Rajgarh is a city and a municipality in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India. It is the administrative headquarters of Rajgarh District, and was a princely state under the British Raj, named Rajgarh State. The old city belongs to the Malwa region and is surrounded by a battlemented wall. Rajgarh is now known for NTPC solar power plant and dam projects running over here, as a result companies like Tata and Reliance Power have shown interest. Rajgarh District is located in the northern part of Malwa Plateau & Rajgarh is almost in the middle of the district. It forms the North Western part of Division of Bhopal Commissioner. It has a Quadrangular shape with the Northern and Western sides longer than the Southern and Eastern sides respectively. The zigzag boundaries of the District resemble a pear. Rajgarh District is bounded by Shajapur District in the South as well as west. The District of Sehore, Bhopal, Guna and Jhalawar (Rajasthan) enclose it from the South-East, East, North-East, and North directions respectively. The total Geographical area of the District is 6,154 km2. with a population of 1,545,814 according to census 2011. It is one of the small districts of Madhya Pradesh both in respect of area and population. It is about 145 km north-west from the state capital Bhopal & 198 km from Indore which is the commercial capital as well as largest city of Madhya Pradesh. Rajgarh had a population of 29,726. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rajgarh has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 61%. In Rajgarh, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age. The faous religious spots are Jalpa Mata Temple, Bateri Mata Temple, Darga Shareif, Khoiry Mahadev Temple.
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