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|Named for||Its historic places.|
|• MLA||Dr. Gauri Shankar Shejwar BJP|
|• Mayor||Jamna Sen BJP|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MP|
Raisen is a town and a municipality in Raisen district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Raisen District. Raisen takes its name from the massive fort at the top of a hill. The town is located at the foot. The name is probably a corruption of Rajavasini or Rajasayan—the royal residence. The famous places to visit in Raisen district are raisen fort, dargah, and sanchi stupa.
The region is predominantly agrarian.
As of 2001[update] India census, Raisen had a population of 35,553. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Raisen has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 59%. In Raisen, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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