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() is a district
of Madhya Pradesh
state in central India
. The historic town of Dhar
is administrative headquarters of the district.
The district has an area 8,153 km². It is bounded by the districts of Ratlam
to the north, Ujjain
to the northeast, Indore
to the east, Khargone
(West Nimar) to the southeast, Barwani
to the south, and Jhabua
to the west. It is part of the Indore Division
of Madhya Pradesh. The population of the district is 1,740,577 (2001 census), an increase of 24% from its 1991 population of 1,367,412. Pithampur
is a large industrial area comes under Dhar District.
The Vindhya Range
runs east and west through the district. The northern part of the district lies on the Malwa
plateau. The northwestern portion of the district lies in the watershed of the Mahi River
and its tributaries, while the northeastern part of the district lies in the watershed of the Chambal River
, which drains into the Ganges
via the Yamuna River
. The portion of the district south of the ridge of the Vindhyas
lies in the watershed of the Narmada River
, which forms the southern boundary of the district.
Dhar district is divided into 5 sub-divisions: Dhar, Sardarpur, Badnawar, Manawar and Kukshi. These sub-divisions are further divided in to 7 tehsils: Dhar, Badnawar, Dharampuri, Sardarpur, Manawar, Kukshi and Gandhwani.
There are seven Vidhan Sabha
constituencies in this district: Sardarpur, Gandhwani,... Read More