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Indore district

Indore district
इन्दौर जिला
District of Madhya Pradesh
Location of Indore district in Madhya Pradesh
Location of Indore district in Madhya Pradesh
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
Administrative division Indore
Headquarters Indore
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Indore, Dhar
 • Assembly seats 9
 • Total 3,898 km2 (1,505 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,272,335 (provisional)[1]
 • Literacy 82.3%[2]
 • Sex ratio 924[1]
Website Official website

Indore District (Hindi: इन्दौर जिला) is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The district derived its name from the city of Indore, which serves as its administrative headquarters. This district is part of the Indore Division.

As of 2011 it is the most populous district of Madhya Pradesh (out of 50).[3]


  • Demographics 1
  • Geography 2
    • Rivers and lakes 2.1
    • Cities and towns 2.2
  • Divisions 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The district has an area of 3,898 km².[4] According to the provisional data of the 2011 census Indore District has a population of 3,272,335,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Mauritania[5] or the US state of Iowa.[6] This gives it a ranking of 105th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 841 inhabitants per square kilometre (2,180/sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 32.88%.[3] Indore has a sex ratio of 928 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 80.87%(male 87.25% and female 74.02%).[3]


The Indore District is bounded by the districts of Ujjain to the north, Dewas to the east, Khargone (West Nimar) to the south, and Dhar to the west.

Rivers and lakes

Two main rivers are Chambal at the west (which originates from Vindhya range south of Mhow) and Kshipra, a tributary of Chambal at the east. Other small rivers include Gambhir and Khan, two tributaries of Kshipra.

Cities and towns

Indore is the administrative centre and chief city of the district. Mhow is an important cantonment town in Indore District, it has three of the Indian Army's premier training institutes. The Border Security Force (BSF) has its Central School of Weapons and Tactics (CSWT) at Indore. Other towns are Depalpur, Sanwer and Hatod.


Indore district consists of 4 Tehsils: Depalpur, Sanwer, Indore and Mhow. Number of Blocks in the district is also 4 (consisting of 36 Police Stations). There are total 335 Panchayats and 649 villages in these 4 blocks. Rojadi is one of them which is the first village in which every house has power cable direct to the transformer.

At present, after the delimitation of parliamentary and legislative assembly constituencies in 2008, there are nine Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Depalpur, Indore-1, Indore-2, Indore-3, Indore-4, Indore-5, Dr. Ambedkar Nagar-Mhow, Rau and Sanwer.[7] Dr. Ambedkar Nagar-Mhow is part of Dhar Lok Sabha constituency and rest of them are part of Indore Lok Sabha constituency. The current member of the Lok Sabha from Indore constituency is Sumitra Mahajan of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She is the Member of Parliament since 1989.

Climate data for Indore
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.5
Average low °C (°F) 5.8
Average precipitation mm (inches) 4
Average precipitation days 0.8 0.8 0.3 0.3 1.8 8.6 15.9 18.3 8.6 3.1 1.4 0.6 60.5
Mean monthly sunshine hours 288.3 274.4 288.3 306.0 325.5 210.0 105.4 80.6 180.0 269.7 273.0 282.1 2,883.3
Source: HKO


  1. ^ a b "Distribution of population, sex ratio, density and decadal growth rate of population - State and District : 2,011". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 18 July 2,011. 
  2. ^ "Total Population, child population in the age group 0-6,literates and literacy rates by sex: 2011". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Government of India. Retrieved 18 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Indore District - Statistics". Collectorate, Indore, Madhya Pradesh. Retrieved 20 July 2011. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Mauritania 3,281,634 July 2011 est. 
  6. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Iowa 3,046,355 
  7. ^ "District Assembly list". Chief Electoral Officer, Madhya Pradesh website. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 

External links

  • Indore District
  • [2] List of places in Indore

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