Demography

HOW DISTRICT GOT ITS NAME:

The district takes its own name from the headquarters  town Hoshangabad which was founded by “SULTAN HUSHANG SHAH GORI”, the second king of Mandu (Malwa) in ealry 15th century.

LOCATION

Hoshangabad district lies in the central Narmada Valley and on the northern fringe of the Satpura Plateau. It lies between the parallels of 22 degree 15 minute and 22 degree 44 minute east. In shape, it is an irregular strip elongated along the southern banks of Narmda river. Its greatest length from south-east to north-east is 160 kms

GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION:

Area & Population Value
Geographical Area 5408.23 sq.km.
Forest Area 2229.74 sq.km.
Total Populated Villages 923 Nos.
Tehsils 8 Nos.
Blocks 7 Nos.
Total Gram Panchayats 428 Nos.
Total Zanpad Panchayats 7 Nos.
No.of Urban Areas 11 Nos.
Total Municipals 4 Nos.
Total Populations 12,40,975 Nos.
Total Rural Population 8,51,126 Nos.
Total Urban Population 3,89,849 Nos.
Total Males 6,48,970 Nos.
Total Females 5,92,005 Nos.