Also known as:
“Heart of India”Capital: Bhopal
No. Of Districts:
308,245 sq.km (119,014 sq mi)
Date of Establishment:
1st November 1956
236/sq.km (610/sq mi)
94,689 sq.km (36,560 sq mi)
The state has an agrarian economy. The major crops of Madhya Pradesh are wheat, soybean, gram, sugarcane, rice, maize, cotton, rapeseed, mustard and arhar.
Mining and Ordinance factories comprise the major industries.
It borders the states of Uttar Pradesh to the north-east, Chhattisgarh to the south-east, Maharashtra to the south, Gujarat to the west, and Rajasthan to the northwest.
Art & Culture:
- Dances: Badhai, Rai, Saira, Jawara, Sher, Akhara, Shaitan, Tertali, Charkula, Jawara, and Maanch are some of the major dance forms.
- Festivals: Shivratri, Navratri, Dussehra, Diwali, Bahgoriya, Shab-I-Barat, Krishna Janamashtmi and many more.
Barasingha (Rucervus duvaucelii)
Asian Paradise Flycatcher (Trepsiphone paradisi)