Shivpuri district

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Shivpuri district
Location of Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Shivpuri district in Madhya Pradesh
StateMadhya Pradesh
 • Total10,066 km2 (3,887 sq mi)
 • Total1,726,050
 • Density170/km2 (440/sq mi)
 • Literacy63.73 per cent
 • Sex ratio877 females over 1000 males
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH3 and NH25
Average annual precipitationJuly to September mm

Shivpuri District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state of India. The town of Shivpuri is the district headquarters.


Most of present-day Shivpuri District formed Narwar District of the erstwhile princely state of Gwalior, with Shivpuri as administrative headquarters of the district. After India's independence in 1947, the princely states acceded to the Government of India, and Shivpuri District acquired its present boundaries with the addition of the small princely state of Khaniadhana in the southeast of the district, portions of Datia state in the northeast, and most of Pauri estate in the northwest. Shivpuri District became part of the new state of Madhya Bharat, which was merged into Madhya Pradesh in 1956.


Shivpuri District has Narwar town of historical importance just east of the Kali Sind River, situated at a distance of 41 km from Shivpuri. It is known for its medieval fortress of Narwar and for rice cultivation. A farmer of the village samoha recorded 138.6 quintal paddy yield from one ha kharif rice cultivation by the SRI method.

Madhav Chauk[edit]

MAHARAJA Madhav Chauk is a main market of city Shivpuri. All marketing facilities are available here.

Madhav Chauk

Madhav National Park[edit]

Madhav National Park

Madhav National Park is located between Agra-Mumbai and Jhansi-Shivpuri road. Its area is 157.58 square kilometers. The park is open to visitors throughout the year. Blackbuck, Indian gazelle and chital Knil large number of cows, sambar, Chausinga, black buck, sloth bears, leopards and other inhabitants of the park. The park has a varied terrain of forested hills and flat grasslands around the lake. It is very rich in biodiversity. Sakhya Sagar and Madhav Sagar lakes, created on Manier River in 1918, are two important biodiversity support systems in the national park. The Sailing Club situated on Sakhya Sagar at the entrance of the National park is a place of scenic beauty.

Notable people[edit]

Tourist Village[edit]

Tourist Village Shivpuri

Shivpuri Tourism Center. Shivpuri is the center of attraction for tourists throughout the year, but Shivpuri attract to tourist after first rain. Tourist Village is located here to stay for tourist near Picnic Spot Bhadaiya Kund.


There are lots of Scindia Chatri (memorials) of royals of Scindia Rajvansh ornate marble is a fine example of workmanship.

Chhatari (Shivpuri) a memorials

Its campus is on Chhatari Road which leads from Do Battai Chauraha to Bhadaiya Kund. There is a memorial of dowager queen Maharani Sakhya Raje Scindia at the entrance of the campus, in a fusion of Hindu and Islamic architectural styles, with their shikhara type spires and Maratha Rajput and Mughal pavilions. A tank is created in front of this memorial. The memorial of Madhav Rav Scindhia is built across the tank facing to wards Maharani Sakhya Raje Scindhia.

Chhatari (Tank)

One side of the tank a temple is established of Lord Ram with Seeta, Lakshman and other side a temple is established of Radha- Krishna. All memorials & temples are built by Scindhia Maharaja Princes of Gwalior.

Management of Chhatari is under control of a ScindiaTrust.[1]

Religious places[edit]

  • Ban Ganga Dham
  • Mohineshwar Dham
    Mohineshwar Dham Mandir
  • Chintaharan Mandir
  • Shiv Temple (Chhatari Road)
  • Shri Shantinath (Naugaja) Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra
  • Bilaeya Mahadev Mandir Sirsod (Karera)


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Shivpuri one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2]


According to the 2011 census Shivpuri district has a population of 1,726,050,[3] roughly equal to the nation of The Gambia[4] or the US state of Nebraska.[5] This gives it a ranking of 280th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 168 inhabitants per square kilometre (440/sq mi).[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 22.74%.[3] Shivpuri has a sex ratio of 877 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 63.73%.[3]

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 98.96% of the population in the district spoke Hindi and 0.45% Urdu as their first language.[6]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.



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  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 5, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Gambia, The 1,797,860 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Nebraska 1,826,341
  6. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  7. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

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Coordinates: 25°25′12″N 77°39′36″E / 25.42000°N 77.66000°E / 25.42000; 77.66000