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Chhindwara is an urban agglomeration and a Municipal Corporation in Chhindwara district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Chhindwara District. Chhindwara is reachable by rail or road from adjacent cities Nagpur and Jabalpur. The nearest airport is in Nagpur (130 km); a small airport (air-strip) is available at Chhindwara for landing charter aeroplanes/helicopters. The population of the district is 2,090,306; most of them are tribals with a growth rate of 13%, a sex ratio of.966 male/female. The literacy rate is 81.46%. The town itself has population of 234,784,with 89% literacy rate. Chhindwara is rated as the cleanest city in Madhya Pradesh and 54th all over India under Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan rankingsGeographyChhindwara is one of the largest towns in the Satpura range. It is on a plateau, surrounded by lush green fields, rivers and by dense forest with diverse flora and fauna. The town is built around the Bodri Stream, a tributary with the Kulbehra River. Geographical area: 11,815 km2 Height above MSL 1550to(-)Latitude: 21.28 to 22.49 N, Longitude: 78.40 to 79.24 E.Temperature (min.): 4 to 6 deg. Celsius, (max.): 38 to 44 deg. CelsiusAverage rainfall: 1,183 mmHistoryIt is believed that Chhindwara District was full of "Chhind" trees many years ago, and the place was named "Chhind"-"Wada" . There is another story that because of the population of lions, it was considered that making entry into this district is akin to entering the lions' den. Hence it was called "Sinh Dwara" . In due course it became "Chhindwara".
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