(Last Updated on : 03/02/2009)
Following the tradition of the states of India, quite a handful of towns and cities have thronged in the state of Madhya Pradesh as well. Amongst several cities of this state one can distinguish Kannod to be of significance. In fact Kannod is a nagar panchayat town and is located in the district of Dewas of the same state of India. To be specific, it is situated at a distance, which is nearly fifty five kilometers north-west of Harda and also twenty kilometers north-west of Khategaon.
The strategic location of the Kannod town is quite significant. It lies approximately between 22.67° N and 76.73° E 355 meters or 1164 feet above the mean sea level.
The study of any town or place is not complete unless and until one gets extensive information about its demography. In order to gather more and more information about it, several demographers have conducted surveys and researches works and thus infer vital demographical information about Kannod. A special mentioning is made of the Census report that has been issued forth in the year 2001. Population status, literacy status etc can be gathered from it.
According to this report, the total population of Kannod has been enumerated to be 15,165. If one wants one can also decipher data about the males and females on individual basis. Just like other places of India, males also are more in number than that of females. It is reflected in the male and female populace. In other words the population of males constitutes of 52 percent. 48 percent is the female populace of Kannod. In Kannod town, children below six years of age constitutes of 15 percent of the population.
Whether a town has achieved development or not becomes quite clear from the analysis of the literacy rate of Kannod. In Kannod the average literacy rate showed a measurement of 63 percent, which is even higher than that of the entire nation. 59.5 percent is the rate of average literacy of India. Out of it, males have showed more inclination towards education thus constituting literacy rate of 72 percent. Female literacy rate is 53 percent and is less than that of males.
Kannod has gained popularity as a trekking zone. One of the primary attractions of Kannod is the Kheoni Wild Life Sanctuary. For managing this sanctuary a '10 year management plan of 2007-08 to 2016-17' has been choked out by Shri Rakesh Saxena, a famous 'forester'.
To facilitate easy accessibility this Kannod town is well connected by air and railways. Both Airports at Indore and Harda Railway Station lie in the vicinity of Kannod town.