Madhya Pradesh is situated in the central region of India and that’s why it is called the Heartland State. It has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India as Madhya Pradesh is rich in mineral resources. Major Facts of the State are provided below:
Name: Madhya Pradesh is also called the “Heart of India” because of its geographical location. Literally meaning of Madhya Pradesh is “Central Province”.
Existence: It is created in 1956.
Boundary: The Border States are Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.
Population: As per Census 2011, the total population of Madhya Pradesh is 72,597,565. Madhya Pradesh holds 6th position as population wise.
Land Area: The total land area of Madhya Pradesh is 308,252 sq. km. Madhya Pradesh holds 2nd rank in area wise.
Language: Hindi is the Official Language of Madhya Pradesh.
Literacy: The Literacy Ratio of Madhya Pradesh is 70.60%
City: Its Capital City is Bhopal. Indore is its Largest City.
District: There are all total 52 districts present in Madhya Pradesh.
Climate: Madhya Pradesh experiences sub-tropical climate. Hot dry summer is from April to June and Monsoon Rains are from July to September.
Connectivity: It is well connected via roadways, railways and airways. Bhopal, Indore, Gwalior etc. are some of the airports situated in Madhya Pradesh.
Places of Interest: Major Cities which attract tourists are Gwalior, Bhopal, Ujjain, Indore,etc. as there are many popular places to visit.
Religion: In Madhya Pradesh, mostly are Hinduism with around 92% and the remaining 8% are Muslim, Jain, Christian, Sikhs and Buddhists.
Also read: Brief History of Madhya Pradesh