Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

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Rewa
City
Rewa is located in Madhya Pradesh
Rewa
Rewa
Rewa is located in India
Rewa
Rewa
Coordinates: 24°32′N 81°18′E / 24.53°N 81.3°E / 24.53; 81.3Coordinates: 24°32′N 81°18′E / 24.53°N 81.3°E / 24.53; 81.3
CountryIndia
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictRewa
Elevation
304 m (997 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total235,422
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
486001 HPO
Telephone code07662
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP-17
Websitewww.rewa.nic.in

Rewa About this soundpronunciation  is a city in north-eastern part of Madhya Pradesh state in India. It is the administrative centre of Rewa District and Rewa Division. The city lies about 420 kilometres (261 mi) northeast of the state capital Bhopal and 130 kilometres (81 mi) south of the city of Allahabad. Rewa derives its name from another name for the Narmada River. Rewa is connected to Allahabad via NH 27 and Sidhi, Satna, Maihar and Varansi via NH-7.

Climate[edit]

Rewa has a humid subtropical climate, with cold, misty winters, a hot summer and a humid monsoon season. Summers start in late March and go on till mid-June, the average temperature being around 30 °C (86 °F), with the peak of summer in May, when the highs regularly exceed 45 °C (104 °F). The monsoon starts in late June and ends in late September. These months see about 40 inches (1025 mm) of precipitation. The average temperature is around 25 °C (77 °F) and the humidity is quite high. Temperatures rise again up to late October when winter starts, which lasts up to early March. Winters in Rewa are cold and misty with average temperatures around 15 °C (58 °F) and little rain. The winter peaks in January when temperatures may drop close to freezing on some nights. The total annual rainfall is about 1128 mm (44 inches).

Climate data for Rewa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 24
(75)
27
(81)
33
(91)
39
(102)
42
(108)
39
(102)
32
(90)
31
(88)
32
(90)
32
(90)
28
(82)
25
(77)
32
(90)
Average low °C (°F) 9
(48)
11
(52)
16
(61)
22
(72)
27
(81)
28
(82)
25
(77)
25
(77)
24
(75)
19
(66)
12
(54)
8
(46)
19
(66)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 28
(1.1)
8
(0.3)
15
(0.6)
3
(0.1)
4
(0.2)
123
(4.8)
343
(13.5)
366
(14.4)
193
(7.6)
29
(1.1)
11
(0.4)
5
(0.2)
1,128
(44.3)
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Demographics[edit]

As of 2011, Rewa had a population of about 2,354,220.[2] out of which 1,219,980 are males and 1,134,240 are females. Rewa has an average literacy rate of 53.42%, male literacy is 63.67%, and female literacy is 42.49%. In Rewa, 14.41% of the population is under 6 years old.[3]

History[edit]

The district derives its name from the town of Rewa, the district headquarters, which is another name for the Narmada River. The territories now included in the district were held by the imperial Maurya dynasty, which ruled in the 3rd century BC. The area came under the Kalachuris from the 9th to the end of the 12th century. In the 13th century, Ulugh Khan, brother of Sultan Alauddin, drove the Baghela king east into the area, where he founded the Princely State of Rewa. This dynasty continued until the last successor, Martand Singh, abdicated and acceded rule to the Dominion of India in 1947. The present Rewa district came into existence in 1950 when the Provinces and States Order (transfer of enclaves) was put into effect. Prior to August 1947, the district, along with the Raghurajnagar tehsil of the former Rewa state, corresponded to that state's north Rewa district.[4]

Economy[edit]

Rewa has a diversified economic base. The major contributions to the city's economy come from tourism, agriculture and mineral industries. The handicraft and cottage industry sectors play an important part in contributing to the growing economy.[30] Rewa is house of many cement factories. Major cement companies like Jaypee Group, ultratech, birla cement and prism cement are situated here.It produced GDP of ₹8223 crores in the fiscal year 2012-13, thus GDP per capita was below ₹40,000 and far below the national average of ₹68,747.[5]

Governance[edit]

Rewa district, itself Rewa Lok Sabha constituency is divided into following 8 Vidhan Sabha (Legislative assembly) Constituencies:

  1. Deotalab
  2. Gurh
  3. Mangawan
  4. Mauganj
  5. Rewa
  6. Semariya
  7. Sirmaur
  8. Teonthar

Education[edit]

Rewa is home to many schools and colleges, including [Saraswati shishu Mandir hr. Sec. School Rewa][Jawahar Navodaya vidyalaya sirmour] [Sainik School Rewa] Only in this district Of Madhya Pradesh Gyanodya Public School Pathera rewa, Awadhesh Pratap Singh University, Government Engineering College, Rewa and Shyam Shah Medical College.

Universities and colleges[edit]

Government universities[edit]

Engineering colleges[edit]

Medical colleges and Hospitals[edit]

Transportation[edit]

Rail[edit]

Rewa railway station is connected to Satna through the 50 km Satna-Rewa branch line. Satna falls on the Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line. Important Trains that terminate here :

Road & Air[edit]

The highways crosses through the city are NH 7, NH 27, and NH 75. The nearest airports are at Khajuraho, Allahabad Airport, Jabalpur and Varanasi.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate: Rewa - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table - Climate-Data.org". en.climate-data.org. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ District profile of Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, Compiled By :- Suvendu Singha District Facilitator, Rewa Division MP State Planning Commission – UNICEF MP Date of compilation: 20 June 2012
  4. ^ New Delhi, Census of India (2011). "District census hand book, Rewa (village and town directory)" (PDF). p. xvii. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 October 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2016.
  5. ^ "GDP at current prices for selected districts of MP".

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