(Last Updated on : 08/01/2013)
Bhind District is northernmost district of Madhya Pradesh
with its headquarters at Bhind town. This administrative district is situated at 25 degree 54 minutes 5 seconds north to 26 degree 47 minutes 50 seconds north latitude and from 78 degree 12 minutes 45 seconds east to 79 degree 8 minutes 30 seconds and 79 degree 8 minutes 30 seconds east longitude. Bhind District lies in the valleys of Chambal River
and the Sindh, between Kwari River
and Pahuj River
. Total area occupied by Bhind District is 4459 sq kms.
History of Bhind District
As per the history, Bhind District is named after Bhindi Rishi. Bhind District was one among the 16 districts of United State of Madhya Bharat which was constituted on 28th of May, 1948. Subsequently, as a result of reorganisation of states in November 1956, Bhind District became part of new formed Madhya Pradesh
. It is a well known fact that the region has been subjected to depredations of dacoits, robbers or thugs since ages. Even during Mughal times the powerful administration failed to curb these menace.
Geography of Bhind District
The shape of Bhind District is semi circular, bulging towards the north east. The greatest length of Bhind district measures about 105 km south east to north-west. Bhind District is bounded by Agra
and Etawah district of Uttar Pradesh
in the north and Gwalior District
and Datia district
in the south. The eastern boundary is closed by Auraiya District
and Jalaun of Uttar Pradesh in the east, where as the western and north western boundaries are common with Morena district
. The north western boundary is marked by the Asan and the Kwari rivers, the northern and eastern boundaries being traversed by Chambal River and Pahuj River. The soil of Bhind District is very fertile and is well drained by the Chambal and Sindh rivers and the tributary streams of the Kwari and Pahuj. Bhind District mainly consists of valley plains.
Demography of Bhind District
The sex ratio is the number of females per 1000 males. As per 2001 Census, total population of Bhind District is 1,428,559, out of which male population is 7, 80,902 and female population is 6, 47,657. Sex ratio is the number of females per 1000 males. Population density is 320 persons per square km. Bhind District is holding the 20th position in terms of population as it is having about 2 percent of the total population of the state. Rural sex ratio is 825 and Urban is 843. Bhind district had population of 1,703,562 of which male and female were 926,940 and 776,622 respectively. It was the data revealed in 2011 population census. The data of teh census in 201 shows that density of Bhind district for 2011 is 382 people per sq. km. The Average literacy rate of Bhind in 2011 was 76.59.
Culture of Bhind District
Culture of Bhind District is rich and diverse. The popular languages spoken in the district are Hindi language
, Punjabi language
, and Urdu language
. Several festivals are celebrated in Bhind District with huge enthusiasm. Dussehra
are the four most important festivals celebrated in the district. Makar Sankranti
, Raksha Bandhan
, Ganesh Chaturthi
, Nag Panchami
, etc are other festivals of the district
Tourism in Bhind District
Bhind District is known for its tourist spots. There are several places to be explored in Bhind District. Fort of Ater, Vankhandeshwar temple
, Jain temples of Baranso, Mata Renuka temple
at Jamdara, Naraddev temple and Fort of Gohad are some of the main attractions offered by Bhind District. These tourist spots attract people from distant places. Road transport is the main mode of transportation in Bhind. In this district, roads serve 27.26 percent villages. The railway line connects Bhind with Gwalior