Tal, Madhya Pradesh

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Tal
city
Tal is located in Madhya Pradesh
Tal
Tal
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Tal is located in India
Tal
Tal
Tal (India)
Coordinates: 23°43′N 75°23′E / 23.72°N 75.38°E / 23.72; 75.38Coordinates: 23°43′N 75°23′E / 23.72°N 75.38°E / 23.72; 75.38
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictRatlam
Elevation
437 m (1,434 ft)
Population
(2001)
 • Total13,073
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP-43

Tal is a town and a nagar parishad in Ratlam District of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a tehsil of Ratlam district and situated near Chambal river. Before Indian independence, Tal was part of the princely state of Jaora.

Etymology[edit]

The name of the town is derived from the Malvi word Talav that means pond. The town is popularly believed to be built by reclaiming land from a large pond.

Geography[edit]

Tal is located at 23°43′N 75°23′E / 23.72°N 75.38°E / 23.72; 75.38.[1] It has an average elevation of 437 metres (1,433 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Tal had a population of 14,913. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Tal has an average literacy rate of 58%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 48%. In Tal, 17% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

Tal was part of the princely state of Jaora, ruled by the Dodiya chief. The princely state was ruled by the Dodia clan which holds the title "Rawat". Before independence the rule was under Rawat Shri Shambhu Singh ji(Tal).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Tal
  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.