Sidhi

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Sidhi

सीधी
city
Sidhi is located in Madhya Pradesh
Sidhi
Sidhi
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Sidhi is located in India
Sidhi
Sidhi
Sidhi (India)
Coordinates: 24°25′N 81°53′E / 24.42°N 81.88°E / 24.42; 81.88Coordinates: 24°25′N 81°53′E / 24.42°N 81.88°E / 24.42; 81.88
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictSidhi
Elevation
272 m (892 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total45,664
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP 53
Websitewww.sidhi.nic.in

Sidhi is a city and a municipality in Sidhi district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the headquarters of the Sidhi district.

Geography[edit]

Sidhi is located at 24°25′N 81°53′E / 24.42°N 81.88°E / 24.42; 81.88.[1] It has an average elevation of 272 metres (892 feet) and covers a geographical area of 10,536 km2. It is a state of Chandela Rajputs who came from Khajuraho. They mainly live in Bardi State and then again divide into a few areas in Sidhi. Akash Dev Singh hailed from this city and is a known personality.

Demographics[edit]

As of the 2001 India census,[2] Sidhi had a population of 45,664 with males constituting 54% of the population, females 46%. Sidhi has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 60%. In Sidhi, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Notable people[edit]

  • Birbal Birthplace is Ghoghra Sidhi, and his career started from here before moving to Mughal Emperor Akbar's court.
  • Arjun Singh former CM of Madhya Pradesh
  • Govind Mishra, Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Constituency No. 11 Sidhi
  • Ajay Singh, former cabinet minister in Madhya Pradesh Govt., Leader of opposition; Member of Legislative Assembly, Assembly Constituency No. 76 Churhat.
  • Riti Pathak, Member of Parliament, Parliamentary Constituency No. 11 Sidhi
  • Satish Agnihotri, chief justice of sikkim state born at Rampur Naikin tehsil and primary studied at Govt H S School Rampur Naikin

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sidhi
  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.