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About the Barwani district

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General Characteristics of the District
District Barwani was formed on 25th May 1998. It was carved out of West-Nimar,
Khargone district. Barwani is situated on the south-west side of Madhya Pradesh and
Holy River Narmada is its northern border. District is surrounded by Satpuda (in South)
and Vindhyachal (in North) ranges.

The name Badwani originated from the forests of Bad which had surrounded the city in
old times. Wani is the old word for the Garden, and hence city got its

name Badwani which means Garden of Bads. Barwani is still pronounced as Badwani but
it spells Barwani.

Location & Geographical Area
District is situated between Latitudes 21°37' to 22°22' North and Longitudes 74°27' to
75°30' East. State of Maharashtra in South, Gujarat in far West, district Khargone on the
East and district Dhar on the North from boundaries of Barwani. District is triangular in
shape with the highest point in West.The town Barwani is situated near the left bank of the
Narmada River

Barwani is surrounded by the great hills of Satpura and in the rainy days it becomes one
of the most beautiful places in central India. The city is also called the Paris of Nimar.
The Nimar region is split into East Nimar and West Nimar. Nimar, in local terms, means
"area beyond the Neem Trees". Barwani lies in West Nimar. The annual rainfall of
Barwani is around 15 inches; Barwani is famous for its Papitas and Bawangaja (a Jain
holy place 8 KM from Barwani)

Total forest area is 183000 Hectares. The district is having limited forest wealth. Still a
sect of tribal people earn their livelihood from available forest product such as Tendu
leaves, firewood etc. There are two forest Division in the District i.e. Barwani &

Administrative Set Up
Barwani city is the District headquarters of Madhya Pradesh. For administrative
purpose the district has been divided into 3 Sub Divisions, 8 Tehsils, and 7 Panchayat
Samities. There are 417 Gram Panchayats, 576 Revenue Villages in this District