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Ukwa is located in Madhya Pradesh
Ukwa is located in India
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 21°58′N 80°28′E / 21.97°N 80.47°E / 21.97; 80.47Coordinates: 21°58′N 80°28′E / 21.97°N 80.47°E / 21.97; 80.47
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Balaghat
Elevation 608 m (1,995 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 7,108
 • Official Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 481105
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration MP-50

Ukwa is a census town in Balaghat district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.


Ukwa is located at 21°58′N 80°28′E / 21.97°N 80.47°E / 21.97; 80.47.[1] It has an average elevation of 608 metres (1994 feet).


As of 2001 India census,[2] Ukwa had a population of 7108. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Ukwa has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 64%. In Ukwa, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Manganese mine[edit]

The Manganese mine of Ukwa Mine is developed by Britishers. It is the largest deposit of Manganese Ore as an under ground Mine. The largest first aerial ropeway Line in Asia was used to transport the ore from Ukwa to Bharweli. Mode of opening is incline, in year 2012 shaft sinking is started after the sinking ukwa mines are also produce large amount of manganese ore. In 2012 MOIL celebrated its golden jubilee year, in ukwa mine also organized many different program.


The Ukwa is surrounded by dense forest having Sal, Tendu, Beeja, Teak, and so many varieties of woods. The Tribes Baiga and Gonds are lives in the forest.


Ukwa is a small town. The distance between ukwa to balaghat 45KM.



  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ukwa
  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.