Tal, Madhya Pradesh

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Tal is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, 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
State Madhya Pradesh
District Ratlam
Elevation 437 m (1,434 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,073
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Tal is a town and a nagar panchayat in Ratlam District of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is a part of the Alot tehsil. Before Indian independence, Tal was part of the princely state of Jaora, ruled by the sisodiya chiefs.

Origin of the name[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.Tal was part of the princely state of Jaora, ruled by the sisodiya 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).Rawat Shri Shambhu Singh ji had five son namely Late Kr Yogendra Singh ,Late Kr Kamal Singh,Late Kr Shiv Raj Singh , Present Kr Vikram Singh and Late Kr Kishor Singh


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 (1433 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Tal had a population of 13,073. 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.


  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.