Nagod

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Nagod
city
Nickname(s): Nagaudh
Nagod is located in Madhya Pradesh
Nagod
Nagod
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 24°34′N 80°36′E / 24.57°N 80.6°E / 24.57; 80.6Coordinates: 24°34′N 80°36′E / 24.57°N 80.6°E / 24.57; 80.6
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Satna
Government
 • Body Congress
Elevation 330 m (1,080 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 22,568
Languages
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MP19

Nagod or Nagaud is a town and a nagar panchayat in Satna district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located 17 miles (27 km) from the town of Satna. It is the administrative headquarters of Nagod Tehsil.

Origin[edit]

Nagod derives its name from Nagdev meaning Town or City.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Nagod is located at 24°34′N 80°36′E / 24.57°N 80.6°E / 24.57; 80.6.[1] It has an average elevation of 330 metres (1082 feet). Nagod is near to the district headquarters at Satna and is well-connected by roads. The Amarna river flows near the town's fort.

Princely history[edit]

Nagod was formerly the capital of a princely state of British India, Nagod State.[2] The state was founded in 1344, and until the 18th century was known as Unchahara from the name of its original capital.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[3] Nagod had a population of 22,568. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nagod has an average literacy rate of 68%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 60%. In Nagod, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.[citation needed]

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