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Temple-virat, Shahdol   Shahdol railway station
Temple-virat, Shahdol
Shahdol railway station
Shahdol is located in Madhya Pradesh
Shahdol is located in India
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 23°17′N 81°21′E / 23.28°N 81.35°E / 23.28; 81.35Coordinates: 23°17′N 81°21′E / 23.28°N 81.35°E / 23.28; 81.35
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Shahdol
Elevation 464 m (1,522 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 86,681
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration MP

Shahdol is a city in Shahdol district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Shahdol District. Shahdol is also the 9th Division of Madhya Pradesh state since 14 june 2008, including Shahdol, Anuppur and Umaria.

District Shahdol is predominantly hilly, with a belt of śāl trees and mixed forests. The total geographical area of the district is 5,671 square kilometres (2,190 sq mi). Shahdol is major railway station in South Eastern Central Railway zoned in Bilaspur of Bilaspur Division. Every train has hault of atleast 5 minutes in the station.


As of 2011 India census,[2] Shahdol had a population of 100,565. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Shahdol has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 86%, and female literacy is 72%. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Notable people[edit]

  • Amita Chapra - Former Member, State Women's Commission, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh. (Minister of State Status)


  1. ^ "Census of India Search details". Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.