Quick Facts on Madhya Pradesh

Some quick facts on Madhya Pradesh includes information about its location, districts, cities, area, population, language, etc. One of the largest states of India, Madhya Pradesh shares its boundaries with other Indian states - Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.

The state has 48 districts, which are grouped into 8 divisions. These are Bhopal, Chambal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Rewa, Sagar and Ujjain.

  • Latitudinal Location: 23.30 N
  • Longitudinal Location: 80.00 E
  • Area: 308,144 square kilometer
  • Population: 60,385,118 (2001)
  • Principal language Spoken: Hindi
  • Literacy rate (2001): 64.11%
  • Per Capita Income (1992-93): 4,725

Quick Facts on Madhya Pradesh (How to Reach By Air): Madhya Pradesh has a number of airports. Gwalior, Khajuraho, Indore, Jabalpur and Bhopal are major airports of the state. Regular flights are operated by all major public and private airlines to these airports. The most convenient way to travel to Madhya Pradesh is the low cost and comfortable flights to the state.

Quick Facts on Madhya Pradesh (How to Reach By Rail): Bhopal is the main railway station of Gujarat. It operates many trains connecting it to the rest of India.

Quick Facts on Madhya Pradesh (How to Reach By Road): A well - planned network of National Highways and State Highways link the cities of Madhya Pradesh to the other Indian cities.


At last estimate, the geographical area covered by Madhya Pradesh was 30.76 million hectares, which was included under 48 districts.

The forest area in Madhya Pradesh is 8.58 million hectares, that is 27.9 % of the total geographical area of the state. However, the cultivated area comprises about 49 %. Madhya Pradesh is situated in the heart of the country and enclosed by seven states:

  • Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh (south)
  • Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan (north)
  • Bihar and Orissa (east )
  • Gujarat (west)
In terms of size, Madhya Pradesh is the second largest Indian state with an area of 3,08,000 square kilometers. Though the state of Madhya Pradesh emerged in 1956, it assumed its current status in 2000 after its division into a new Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Madhya Pradesh comprises the following topographical areas:
  • Malwa- A plateau area in the northwest, north of the Vindhya Range. Indore and Ujjain are the primary towns here.

  • Nimar (Nemar)- The western part of the Narmada River valley, lying south of the Vindhyas in the southwest.

  • Bundelkhand- A zone of rolling hills and fertile valleys in the north, sloping down towards the Indo-Gangetic plain. Bhopal and Gwalior are located here.

  • Baghelkhand- A hilly region in the northeast, which consists of the eastern end of the Vindhya Range.

  • Mahakoshal (Mahakaushal)- In the southeastern part, it comprises the eastern edge of the Narmada river valley and the eastern Satpuras. Jabalpur is located here.
Madhya Pradesh with 76,429 square kilometers of forest regions boasts the maximum forest cover area amongst all states and Union Territories.

Pin Code

Pin Code in Madhya Pradesh follow the usual six digit postal index code that is the standardized system followed all over India. The many areas under a particular district have Related pin codes.

The Madhya Pradesh pin codes usually begin with cardinal number four. For example the regions within the corporation of Indore use 45 at the beginning of their pin codes. Similarly, the regions in the corporation of Bhopal begin with 46, and so on and so forth.

Pin Code or the codes based on the postal index number is essential to a country as big and diverse as India. Once indispensable for communication of all personal and official matters, importance of the pin code continues undiminished. Used still for official communication and to maintain personal interaction in the more remote areas where the modern modes of communication are largely absent, pin code is central to the communicative network of the country. more...

Telephone Code

Every district in Madhya Pradesh has a distinct telephone code. You must be aware about the telephone codes of Madhya Pradesh if you want to call up someone there. These telephone codes are also called STD codes.

The list below gives the telephone codes of some of the very important cities and towns in Madhya Pradesh :

Name of the City or TownTelephone Code
Ajaigarh 7730
Amarwada 7167
Ashoknagar 7543
Atner 7144
Badnagar 7367
Baihar 7636
Balaghat 7632
Baldeogarh 7684
Bandhavgarh 7653
Bareli 7486
Betul 7141
Bhimpur 7142
Bhind 7534
Bhopal 755
Birsa 7637
Bhikangaon 7288
Baroda 7531
Berasia 7565
Burhanpur 7325
Chachaura 7546
Chanderi 7547
Chhapara 7691
Chhatarpur 7682
Chhindwara 7162
Chicholi 7145
Dabra 7524
Deosar 7801
Dhar 7292
Dharampuri 7294
Gairatganj 7481
Garoth 7425
Ghorandogri 7146
Gogaon 7287
Gopalganj 7695
Gourihar 7688
Gunnore 7731
Gyraspur 7596
Guna 7542
Gwalior 751
Hoshangabad 7574
Indore 731
Jabalpur 761
Jhabua 7392
Jaisinghnagar 7651
Jaithari 7659
Jatara 7681
Jobat 7393
Jora 7537
Kannodi 7656
Kareli 7793
Karpa 7628
Kasrawad 7285
Khajuraho 7686
Khandwa 733
Lanji 7635
Laher 7529
Majhagwan 7670
Majholi 7803
Manawar 7291
Mauganj 7663
Mawai 7648
Mehgaon 7527
Multai 7147
Maheshwar 7283
Mandsaur 7422
Mandla 7642
Mhow 7324
Nagod 7673
Nainpur 7646
Narsinghpur 7792
Nasrullaganj 7563
Pachmarhi 7578
Panna 7732
Patharia 7601
Pichhore 7496
Piparia 7576
Pushparajgarh 7629
Raghunathpur 7535
Rewa 7662
Sagar 7582
Sarangpur 7371
Satna 7672
Sendhwa 7281
Shivpuri 7492
Sidhi 7822
Singrauli 7805
Sirmour 7660
Sironj 7591
Sondhwa 7395
Sitamau 7426
Tikamgarh 7683
Thandla 7390
Ujjain 734

Last Updated on : 14th March 2013