwalior, and Indore.

Distances from other major cities by road
Sl no City Distance
(km)
1 Delhi 291
2 Jaipur 300
3 Kanpur 290
4 Lucknow 370
5 Agra 80
6 Gwalior 39
7 Aligarh 167
8 Mathura 150
9 Vrindavan 165
10 Bareilly 300
11 Meerut 320
12 Jhansi 120
13 Hindaun City 159
14 Faridabad 260
15 Khajuraho 325
16 Kota 370

Indian Railways[edit]

Morena is well connected by train services to all parts of the country including Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Indore and other major cities. Direct connections by train are available to these cities. Express trains such as the Bhopal Express, Taj Express and Bhopal Shatabdi and many more stop at Morena. Morena is located in between Delhi-Bhopal Railway route; it takes by train from Morena 4 hours to reach Delhi and 6 hours to reach Bhopal. Morena Railway Station is classified under 80 A class stations across India. This Railway Station is also famous for cold drinking water in summer by National Scouts and Guide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Morena
  3. ^ a b c "Provisional Population Totals, Census of India 2011; Cities having population 1 lakh and above" (pdf). Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 March 2012.