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Brief About Seoni District

Seoni is primarily a tribal dominated district formed on 1st November 1956. The district name Seoni has the origin from the word "SEONA" (or gudina arborea), a species of tree belonging to the verbanaleal family which was commonly found in this area. The wood of this tree is used in manufacture of "DHOLAK". The district is situated on a narrow, North-South section of satpura plateau in the South of Jabalpur Division. The District lies between latitude 21 36' & 22 57' North and longitude 79 19' & 80 17' East.

Seoni district is rich in timber resources. Teak is most important tree growing in and around Seoni district. Wainganga river is the lifeline of Seoni district. It originates at "Mundara" village in Seoni district. Asia's largest mud dam has been built on this river at Bhimgarh village in Chhapara block of the district. The district Hqrs. lies on Nagpur Varanasi NH-27 and is in between Jabalpur & Nagpur. Total area of district is 8758 sq kms.

As per 2001 census the population of district is 1166608 out of which 1045921 is rural population and 120687 is urban population. The scheduled tribe population is 429104.

For administrative convienience the district has been divided into 4 revenue sub divisions namely Seoni, Lakhnadon, Keolari & Ghansore and 6 Tahsils. Agriculture is main occupation of local populace.

30 Km on Nagpur side lies the bison retreat a motel run by MPTDC, specialty of the restaurant is that it is build with dry Teak trees itself . Another major tourist attraction is Pench Tiger Sanctuary which lies 195 Km from Jabalpur and 92 Km from Nagpur which is a worth visiting place during March-June.


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