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Khilchipur is a town and a nagar panchayat in Rajgarh district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Khilchipur
city
Khilchipur is located in Madhya Pradesh
Khilchipur
Khilchipur
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Khilchipur is located in India
Khilchipur
Khilchipur
Khilchipur (India)
Coordinates: 24°02′N 76°34′E / 24.03°N 76.57°E / 24.03; 76.57Coordinates: 24°02′N 76°34′E / 24.03°N 76.57°E / 24.03; 76.57
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictRajgarh
Elevation
394 m (1,293 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Total18,928
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP

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HistoryEdit

Founded in 1544 by Dewan Ugra Sen, a Khichi Rajput. A Fort is also in the khilchipur which is situated near the gad ganga river. A grant of land was made to him by the Mughal Emperor, which included the adjoining Zirapur and Machalpur parganas, later a part of Indore state, and Shujalpur, later in Gwalior state. Khilchipur is famous for the Shrine of Sufi Saint Fazal Hussain Shah also known as Peer Yazdani.

GeographyEdit

Khilchipur is located at 24°02′N 76°34′E / 24.03°N 76.57°E / 24.03; 76.57.[1] It has an average elevation of 394 metres (1,292 feet).

DemographicsEdit

As of 2001 India census Khilchipur had a population of 18,928. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Khilchipur has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 51%. In Khilchipur, 16% of the population is under 6 years of age.

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