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Madhav Chauk, a market in Shivpuri
Madhav Chauk, a market in Shivpuri
Shivpuri is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Shivpuri is located in India
Shivpuri (India)
Coordinates: 25°26′N 77°39′E / 25.43°N 77.65°E / 25.43; 77.65Coordinates: 25°26′N 77°39′E / 25.43°N 77.65°E / 25.43; 77.65
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Shivpuri
Named for Shiva
 • Total 10,278 km2 (3,968 sq mi)
Elevation 468 m (1,535 ft)
Population (provisional figure of 2011)
 • Total 17,25,782
 • Density 170/km2 (430/sq mi)
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 473551
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration MP-33

Shivpuri is a city and a municipality in Shivpuri district located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is in the Gwalior Division of northwest Madhya Pradesh and is the administrative headquarters of Shivpuri District. It is situated at an altitude of 1,515 feet (462 m) above sea level. Shivpuri district shares a border with Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh towards the east and Rajasthan towards the west. It has nine tehsils: Badarwas, Karera, Kolaras, Narwar, Pichhore, Pohri, Bairad, Shivpuri and Khaniyadhan.

The city is a popular tourist attraction in the monsoon season as it has a number of minor waterfalls and lakes. The city is known for its lush greenery, thick dense forests and also as the summer capital of the Scindia rulers of Gwalior.


Shivpuri has an average elevation of 468 metres (1,535 ft).[citation needed]


As of the provisional figures of the 2011 India census, Shivpuri had a population of 17,25,782. Males constitute 919,369 of the population and females 806,413. Shivpuri has an average male literacy rate of 76.2% and female literacy rate of 49.5%. The child population of Shivpuri (0-6 years) is 2,85,770.

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