Ujjain district

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Ujjain district
उज्जैन जिला
District of Madhya Pradesh
Location of Ujjain district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Ujjain district in Madhya Pradesh
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
Administrative division Ujjain
Headquarters Ujjain
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Ujjain
Area
 • Total 6,091 km2 (2,352 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,986,597
 • Density 330/km2 (840/sq mi)
Demographics
 • Literacy 73.55 per cent
 • Sex ratio 954
Website Official website

Ujjain district is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The historic city of Ujjain is the district headquarters. Tropic of cancer passes through Ujjain. The district has an area of 6,091 km², and a population of 1,709,885 (2001 census), a 24% increase from its 1991 population of 1,386,465.

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Ujjain District has a population of 1,986,597,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Slovenia[2] or the US state of New Mexico.[3] This gives it a ranking of 233rd in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 326 inhabitants per square kilometre (840/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 16.11%.[1] Ujjain has a sex ratio of 954 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 73.55%.[1]

Geography[edit]

The district is bounded by the districts of Shajapur on the northeast and east, Dewas to the southeast, Indore to the south, Dhar to the southwest, and Ratlam to the west and northwest. The district is part of Ujjain Division.

Rivers and lakes[edit]

The main rivers Kshipra river, a tributary of Chambal river at the east. Other small rivers include Gambhir river and Khan river]], two tributaries of Kshipra.

Cities and towns[edit]

  • Ujjain - The city is the administrative centre and chief city of the district and an ancient city situated on the eastern bank of the Kshipra River, Ujjain was the most prominent city on the Malwa plateau of central India for much of its history..
  • Nagda - Prior to being an industrial town, Nagda was a small village. The location near river Chambal and availability of acres of land attracted Ghanshyam Das Birla to set up a major facility. Today Nagda is one of the largest viscose staple fiber manufacturers in Asia.
  • Badnagar - The city is the birthplace of great national poet Kavi Pradeep. Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee spent some of his childhood time in Badnagar.
  • Fatehabad Chandrawatiganj - The city is famous for its railway junction on the Ratlam-Indore meter gauge line with a link line going to Ujjain Junction.
  • Khachrod - It is a city and a municipality in Ujjain district
  • Mahidpur - It is a city and a municipality in Ujjain district. The Battle of Mahidpur between the Marathas and the British was fought in this town.
  • Tarana - It is a town and a nagar panchayat in Ujjain district.
  • Unhel - It is a town and a nagar panchayat in Ujjain district.

Divisions[edit]

At present, after the delimitation of parliamentary and legislative assembly constituencies in 2008, here are eight Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Nagada-Khachrod, Mahidpur, Tarana, Ghatiya, Ujjain Dakshin, Ujjain Uttar, Badnagar including a lot from Ratlam District.[4] It is reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled castes since 1966. The current member of the Lok Sabha from Ujjain constituency is Prof. Chintamani Malviya of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Education[edit]

Higher education[edit]

Ujjain District is home to Vikram University and Maharshi Panini Sanskrit University.

Knowledge City[edit]

Government of Madhya Pradesh has allotted 1,200 acres of for the development of Knowledge City near Ujjain which will know as Vikramiditya Knowledge City . The city will be mainly used for education sector and is a part of ambitious Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor project. Th city will come up near Narwar village on Dewas-Ujjain Road.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Slovenia 2,000,092 July 2011 est. 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Mexico - 2,059,179 
  4. ^ Parliamentary & Assembly Constituency-Wise Report of Electors in the Final Roll-2009
  5. ^ Ujjain's 'Knowledge City' renamed 'Vikram Udyog Nagari
  6. ^ Madhya Pradesh seeks DMIC approval for two infra projects

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 23°25′N 75°30′E / 23.417°N 75.500°E / 23.417; 75.500