18 Facts About Madhya Pradesh


Economy of Madhya Pradesh is the 10th-largest in India, with a gross state domestic product of 9.

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Rich in mineral resources, Madhya Pradesh has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India.

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Isolated remains of Homo erectus found in Hathnora in the Narmada Valley indicates that Madhya Pradesh might have been inhabited in the Middle Pleistocene era.

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Northern Madhya Pradesh was conquered by the Turkic Delhi Sultanate in the 13th century.

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Between 1720 and 1760, the Marathas took control of most of Madhya Pradesh, resulting in the establishment of semi-autonomous states under the nominal control of the Peshwa of Pune: the Holkars of Indore ruled much of Malwa, Pawars ruled Dewas and Dhar, the Bhonsles of Nagpur dominated Mahakoshal-Gondwana area, while the Scindias of Gwalior controlled the northern parts of the state.

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In November 2000, as part of the Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act, the southeastern portion of the state split off to form the new state of Chhattisgarh.

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Madhya Pradesh literally means "Central Province", and is located in the geographic heart of India in between the latitude of 21.

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Madhya Pradesh has three major seasons – Summer, Monsoon, and Winter.

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Madhya Pradesh is home to ten National Parks; Bandhavgarh National Park, Kanha National Park, Satpura National Park, Sanjay National Park, Madhav National Park, Van Vihar National Park, Mandla Plant Fossils National Park, Panna National Park, Pench National Park and Dinosaur National Park, Dhar.

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Madhya Pradesh is divided into 52 districts for administrative purposes.

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Main tribal groups in Madhya Pradesh are Gond, Bhil, Baiga, Korku, Bhadia, Halba, Kaul, Mariya, Malto and Sahariya.

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Madhya Pradesh is home to several pilgrimage sites including Amarkantak at the source of the Narmada and the Ghats of Omkareshwar, on the Narmada.

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Three sites in Madhya Pradesh have been declared World Heritage Sites by UNESCO: the Khajuraho Group of Monuments including Devi Jagadambi temple, Khajuraho, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi and the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka .

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Some noted Hindustani classical music gharanas in Madhya Pradesh include the Maihar gharana, the Gwalior gharana and Senia gharana.

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Madhya Pradesh has six Ordnance Factories, four of which are located at Jabalpur and one each at Katni and Itarsi.

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Madhya Pradesh won the 10th National Award for excellent work in Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act, 2005.

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Singrauli region on the eastern end of Madhya Pradesh is a major energy producer enclave for the country.

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Madhya Pradesh state is made up of 52 Districts, which are grouped into 10 divisions.

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