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Madhya Pradesh

Administration
Full nameMadhya Pradesh
CountryIndia
Established1956-11-01
Government
CapitalBhopal
GovernorRam Naresh Yadav
Chief MinisterShivraj Singh Chouhan (BJP)
Parliamentary constituency29
High CourtMadhya Pradesh High Court
LegislatureUnicameral (230 seats)
Geography
Total Area118985.3 sq mi (308252 km2)
Area rank2nd
Demography
Total Population75697565 (6th) (2011)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneIST (UTC+05:30)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
HDI(+) 0.488 (low)
HDI rank26th (2005)
Literacy76.5% (8th)
Official languagesHindi

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Madhya Pradesh (Hindī: मध्य प्रदेश, pronounced -hnsˈməd̪ʱjə prəˈd̪eːʃMadhyaPradesh, often called the Heart of India, is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal and Indore is the largest city. Jabalpur is the largest urban agglomeration in the state. Gwalior is the fourth largest city and called tourist it capital of the state .

Madhya Pradesh is the second largest state by area and sixth largest state by population. It borders the states of Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan.


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