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Madhya Pradesh (MP) state is situated in central India. The state is bordered by different states - to its northeast lies Uttar Pradesh, to its southeast lies Chhattisgarh , to its south lies Maharashtra, to its west lies Gujarat and to its northwest lies Rajasthan.

MP is popularly known as the Heart of India. MP's capital is Bhopal, which is also the largest city here. Madhya Pradesh is the second biggest state in India with a population of 72,597,565 (2011 consus), and hence it ranks sixth in India as far as the population is considered.

Hindi is a standard language spoken in Madhya Pradesh. Besides that, people also speak various regional variants, which are also different Hindi dialects. Apart from all this, Malvi is spoken in Malwa, Nimadi is spoken in Nimar, Bundeli is spoken in Bundelkhand and Bagheli is spoken in Bagelkhand and southeast of the state. Other languages are also spoken such as Telugu, Gondi, Bhilodi (Bhili), Korku, Nihali (Nahali) and Kalto (Nahali), which the tribal groups speak. Because the Marathas had ruled this place, a substantial number of people speak Marathi here. Because Gujarat is very close to the state, many people also are familiar with Gujarati.

Agar-Malwa became the 51st district of Madhya Pradesh, as per the decision taken by the state government. It started functioning from 16 August 2013, covering 2,785 sq km and having a population of about 4,80,000. The district of Shajapur was bifurcated for this purpose, and tehsils of Nalkheda, Susner, Badoud, and Agar were included in Agar-Malwa.

Madhya Pradesh State Information

CapitalBhopal
Date of formation1. Nov. 1956
GovernorRam Naresh Yadav
Chief MinisterShivraj Singh Chouhan
Tourist attractionsSanchi Stupa, Gwalior Fort, Orchha Fort, Khajuraho, Ujjain
FestivalsGana-Gour, Ganga, Dashami, Hareli
Major dance and music formsGaur Dance, Muria Dance, Relo Songs
Arts and craftsWall paintings or bhittichitras; Chippas or hand-block printers; battubai dolls.
LanguagesHindi
Size308,244 sq. km
Population (Census 2011)72,626,809
RiversNarmada, Tapti, Betwa, Son, Chambal
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesBandhavgarh NP, Kanha NP, Pench NP, Indrawati Tiger Reserve, Kheoni WS
State animalSwamp Deer
State birdParadise flycatcher
Major cropsRice, wheat soybeans, spices
FactoidsOne half of Bhawani Mandi station on the Mumbai- Delhi railway line lies in Madhya Pradesh and the other half lies in Rajasthan.
Pench and Kanha forests in the Satpura ranges, and Bandhavgarh in the Vindhyas, are all tiger reserves.
No. of District 51


Blogs about Madhya Pradesh
George Castle, Shivpuri
George Castle: A Royal Structure amidst a Dense Forest : Location: Madhav National Park,Shivpuri, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh Also known as the Shimla of Madhya Pradesh, Shivpuri is an ancient town in Gwalior, whose dense forests were used as the hunting grounds for the Mughal Emperors. The royalty of this small place lies in the exquisite hunting lodges and palaces that were built by the Scindia Rulers. Madhav National Park, the hunting preserve of the rulers of Gwalior, houses the most beautiful creation by them-The George…
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Teli ka Mandir
Teli Ka Mandir in the Gwalior Fort: Stunning Blend of North and South Indian Architecture : Location: Gwalior Fort, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh Situated within the compound of the magnificent Gwalior Fort, Teli ka Mandir is an impressive temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. It is also the tallest building inside the fort, and is around 100 feet in height. There are various tales associated with the temple, each establishing a distinct connection with its history and origin. Some say that the temple got its name by Telanga Brahmins who were appointed to…
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Gujari Mahal Museum
Historical Treasures of Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum : Location: Gwalior Fort, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh Situated within the premises of the gigantic Gwalior Fort, the Gujari Mahal Archaeological Museum preserves historical treasures and exquisite sculptural masterpieces. It is said that Gujari Mahal was built by Raja Mansingh Tomar for his Gujar Queen Mrignayani. As the queen belonged to a lower caste, this palace was built away from the main fort. The aerial view of the museum (see image) speaks of the impressive architecture of…
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Chaturbhuj Temple in Orchha
Exploring the Magnificent Chaturbhuj Temple of Orchha : Location: Jatarika Village, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh Chaturbhuj Temple is located to the south of Khajuraho, and is commonly known as Jatarika Temple after the name of the village where it is situated. It is dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is also known as Chaturbhuj or "one with four arms". It is believed to be built by the king of Orchha, Raja Madhukar Shah, between 1558 and 1573. Exploring this magnificent edifice is a journey in…
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Sas Bahu Temple in Gwalior
The Sas Bahu or Sahastrabahu Temple in Gwalior : Location: Near Gwalior Fort, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh   Sas Bahu Temple – Its name, architecture or history, simply everything about this temple is unique and thus so attractive. This temple was constructed in 1092 by King Mahipala of the Kachchhwaha dynasty. The temple is 32 meters long and 22 meters wide and has three gateways facing three different directions and there is a room (presently locked) in the forth direction. This magnificent temple welcomes all…
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Last Updated on : September 24, 2014