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Madhya Pradesh


 

Quick Information

State Area (Sq. Km.)

308,144

State Capital

Bhopal

Major Language(s)

Hindi

Number of Districts

45

Population

60,385,118

Males

31,456,873

Females

28,928,245

Growth Rate 1991-2001

24.34 %

Density

196

Urban Population

26.67 %

Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)

920

Literacy Rate

64.11 %

Males

76.80 %

Females

50.28 %

Legislature

Legislative Assembly

Judicature

High Court, Jabalpur

Governor

Sri Balram Jakhar

Address

Raj Bhawan, Bhopal

Office No.

0755 - 2441300/ 1-3

Residence No.

0755 - 2551946, 0755 - 2557680

Fax

0755 - 2554711

email

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Chief Minister

Sri Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Address

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Office No.

0755-2551581, 2551433

Residence No.

 2440241, 2440242

Fax

0755-2551781,

email

cm@mp.nic.in

Chief Secretary

Shri Rakesh Sahani

Address

Bhopal   

Office No.

0755-2441370, 0755 - 2441848, 9425017700

Residence No.

0755 - 2540813,2748288

Fax

0755 - 2441751

email

cs@vallabh.mp.nic.in

  

  

General Information

Location

Madhya Pradesh is bounded by Chhattisgarh in the east, Rajasthan and Gujarat in the west, Uttar Pradesh in the north and Maharashtra in the south.

History

Under the provisions of the States Reorganization Act, 1956, the State of Madhya Pradesh was formed on November 1, 1956.  It consists of the 17 Hindi districts of the previous State of that name, the former State of Madya Bharat (except the Sunel enclave of Mandsaur district), the former State of Bhopal and Vindhya Pradesh and Sironj subdivision of Kota district, which was an enclave of Rajasthan in Madhya Pradesh.

 

References:
Manorama Year Book 2007

 

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