Indian State And Capital Facts Flash Cards - Madhya Pradesh


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Madhya Pradesh Facts for Kids

Madhya Pradesh is a state in central India. Its capital is Bhopal, and the largest city is Indore, with Jabalpur, Ujjain, Gwalior, Satna, and Guna being the other major cities.

Here are some other cool facts about the state of India,


Madhya Pradesh is the second largest Indian state by area and the fifth largest state by population with over 72 million people. 90.9% of residents followed Hinduism, while minorities are Muslim (6.6%), Jain (0.8%), Buddhists (0.3%), Christians (0.3%), and Sikhs (0.2%)


Madhya Pradesh literally means "Central Province", and is located in the geographic heart of India. Narmada River, runs east and west between the Vindhya and Satpura ranges; these ranges and the Narmada are the traditional boundaries between the north and south of India. The highest point in Madhya Pradesh is Dhupgarh


Madhya Pradesh also has three major seasons – Summer, Monsoon, and Winter. During summer (March–June), the temperature in the entire state ranges above 34.6. The winter season starts in November. The temperature remains low in the northern parts of the state in comparison to the southern parts. The humidity is relatively very low and the region usually experiences frequent mild dust storms.


The state has an agrarian economy. The major crops of Madhya Pradesh are wheat, soybean, gram, sugarcane, rice, maize, cotton, rapeseed, mustard and arhar. Minor Forest Produce (MFP), such as tendu leaves used to roll beedi, sal seed, teak seed, and lak also contribute to state's rural economy. The state has the largest reserves of diamond and copper in India


The cuisine in Madhya Pradesh varies regionally. Wheat and meat are common in the north and west of the state, while the wetter south and east are dominated by rice and fish. Dal bafla is a common meal in the region and can be easily found in Indore and other nearby regions, consisting of a steamed and grilled wheat cake dunked in rich ghee, which is eaten with daal and ladoos.


The official language of the state is Hindi, which is spoken by over two-thirds of the population. Madhya Pradesh is noted for its classical and folk music. Some of the noted Hindustani classical music gharanas in Madhya Pradesh include the Maihar gharana, the Gwalior gharana and Senia gharana

MONUMENTS Of Madhya Pradesh /Places to Visit

Devi Jagadambi temple, Khajuraho, Buddhist Monuments at Sanchi and the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka .

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