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Overview of the Damoh District

Overview of the Damoh District

Damoh is a district of Madhya Pradesh State located in Central India. The district is part of Sagar Division. It is situated in the north-eastern part of the State and geographically located at 23 deg 09’ north latitude and 79 deg 03’ east longitude. The district is surrounded by Sagar in the west, Narsinghpur & Jabalpur in the South, Chhatarpur in the North, Panna & Katni in the east. It is situated in a plateau region about 12 miles (19 km) south-east of the Sonar River. It is at an average elevation of 595 metres (1,952 ft). The district of Damoh has an area of 7,306 square km (2,821 sq mi).

The city’s name comes from Damayanti, the wife of King Nal of Hindu mythology. Damoh was part of the province (subah) of Malwa during the reign of the Mughal emperor Akbar.  The city has several old sculptures, including those of the Hindu deities Shiva, Parvati, and Vishnu.

The town has a significant cattle-market and a number of small industries such as weaving, dyeing and pottery-making.

Demography

Census figures 2011

Population Census Figures 2011
Total Population 1264219
Rural Population 1013668
Urban Population 250551
Male Population 661873
Female Population 602346


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