(Last Updated on : 03/02/2009)
The state of Madhya Pradesh has witnessed the development of several towns over the years. Amongst them one can decipher the significance of Kumbhraj. Kumbhraj is an example of nagar panchayat. It is located in the district of Guna of Madhya Pradesh.
Knowledge about the geographical location helps one to get acquainted with the characteristic feature of any place or town. Thus Kumbhraj is situated approximately at
24.37° N and 77.05° E. It has an average height of 419 metres or 1374 feet.
Over these years, a handful of demographers have conducted numerous surveys, which rightly depict few information about this Kumbhraj town.
Especially the Census report of India that has been published in the year 2001 deserves to be mentioning. If one thoroughly studies this census report certain information like population status, literacy rate etc also can be traced. According to this report the total population of Kumbhraj has been enumerated to be13, 999. Out of it, the population of males comprises of 52 percent. In Kumbhraj females are less in number. In other words the population of females constitutes of 48 percent. In Kumbhraj , children below six years of age constitutes of 18 percent of the total population .
The literacy rate of this Kumbhraj too portrays some significant information. From the Census report it has been deduced that the rate of average literacy is 57 percent. Thus it is lower than that of the entire nation. 59.5 percent is the average literacy rate of India . Just like the population of males the male literacy rate too is more than that of females. The former one is 67 percent, while the latter constitutes of 45 percent.
Majority of the people of this Kumbhraj are followers of Jainism . The popularity of this Kumbhraj town is due to a particular reason. In fact Kumbhraj is the biggest mandi of coriander in the whole of Asian continent. In the vicinity of this town, some of the main 'settlements' that have developed include Chachaura, Anandpur, Aron and Raghogarh.
Innumerable tourists are fascinated by various tourists locale that are found in the nearby region. Kaushak Mahal, Bajrangarh Fort, Chanderi Fort, Ashoknagar Jain Temple, Shri Bajranggarh Teerth and Chanderi are quite significant .
For facilitating better accessibility of this Kumbhraj town , Bhopal Airport and Guna Railway Station are providing good services.
More information also can be gathered that depict certain relevant features about the Guna district as a whole. Being a part of the district it is obvious that the people who are living in Kumbhraj also follow the trend and tradition of the entire district. As far as the occupation of the people of this district is concerned, cultivation is widely accepted. Major crops that are produced include wheat, jowl, groom, maize, rice, and sugar cane, olives. Also pulses and small millets are widely popular amongst the people of this region.