Indore district
Clockwise from top-left: Krishnapura Chhatri, Bhim Janmabhoomi in Mhow, Rajwada Palace, Patalpani waterfall, street in Indore
Location of Indore district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Indore district in Madhya Pradesh
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DivisionIndore
HeadquartersIndore
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituenciesIndore, Dhar
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies9
Area
 • Total3,898 km2 (1,505 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,276,697 (provisional)[1]
Demographics
 • Literacy82.3%[2]
 • Sex ratio924[1]
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Average annual precipitation1062 mm
Websiteimcindore.mp.gov.in, indore.nic.in

The Indore District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. It is believed that the city is named after its Indreshwar Mahadev Temple, Where Indra is the presiding deity. The Gupta inscriptions name Indore as "Indrapura". It is also called the administrative capital. This district forms part of the Indore Division.

As of 2011, it was the most populous of the 50 districts in Madhya Pradesh.[3]

Location

The Indore District has an area of 3,898 km²[4] and borders the districts of Ujjain to the north, Dewas to the east, Khargone (West Nimar) to the south, and Dhar to the west.

Rivers

The two main rivers of the Indore district are the Chambal, in the west, (originating in the Vindhya range south of Mhow) and the Kshipra, a tributary of the Chambal river, in the east. Other small rivers include the Gambhir and the Kanh, both tributaries of the Kshipra river.

Cities and towns

Indore is the administrative centre and main city in the district. Dr. Ambedkar Nagar (Mhow) is an important cantonment town in the Indore District that contains three of the Indian Army's premier training institutes, as well as the Border Security Force's Central School of Weapons and Tactics (CSWT). Other towns in Indore include Depalpur, Sanwer and Hatod.

The municipalities of Indore district are listed as follows:

Villages

Divisions

Tehsils

The Indore district has 10 administrative divisions[5] (tehsils) :

Blocks

There are also four blocks[6] in the district, with 51 police stations.[7]

There are a total of 335 Panchayats and 649 villages in the four blocks.


Politics

In May 2019, Shankar Lalwani of Bharatiya Janata Party had been elected as the Member of Parliament from Indore constituency.[8]

The previous member of the Lok Sabha from the Indore constituency was Sumitra Mahajan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She was a Member of Parliament from 1989 to May 2019.

Since parliamentary and legislative assembly constituency boundaries were redrawn in 2008, there have been nine Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Depalpur, Indore-1, Indore-2, Indore-3, Indore-4, Indore-5, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar-Mhow, Rau and Sanwer.[9] Dr. Ambedkar Nagar-Mhow is part of the Dhar Lok Sabha constituency and the others are part of the Indore Lok Sabha constituency.

Electricity

The electricity in Indore district is distributed by Madhya Pradesh Paschim Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited.[10]

Demographics

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901302,057—    
1911272,396−1.03%
1921338,992+2.21%
1931380,889+1.17%
1941454,541+1.78%
1951601,035+2.83%
1961753,594+2.29%
19711,025,150+3.13%
19811,409,473+3.23%
19911,835,915+2.68%
20012,465,827+2.99%
20113,276,697+2.88%
source:[11]
Religions in Indore district (2011)[12]
Religion Percent
Hinduism
83.26%
Islam
12.67%
Jainism
2.19%
Sikhism
0.78%
Christianity
0.56%
Other or not stated
0.54%

According to the 2011 census, the Indore District has a population of 3,276,697,[3] which roughly equals the nation of Mauritania[13] or the US state of Iowa.[14] This makes it the 105th most populous in India (out of a total of 640) districts.[3] The district has a population density of 841 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,180/sq mi).[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 32.88%.[3] Indore has a sex ratio of 928 females for every 1,000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 80.87% (male 87.25% and female 74.02%). 74.09% of the population lives in urban areas. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 16.64% and 6.64% of the population respectively.[3]

Languages of Indore district (2011)[15]

  Hindi (71.39%)
  Malvi (15.05%)
  Marathi (3.54%)
  Urdu (2.81%)
  Sindhi (1.74%)
  Nimadi (1.39%)
  Gujarati (0.98%)
  Others (3.10%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 71.39% of the population in the district spoke Hindi, 15.05% Malvi, 3.54% Marathi, 2.81% Urdu, 1.74% Sindhi, 1.39% Nimadi, 0.98% Gujarati, 0.81% Punjabi and 0.49% Bhili as their first language.[15]

Climate

Climate data for Indore district
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.5
(81.5)
28.8
(83.8)
38.3
(100.9)
42.7
(108.9)
46.4
(115.5)
36.2
(97.2)
30.3
(86.5)
28.2
(82.8)
30.9
(87.6)
32.4
(90.3)
22.7
(72.9)
16.9
(62.4)
31.8
(89.2)
Average low °C (°F) 5.8
(42.4)
9.4
(48.9)
16.2
(61.2)
21.2
(70.2)
24.4
(75.9)
24.1
(75.4)
22.6
(72.7)
21.9
(71.4)
21.1
(70.0)
18.1
(64.6)
11.9
(53.4)
6.6
(43.9)
16.9
(62.5)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
1
(0.0)
3
(0.1)
11
(0.4)
136
(5.4)
279
(11.0)
360
(14.2)
185
(7.3)
52
(2.0)
21
(0.8)
7
(0.3)
1,062
(41.8)
Average precipitation days 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.3 1.8 8.6 15.9 18.3 8.6 3.1 1.4 0.6 60.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 288.3 274.4 288.3 306.0 325.5 210.0 105.4 80.6 180.0 269.7 273.0 282.1 2,883.3
Source: HKO

Tourism

Indore district has the variety of tourist spots, historical spots and natural spots for the purpose of tourism. Indore city has palaces of the erstwhile Holkar rulers.

Historical places

Natural wonders

References

  1. ^ a b "Distribution of population, sex ratio, density and decadal growth rate of population - State and District : 2011". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Total Population, child population in the age group 0-6,literates and literacy rates by sex: 2011". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Government of India. Retrieved 18 July 2011.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census Handbook: Indore" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  4. ^ "Indore District - Statistics". Collectorate, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Archived from the original on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 20 July 2011.
  5. ^ "Tehsil". indore.nic.in. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  6. ^ "Subdivision & Blocks". indore.nic.in. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  7. ^ "Police". indore.nic.in. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  8. ^ "Indore Election Results 2019 Live Updates: Shankar Lalvani of BJP wins". News18. 23 May 2019. Retrieved 24 May 2019.
  9. ^ "District Assembly list". Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh website. Archived from the original on 1 December 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2010.
  10. ^ "Electricity". indore.nic.in. Retrieved 21 January 2022.
  11. ^ "Table A-02 Decadal Variation in Population Since 1901: Madhya Pradesh" (PDF). census.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  12. ^ "Table C-01 Population By Religion: Madhya Pradesh". census.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  13. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 13 June 2007. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Mauritania 3,281,634 July 2011 est.
  14. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Iowa 3,046,355
  15. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Madhya Pradesh". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  16. ^ "Annapurna Temple | District Indore,Government Of Madhya Pradesh | India". Retrieved 7 March 2023.
  17. ^ "Tourist Places | District Indore,Government Of Madhya Pradesh | India". Retrieved 7 March 2023.

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