Khargapur

Khargapur is a town and a nagar panchayat in Tikamgarh district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Khargapur is an assembly constituency.

Khargapur
Town
Khargapur is located in Madhya Pradesh
Khargapur
Khargapur
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Khargapur is located in India
Khargapur
Khargapur
Khargapur (India)
Coordinates: 24°49′N 79°09′E / 24.82°N 79.15°E / 24.82; 79.15Coordinates: 24°49′N 79°09′E / 24.82°N 79.15°E / 24.82; 79.15
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictTikamgarh
Elevation
305 m (1,001 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total14,813
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMP-36

HistoryEdit

Khargapur was the part of vast empires successively ruled by the Mauryas, the Shungas and the Guptas. It was in the first quarter of ninth century AD., that Mannuka founded a new Chandela dynasty in the area. Khargapur at that time came under this dynasty. Then successively it was ruled by Bundelas of Orchha estate and possessed more than 125 jagirs under its dynasty. The fifth son of Vir Singh Deo (ruler of Orchha, 1605–1627) was sent from Orchha to rule Khargapur.[citation needed]

Khargapur also has an ancient Digambar Jain temple.

This place had been actively involved in the Indian independence movement and contributed in the movement under the leadership of freedom fighter Mr. Nathuram Goswami, Mr Munna lal kharya ji.

GeographyEdit

Khargapur is located at 24°49′N 79°09′E / 24.82°N 79.15°E / 24.82; 79.15.[1] It has an average elevation of 305 metres (1000 feet). It is about 40 km away from district Tikamgarh.

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census,[2] Khargapur had a population of 12,412. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Khargapur has an average literacy rate of 50%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 59%, and female literacy is 40%. In Khargapur, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Other detailsEdit

The town has recently been made a separate block in Tikamgarh district, with its own police station and Tahsil.

Nearby metros: Kanpur, Bhopal, Lucknow, Agra

Spoken languages: Bundelkhandi, Hindi

Nearby airports (200 miles): Khajuraho (HJR, 41.3919 miles), Gwalior (GWL, 110.411 miles), Bhopal (BHO, 143.256 miles), Lucknow (LKO, 168.751 miles), Agra (AGR, 174.557 miles)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Khargapur
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.

Its local language is Bundelkhandhi.