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Sendhwa is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 21°41′05″N 75°05′43″E / 21.68472°N 75.09528°E / 21.68472; 75.09528Coordinates: 21°41′05″N 75°05′43″E / 21.68472°N 75.09528°E / 21.68472; 75.09528
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Barwani
 • Body nagar palika (municipality)
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 409 m (1,342 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 56,485
 • Density 3,100/km2 (8,100/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 451666
Telephone code 07281
Vehicle registration MP 46
Sex ratio 926 per 1000 males /

Sendhwa is a city with a municipal government in Barwani district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the headquarters for Sendhwa Tehsil, and, as of 2011, was the largest town in the district. The name Sendhwa was derived after the rulers Sendhaw (सेंधव) at period of holkars.[1]

It is well known for its huge cotton production and cotton mills. Sendhwa is also famous for its sites of historical interest, notably a black stone fort dating from the 16th century which has four main entrances, marking the four points of the compass. At the South door there is a temple complex, and therefore this is considered to be the main entrance. Another point of interest in the area is Bijasan Tekri, which is 15 km from Sendhwa and located at the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. Sendhwa is located 59 km away from district headquarter. Some of the important monuments like the Rajrajeshwar and Gaytri temples are located inside the Sendhwa fort.

Sendhwa has one of the biggest "Industrial Areas" present in the region. Acknowledging this, Government of Madhya Pradesh has given the city the title "Laxminagar", and it is even called The City of White Gold.


Sendhwa is located at MH&MP Border 21°41′N 75°06′E / 21.68°N 75.1°E / 21.68; 75.1.[2] It has an average elevation of 409 metres (1341 feet). it is biggest city in Barwani district.


As of 2011 India census,[3] Sendhwa had a population of 56,485. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Sendhwa has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 70%, and female literacy is 55%. In Sendhwa, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Sendhwa
Religion Percent
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (1.0%), Buddhists (<0.5%).



Global Institute of Engineering and Science
Renuka Institute Of Management
Arihant Homoeopathic Medical college
Government Polytechnic College
Premsukh Institute of Paramedical Science
Government PG College
Vivekananda B.Ed College
Sardar Patel B.Ed. College
B.P.Ed. college chatli
Darul Uloom Sendhwa
Ashrafi Darul Uloom
Rabiya Basri Girls Darul Uloom
Sendhwa Homoeopathic Medical College


CBSE Affiliated:-

Raghuwansh Public School (CBSE)
Gurukul, The Real English Medium School (CBSE)
Lions Convent Higher Secondary School (CBSE)
Saint Augustien School (CBSE)
Sendhwa Public School (CBSE)
The Anglo Public School (CBSE)

Madhya Pradesh (M.P.) Board:-

Govt.Excellence Higher Secondary School
Govt.Girls Higher Secondary School
Govt.High School No.1
Govt.Model Higher Secondary school
Govt.Kanya Parisar
Little Rose Public School
Fusion Higher Secondary school

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sinha, Sachin et al., Directorate of Census Operations, Madhya Pradesh (2015). District Census Handbook, Barwani, Census of India 2011: Village and Town Wise Primay Census Abstract (PDF). Series-24, PART XII-B. p. 14. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sendhwa
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.