Chhindwara district was formed on 1st November 1956. It is located on the South-West region of 'Satpura Range of Mountains'. It is spread from 21.28 to 22.49 Deg. North (longitude) and 78.40 to 79.24 Deg. East (latitude) and spread over an area of 11,815 Sq. Km. This district is bound by the plains of Nagpur District (in Maharashtra State) on the South, Hoshangabad and Narsinghpur Districts on the North, Betul District on the West and Seoni Districts on the East.Chhindwara District ranks 1st in area in Madhya Pradesh State and occupies 3.85% of the area of the state. The District is divided into 9 Tahsils (Chhindwara, Parasia, Junnardeo, Tamia, Amarwara, Chourai, Bicchua, Sausar and Pandhurna), 11 Development Blocks (Chhindwara, Parasia, Junnardeo, Tamia, Amarwara, Chourai, Bicchua, Harrai, Mohkhed, Sausar and Pandhurna). There are 8 Nagar Palikas (Chhindwara, Parasia, Junnardeo and Pandhurna), 8 Nagar Panchayats (Sausar, Amarwara, Chandameta Butaria, Newton Chikli, Harrai, Mohgaon, Chourai, and Lodhikheda). Apart from this there are 10 small towns (Dighawani, Jatachapar, Iklehara, Pagara, Kalichapar, Damua, Pala Chourai, Bhamori, Ambada and Badkuhi). There are 1984 villages in the district, out of which 1903 villages are habitated. The district is divided into 19 Revenue Circles, 319 Patwari Halkas. There are 808 Panchayats in the district.

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Major Industries:
Hindustan Lever Ltd., Lahagdua Village,
Chhindwara Raymond Woolen Mills Ltd.,
Borgaon, Sausar P.B.M.Polytex Ltd., Borgaon,
Sausar Super Pack (Bajaj), Vil. Sawli,
Sausar Bhansali Engineering Polymers, Satnur Vil.,
Sausar Suryawanshi Spinning Mills, Vil. Rajna,
Pandhurna Shashikant & Co., Post Junnardeo,
Chhindwara Rubi Engineering Works,
Damua Eshwar Industries, Khajri, Chhindwara


Educational Institutions :
Government Autonomous Post Graduate College
Chhindwara Government Science College,Pandhurna Dist.
Education & Training Institute Industrial Training Institute

Prominent Tourist Spots in the District include Patalkot,
Tamia, Tribal Museum,
Chota Mahadev Cave,
Devgarh Fort,
Hot Water Spring at Anhoni 
Radhadevi  Caves
Jam Sanvli Temple (Near Sausar).

Places of interest:

Saket,Near Chhote Talab,Chhindwara.
Gourav ,Behind Patni Talkies, Chhindwara.
Rain Basera ,Near Patni Talkies, Chhindwara.
Gayatri,Infront of Collectorate Building, Chhindwara.
Patni Dharm shala,Near Patni Chowk, Chhote Talab.

Historical Facts:
It is believed that once upon a time the Chhindwara District was full of "Chhind" (Date-Palm) trees, and the place was named "Chhind"-"Wada" (wada means place). There is also another story that because of the population of Lions (in Hindi it is called "Sinh"), it was considered that making entry into this district is akin to passing through the entrance of Lions' den. Hence it was called "Sinh Dwara" (means through the entrance of lion). In due course of time it became "Chhindwara". History records the place from the time of the rule of Bhakth Bulund King, whose kingdom was spread over the Satpura range of hills and it is believed that his rule was upto the 3rd Century. One ancient plaque, belonging to "Rashtrakut" dynasty, found in "Neelkanth" village. This dynasty ruled upto the 7th Century. Then came the "Gondvana" dynasty which ruled the area with "Devgarh" as the capital. King 'Jatav' of 'Gond' community has built the Devgarh fort. Bhakth Bulund King was most powerful in the dynasty and he has adopted Muslim religion during the rule of Emperor "Aurangjeb". Later the power has changed many hands and finally 'Maratha rule' ended in 1803. On 17 September 1803, East India Company had taken over this kingdom by defeating 'Raghuji II', starting the British rule. After Independence 'Nagpur' was made the capital of Chhindwara District, and on 1st November 1956 this district was re-constituted with Chhindwara as the capital.

Demographic details:
As per Census 1991, the total population of the district is 15,68,702 out of which 76.90% belong to rural areas. The Scheduled Caste population is 1,91,419 and Scheduled Tribes population is 5,40,708. There are 933 females for every 1000 males, and the population per square kilometer is 133. 'Chhindwara' is the Parliamentary Constituency in the district and there are 8 Assembly Segments (Jamai, Chhindwara, Parasia, Damua, Amarwara, Chourai, Sausar and Pandhurna). As per Census 2001 the total population of Chhindwara town is 1,22,309 and of the district is 18,48,882. There are 953 females for every 1000 males as per Census 2001.

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