is a district
of Madhya Pradesh state
. The town of Raisen
is the district headquarters. The district is part of Bhopal Division
Raisen District takes its name from massive fort. This fort is built on a sandstone hill, at the foot of which settles the town. The name is probably a corruption of Rajavasini or Rajasayan, the royal residence.
Raisen district is situated between the latitude 22 47' and 23 33' north and the longitude 7721' and 78 49' east. Sehore district
lies in west, Vidisha district
in the north, Sagar district
in the east and south-east, Narsimhapur district
in the south-east, Hoshangabad
districts in the south. It covers an area of .
Raisen district has seven tehsils – Raisen, Goharganj, Begamganj
, Silwani, Bareli and Udaipura
Raisen district came into existence on 5 May, 1950.Raisen district was once part of the princely state
The Buddhist monuments at Sanchi
, a UNESCO world heritage site, are located in Raisen district. Bhimbetka rock shelters
, another UNESCO world heritage site, are also located in Raisen district.
Raisen district has a total population of 1,120,159, out of which 595,730 were males and 524,429 were females.
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