Rewa, Madhya Pradesh

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Rewa

Baghels
City
Keoti falls in Rewa
Keoti falls in Rewa
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
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • BodyRewa Municipal Corporation
Area
 • Total6,314 km2 (2,438 sq mi)
Area rank22nd[1]
Elevation
304 m (997 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total236,516
 • Rank5th [2]
 • Density37/km2 (97/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
486001 HPO 486002, 486003
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.

History[edit]

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, 7th January 1903

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.[3]

Demographics [1][edit]

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 %
Sexratio 900


Hinduism is majority religion in Rewa city with 87.43 % followers. Islam is second most popular religion in city of Rewa with approximately 11.65 % following it. In Rewa city, Christinity is followed by 0.23 %, Jainism by 0.22 %, Sikhism by 0.23 % and Buddhism by 0.23 %. Around 0.01 % stated 'Other Religion', approximately 0.17 % stated 'No Particular Religion'.

Description Total Percentage
Hindu 206,026 87.43 %
Muslims 27,444 11.65 %
Christian 534 0.23 %
Sikh 533 0.23 %
Jain 511 0.22 %
Not Stated 395 0.17 %
Buddhist 188 0.08 %
Others 23 0.01 %



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

Climate[edit]

Rewa has a humid subtropical climate, with cold, misty winters, 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)
[citation needed]

[4]


Transportation[edit]

Indore - Rewa Express Route map

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.

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.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://censusindia.gov.in/2011census/dchb/2313_PART_B_DCHB_REWA.pdf
  2. ^ https://censusindia.gov.in/2011census/dchb/2313_PART_B_DCHB_REWA.pdf
  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. ^ "Climate: Rewa - Climate graph, Temperature graph, Climate table - Climate-Data.org". en.climate-data.org. Retrieved 17 April 2016.

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