is a district
of Madhya Pradesh state
in central India
. The city of Betul
serves as its administrative headquarters. The district is a part of Narmadapuram Division
The district has an area of 10043 km². According to the provisional data of the 2011 census
, population of the district is 1,575,247 (799,721 males and 775,526 females) with a sex ratio of 970 females per 1000 males. Population density is 157/km².
The district is rich in tribal population
. The tribal population of the district as per 2001 census is 5,49,907. Main tribes
inhabiting the district are Gond
. The other castes
, Banias Rajputs
, and sonis
The District is divided in 5 Tehsils BHAINSDEHI, BETUL, SHAHPUR, MULTAI and AMLA.
The mean elevation above the sea is about 2000 ft. The country is essentially a highland tract, divided naturally into three distinct portions, differing in their superficial aspects, the character of their soil and their geological formation. The northern part of the district forms an irregular plain of the sandstone formation. It is a well-wooded tract, in many places stretching out in charming glades like an English park, but it has a very sparse population and little cultivated land. In the extreme north a line of hills rises abruptly out... Read More