Narsinghpur district

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Narsinghpur district
Location of Narsinghpur district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Narsinghpur district in Madhya Pradesh
StateMadhya Pradesh
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesHoshangabad
 • Total5,125.55 km2 (1,978.99 sq mi)
 • Total1,091,854
 • Density210/km2 (550/sq mi)
 • Literacy76.79 per cent
 • Sex ratio917
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Narsinghpur district (also referred to Narsimhapur district) is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The city of Narsinghpur is administrative headquarters of the district.As of 2001 Narsinghpur is the most literate district of MP.


The district has an area 5,125.55 km². The district is part of the Jabalpur Division. It is bounded on the north by Sagar and Damoh districts, on the east by Jabalpur District, on the southeast by Seoni District, on the south by Chhindwara District, on the west by Hoshangabad District, and on the northwest by Raisen District. The administrative seat is Narsinghpur.[1]

The district sits in the basin of the Narmada River. The Vindhya Range skirts the northern end of the district. The Satpura Range forms the district's southern boundary. It is located between 220 55’ and 230 15’ north latitude, and 780 38’ and 790 38’ east longitudes. It has an average elevation of 359.8 m above mean sea level.[2]


At the beginning of the 19th century, Narsinghpur District was in the domain of the Maratha Bhonsle Maharajas of Nagpur, and was known as "Gadaria Kheda". Soon a Ĵat leader occupied the place and built a large temple of Lord Narsingh on it. This led the city to be named Narsinghpur. Later this district was ceded to the British Raj in 1818. Narsinghpur District was part of the Nerbudda (Narmada) Division of the Central Provinces and Berar, which became the state of Madhya Bharat (later Madhya Pradesh) after India's independence in 1947.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

According to the 2011 census Narsinghpur District has a population of 1,091,854,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Cyprus[5] or the US state of Rhode Island.[6] This gives it a ranking of 418th in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 213 inhabitants per square kilometre (550/sq mi).[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.04%.[4] Narsimhapur has a sex ratio of 917 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 76.79%.[4]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 99.57% of the population in the district spoke Hindi as their first language.[7]


  • Government Multipurpose Higher Secondary School
  • Government Post Graduate College
  • Government School of Excellence
  • Chavara Vidya Peeth Schl
  • Narsingh Public School
  • Kendriya Vidhyalaya
  • Saraswati School

Laurels English Medium High school

  • siyal international school


The main rail line from Mumbai to Kolkata, which follows the Narmada River valley, runs through the district from west to east.

There is a bus stand located near the station. Previously it was at the city center. The town is around the National Highway - 26.

Notable personalities[edit]


  1. ^ "Narsinghpur". mponline. Archived from the original on 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  2. ^ "Narsinghpur". District administration. Retrieved 2010-08-19.
  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. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Rhode Island 1,052,567
  7. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue

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Coordinates: 22°55′N 79°10′E / 22.917°N 79.167°E / 22.917; 79.167