is one of the districts of Madhya Pradesh state
, and Hoshangabad
town is the district headquarters.
The district has an area 5408.23 km². Hoshangabad district is bounded by the districts of Raisen
to the north, Narsinghpur
to the east, Chhindwara
to the southeast, Betul
to the south, Harda
to the west, and Sehore
to the northwest. In 1998, the western portion of Hoshangabad District was split off to become Harda District.
The district lies in the Narmada River
valley, and the Narmada forms the northern boundary of the district, Hoshangabad District is part of Bhopal
division. The Tawa River
is a tributary of the Narmada, rising in the Satpura Range to the south and flowing north to meet the Narmada at the village of Bandra Bhan. The Tawa Reservoir lies in the south-central region of the district.
Hoshangabad District is also home to Pachmarhi
, a hill station
and popular tourist spot in the Satpura Range
in the southern part of the district. Pachmarhi was the summer capital of the British Raj Central Provinces and Berar
The Pachmarhi Sanctuary
(461.37 km²) is part of the larger Pachmarhi Biosphere Preserve
, which extends into Betul
The Rajat Prapat
is located at Pachmarhi in Hoshangabad district.
As per 2001 census Hoshangabad district had a total population of 1,085,011, out of which 571,796 were males and 513,215... Read More