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About the Tikamgarh district

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Brief About Tikamgarh District
Tikamgarh :

District lies in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh.The early history of Tikamgarh district is however not chronicled, though as suggested by the numerous ruins of buildings and other old remains lies scattered at various places, viz Orchha, Garh Kudar, Prithvipur, Barana, Lidhoura, Digora, Mohangarg, Baldeogarh and Tikamgarh, it must be having a glorious past. The district was the part of vast empires successively ruled by the Mauryas, the Sungas and the imperial Guptas. It was in the first quarter of ninth century A.D., that Mannuka founded a new dynasty the Chandella dynasty in this area. Tikamgarh alongwith Khajuraho and Mahoba formed part of extensive Chandella Kingdom. The Khangras also held this region specially around Garh Kundar. The rising power of Bundelas in this region resulted into the downfall of the Khangras. The Orchha records trace the descent of the Bundela Kingdom of Orchha from Garh Kudar chiefs of Benaras Hemkaran, also known as Pancham Bundela.

Origin of Name :
The District takes its name from the headquarters town as Tihri, in Orchha State. In 1783 Raja Vikramajit shifted his capital from Orchha town to Tihri and renamed it Tikamgarh but it was officially recognised in 1887. The name adopted in the honour of Lord Krishna, Tikam being one of his appellations.

Location and Boundaries :
Tikamgarh District is located in the northern part of Madhya Pradesh. It forms the north-western part of Sagar District. It lies on the Bundelkhand Plateau between the Jamni, a tributary of Betwa and Dhasan rivers. It extends between the latitude 24 degree 26 minute and 25 degree 34 minute N and between 78 degree26 minute and 79 degree 21 minute Longitudes. The shape of district is triangular. The northern margin is very irregular. The maximum length of the district is about 119 Km. From North to South and width about 80 Km. Tikamgarh District is bounded by Chhatarpur district to east, Lalitpur district Uttar Pradesh to West, Jhansi to North and Sagar to South. The western and Eastern boundaries are formed by two big rivers.

Area and Population:
The total geographical area of Tikamgarh District is 5048.00 sq. Km. And the total population is 12,02,998 ( 2001 Census). The area and the population of each of its tehsil is given in the below table

Administrative Division :
Tikamgarh district is divided into six tehsils grouped into three sub divisions of Tikamgarh, Niwari and Jatara. The Tikamgarh sub division comprises Tikamgarh and Baldeogarh tehsils, Niwari and Prithvipur tehsil form Niwari Sub Division whereas Jatara sub division comprises of Jatara and Palera Tehsil. There are six development blocks namely Tikamgarh, Jatara, Baldeogarh, Palera, Niwari and Prithvipur. The names of Police Stations located in the district are Tikamgarh, Digora, Lidhoura, Palera, Kudila, Baldeogarh, Khargapur, Orchha, Mohangarh, Niwari, Jatara, Budera, Jeron, Badagaon, Teharka, Sendri, Simra, and Prithvipur.

Sex Ratio :
The ratio of females per thousand males in the district was 877 in the year 1971. It was nearly same 876 in the rural areas best remarkably higher in the Urban areas 898. The table given below shows the changes in the proportion of sexes during the period 1951-2001, both in the rural and urban areas.

Rural-Urban Classification :
Nearly 17.68 percent of the population lived in its 13 towns and rest 82.32 in the rural areas. The rural area extending over 4,659.19 sq. Km. Contained 963 villages and sustained population of 9,90,265 while Urban area has population of 2,12,733. The table given below shows the rural-urban composition of the population of the district tehsilwise.

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
The Table given below shows the number of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the district, living both in the rural and urban areas of the District according to the Census 2001.

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