Sehore is a city and a district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is located in the central part of the state and is about 37 km away from the state capital, Bhopal. The city of Sehore is situated at an altitude of 466 meters above sea level and is surrounded by the Vindhya Range of mountains.
Sehore has a rich history that dates back to the ancient times. It is believed that the city was named after the famous sage, Sevaram Maharaj, who was a disciple of Guru Gorakhnath. According to legends, Sevaram Maharaj meditated in the region for many years, and his disciples eventually settled in the area, giving rise to the town.
The region was ruled by several dynasties in the past, including the Mauryas, the Guptas, and the Rajputs. It was later conquered by the Mughals in the 16th century and became a part of the Mughal Empire. During the British rule, Sehore was a part of the Bhopal State.
Sehore is located at 23.2000° N, 77.0833° E and covers an area of approximately 6,576 square kilometers. It is bordered by the districts of Bhopal to the west, Raisen to the north, Hoshangabad to the east, and Dewas to the south. The city is situated on the banks of the river Sindh, which is the main source of water for the region.
As per the 2011 Census of India, Sehore had a population of 1,314,795, with a sex ratio of 925 females per 1000 males. The literacy rate of the city was 76.02%, with males having a literacy rate of 84.67% and females having a literacy rate of 66.82%. The majority of the population in Sehore belongs to the Hindu religion, with a minority of Muslims and Christians.
Sehore is primarily an agricultural district, with agriculture being the main source of income for the people. The region is known for its wheat, soybean, and paddy production. Apart from agriculture, the district also has a small-scale industrial sector, which includes industries like cotton ginning and pressing, oil milling, and soap manufacturing.
The culture of Sehore is a blend of different traditions and customs. The region is known for its folk music and dance, which includes the popular dance forms of Garba, Gondhal, and Lavani. The city also celebrates various festivals throughout the year, such as Diwali, Holi, and Eid.
Sehore has several tourist attractions that draw visitors from all over the world. Some of the popular tourist destinations in the city are:
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