Location of Rajgarh district in Madhya Pradesh
|State||Madhya Pradesh, India|
|Headquarters||Rajgarh (Madhya Pradesh)|
|Area||6,154 km2 (2,376 sq mi)|
|Lok Sabha Constituencies||Rajgarh|
The district has an area of 6,154 km², and a population 992,315 (1991 census). The district lies on the northern edge of the Malwa plateau, and the Parbati River forms the eastern boundary of the district, while the Kali Sindh River forms the western boundary. The district has six tehsils, Rajgarh, Khilchipur, Zirapur, Biaora, Narsinghgarh, and Sarangpur. The district is bounded by Rajasthan state to the north, and by the districts of Guna to the northeast, Bhopal to the east, Sehore to the southeast, and Shajapur to the south and west. It is part of Bhopal Division.
The district was created May 1948, and includes the territory of the former princely states of Rajgarh, Narsinghgarh, Khilchipur, and parts of the states of Dewas Junior and Senior (Sarangpur tehsil) and Indore (Jarapur tehsil, now part of Khilchipur tehsil).
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Rajgarh one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the 24 districts in Madhya Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
According to the 2011 census Rajgarh District has a population of 1,546,541, roughly equal to the nation of Gabon or the US state of Hawaii. This gives it a ranking of 322nd in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 251 inhabitants per square kilometre (650 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.32 %. Rajgarh has a sex ratio of 955 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 62.68 %.
- ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. http://www.nird.org.in/brgf/doc/brgf_BackgroundNote.pdf. Retrieved September 27, 2011.
- ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. http://www.census2011.co.in/district.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
- ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/rankorder/2119rank.html. Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Gabon 1,576,665"
- ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. http://2010.census.gov/2010census/data/apportionment-pop-text.php. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Hawaii 1,360,301"
|Jhalawar district, Rajasthan||Guna district|
|Shajapur district||Sehore district|
|Divisions and Districts of Madhya Pradesh|
|Bhopal Division: Betul | Bhopal | Harda | Hoshangabad | Raisen | Rajgarh | Sehore | Vidisha|
|Chambal Division: | Bhind | Morena | Sheopur|
|Gwalior Division: Ashoknagar | Datia | Guna | Gwalior | Shivpuri|
|Indore Division: Barwani | Burhanpur | Dhar | Indore | Jhabua | Khandwa | Khargone|
|Jabalpur Division: Balaghat | Chindwara | Dindori | Jabalpur | Katni | Mandla | Narsinghpur | Seoni|
|Rewa Division: Anuppur | Rewa | Satna | Shadol | Sidhi | Umaria|
|Sagar Division: Chhatarpur | Damoh | Panna | Sagar | Tikamgarh|
|Ujjain Division: Dewas | Mandsaur | Neemuch | Ratlam | Shajapur | Ujjain|
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