Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

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Keoti falls in Rewa City
Keoti falls in Rewa City
Rewa is located in Madhya Pradesh
Rewa is located in India
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
StateMadhya Pradesh
Founded byVikramaditya Singh
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyRewa Municipal Corporation
 • City69 km2 (27 sq mi)
 • Metro146 km2 (56 sq mi)
Area rank22nd[2]
304 m (997 ft)
 • City236,516
 • Rank5th[2]
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,900/sq mi)
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
486001 HPO 486002, 486003
Telephone code07662
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP-17

Rewa 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 230 kilometres (143 mi) north of the city of Jabalpur.


Delhi Durbar of 1903, held to commemorate the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra as Emperor and Empress of India: Elephant Carriage of the Maharaja of Rewa at the Retainers' Review, 7 January 1903

The district of Rewa 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.[3]


As of 2011, Rewa had a population of about 2,35,654 out of which 1,24,012 are males and 1,11,642 are females. Rewa has an average literacy rate of 86.31%, male literacy is 91.67%, and female literacy is 80.40%. In Rewa, 10.76% of the population is under 6 years old.


Rewa City Total Male Female
City Population 235,654 124,012 111,642
Literates 181,504 101,092 80,412
Children (0-6) 25,356 13,731 11,625
Average Literacy (%) 86.31 % 91.67 % 80.40 %
Sex ratio 900 (females per 1000 males)


Indore - Rewa Express Route map


Rewa railway station is connected to Satna through the 50 km Satna-Rewa branch line. Satna falls on the Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line.

Road & Air[edit]

The highways crosses through the city are NH 7, NH 27, and NH 75.

Closest major Airport to Rewa is in Prayagraj which is 130 kilometers (80.7 miles) away and has flights to major destinations such as Delhi, Bangaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata etc. Other airports are at Chorahta Airport Rewa, Khajuraho, Jabalpur and Varanasi.


  1. ^ a b "Rewa Info" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b "Census of India 2011 - MADHYA PRADESH" (PDF). Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "DISTRICT PROFILE - REWA" (PDF). Retrieved 18 September 2020.

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