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Chhindwara District

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Chhindwara district is one of the districts of Madhya Pradesh state of India, and Chhindwara town is the district headquarters. The district is part of Jabalpur Division.General informationThe name Chhindwara has been derived from the word 'chhind' which basically is a name of a local tall tree surrounding the district.Chhindwara District ranks first in area (11,815 km²) in Madhya Pradesh State and occupies 3.85% of the area of the state. Chhindwara district was formed on 1 November 1956.It is on the southwest region of 'Satpura Range of Mountains'. It is spread from 21.28 to 22.49 deg. North (latitude) and 78.40 to 79.24 deg. East (longitude) and spread over an area of 11,815 km². This district is bound by the plains of Nagpur District (in Maharashtra State) on the south, Hoshangabad and Narsinghpur districts on the north, Betul District on the west and Seoni District on the east.DivisionsThe district is divided into 13 tehsils: Amarwara Bicchua Chand Chhindwara Chourai Harrai Junnardeo Mohkhed Pandhurna Parasia Sausar Tamia Umreth and 12 Development Blocks: Chhindwara, Parasia, Junnardeo, Damua, Tamia, Amarwara, Chourai, Bicchua, Harrai, Mohkhed, Sausar and Pandhurna. There is one nagar nigam (chhindwara) There are 7 Nagar Palikas ( Parasia, Junnardeo, Damua and Pandhurna Sausar, Amarwara, Chourai), 8 Nagar Panchayats (Chandameta Butaria, Newton Chikli, Harrai, Mohgaon, Chourai, Bichhua, Lodhikheda and Pipla Narayanwar). Apart from this there are eleven small towns (Umranala, Dighawani, Jatachapar, Iklehara, Pagara, Kalichapar, Damua, Pala Chourai, Bhamori, Ambada and Badkuhi).
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