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Shivpuri is a city and a municipality in Shivpuri district located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is in the Gwalior Division of northwest Madhya Pradesh and is the administrative headquarters of Shivpuri District. It is situated at an altitude of 1,515 feet (462 m) above sea level. Shivpuri district shares a border with Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh towards the east and Rajasthan towards the west. It has nine tehsils: Badarwas, Karera, Kolaras, Narwar, Pichhore, Pohri, Bairad, Shivpuri and Khaniyadhan.

Shivpuri
City
Madhav Chauk, a market in Shivpuri
Madhav Chauk, a market in Shivpuri
Shivpuri is located in Madhya Pradesh
Shivpuri
Shivpuri
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Shivpuri is located in India
Shivpuri
Shivpuri
Shivpuri (India)
Coordinates: 25°26′N 77°39′E / 25.43°N 77.65°E / 25.43; 77.65Coordinates: 25°26′N 77°39′E / 25.43°N 77.65°E / 25.43; 77.65
CountryIndia
StateMadhya Pradesh
DistrictShivpuri
Named forShiva
Elevation
468 m (1,535 ft)
Population
 • Total179,977
Languages
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
473551
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP-33

The city is a popular tourist attraction in the monsoon season as it has a number of minor waterfalls and lakes. The city is known for its lush greenery, thick dense forests and also as being formerly the summer capital of the Scindia family who at one time ruled Gwalior. It is also known as shimla of Madhya Pradesh and The first tourist village of India.

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Shivpuri has an average elevation of 468 metres (1,535 ft).[citation needed]

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