Balaghat is a city and a municipality in Balaghat district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is the administrative headquarters of Balaghat District. Wainganga River flows beside the town.

Balaghat is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Balaghat is located in India
Balaghat (India)
Coordinates: 21°48′N 80°11′E / 21.8°N 80.18°ECoordinates: 21°48′N 80°11′E / 21.8°N 80.18°E
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
 • TypeMunicipal Council
 • BodyBalaghat Municipal Council
 • Total25 km2 (10 sq mi)
288 m (945 ft)
 • Total84,261
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
 • Official1)Hindi (Primary)
2)English (Additional)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MP
Vehicle registrationMP-50


Balaghat is located at 21°48′N 80°11′E / 21.800°N 80.183°E.[1] It has an average elevation of 288 metres (944 feet).


As of 2011 India census,[2] Balaghat had a population of 84,216. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Balaghat
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.

Baihar is a town and a nagar panchayat in Balaghat district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.Baihar is famous for various places like Shyarpath, Babamandi, Dhaba temple, etc. Baihar is surrounded by hills and forests. Baihar is the birth place of many celebrities like Mustak khan, Pragya Jaiswal, Anand Bais, Shivanshu Awadhiya,Daspreet kaur and it also famous for KANHA NATIONAL PARK because it is situated less distance form baihar.

Balaghat (Lok Sabha constituency)

Balaghat Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: बालाघाट लोक सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency covers the entire Balaghat district and part of Seoni district.

Balaghat Junction railway station

Balaghat Railway Station is situated on the Jabalpur-Nainpur-Gondia section of South East Central Railway, in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Rail routes through the junction include routes towards Jabalpur, Gondia, Katangi on the Satpura Railway. The "10001 Satpura Express", a narrow-gauge train, was started in 1901 by the British Government and completed 100 years of service in 2001. This train used to hold the unique distinction of operating first class service on narrow-gauge track; it is the world's fastest narrow-gauge train.

The line was formerly narrow gauge (2 ft 6 in (762 mm)) throughout its entire length, but the section between Balaghat–Gondia was converted to broad gauge in 2005–2006, connecting Balaghat to India's national network for the first time. Work is underway to convert the Balaghat–Jabalpur section to broad gauge.

The Jabalpur–Balaghat–Gondia section of the Bengal Nagpur Railway (earlier called BNR and now South) is undergoing conversion. The 78802 katangi gondia demu section now operates Diesel–electric multiple unit (DEMU) train.Its timing of arrival from balaghat at 9:05 AM.The route from Balaghat to Katangi was converted from narrow gauge to broad gauge on 6 May 2010 and the route from Katangi to Tirodi is in its preliminary survey; its distance is about 12 km, with a short route to Nagpur from Balaghat via Tumsar. Balaghat also has a branch line towards Bharveli.

Mines operated by MOIL Limited in the eastern part of the city use the system to transport manganese ore.

Since the station is not on the main line, people have to depend on Gondia railway station.

Balaghat district

Balaghat district (Hindi: बालाघाट ज़िला) is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in Central India. The town of Balaghat serves as its administrative headquarters.

Balaghat is known for tile factories and rice mills.


Bharveli is a census town in Balaghat district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Hirapur, Balaghat

Hirapur is a census town in Balaghat district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Jabalpur division

Jabalpur Division is an administrative geographical unit of Madhya Pradesh state of India. Jabalpur is the administrative headquarters of the division. As of 2005, the division consists of districts of Balaghat, Chhindwara, Jabalpur, Katni, Mandla, Narsinghpur,and Seoni.

Kanha Tiger Reserve

Kanha Tiger Reserve, also called Kanha National Park, is one of the tiger reserves of India and the largest national park of Madhya Pradesh, state in the heart of India. The present-day Kanha area is divided into two sanctuaries, Hallon and Banjar, of 250 and 300 km2 respectively. Kanha National Park was created on 1 June 1955 and in 1973 was made the Kanha Tiger Reserve. Today it stretches over an area of 940 km2 in the two districts Mandla and Balaghat.

Together with a surrounding buffer zone of 1,067 km2 and the neighbouring

110 km2 Phen Sanctuary it forms the Kanha Tiger Reserve. This makes it the largest National Park in Central India. Kanha Tiger Reserve was ranked among the top 10 Famous Places for Tourists.The park has a significant population of the Royal Bengal tiger, Indian leopards, the sloth bear, barasingha and Indian wild dog. The forest depicted in the famous novel by Rudyard Kipling, The Jungle Book is based on jungles including this reserve. It is also the first tiger reserve in India to officially introduce a mascot, "Bhoorsingh the Barasingha".Kanha is situated in both the districts, It is around 30 km far from Mandla and 80 km far from Balaghat.


Katangi is a town and a Nagar Palika Parishad in Balaghat District in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.


Lalbarra, alternatively Lalburra tehsil, is a tehsil (sub-district) of Balaghat district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located on State Highway 26, on the edge of Pench National Park. Its Postal Index Number is 481441.

MOIL (company)

MOIL (aka Manganese Ore India Limited) is a miniratna state-owned manganese-ore mining company headquartered in Nagpur, India. With a market share of 50%, it was the largest producer of manganese ore in India in the fiscal year 2008. MOIL Limited has been ranked #486 among the 500 top companies in India and 9th in the Mines and Metals Sector of the Fortune India 500 list for 2011. MOIL operates 10 mines, six located in Nagpur and Bhandara districts of Maharashtra and four in the Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh. Of the 10, seven are underground mines (Kandri, Munsar, Beldongri, Gumgaon, Chikla, Balaghat and Ukwa mines) and three are opencast mines (Dongri Buzurg, Sitapatore, and Tirodi). Its Balaghat mine is the deepest underground manganese mine in Asia.In December 2010, the government divested about 20% of its equity through an IPO. Of the 20%, the Government of India's share will be 10%, and the governments of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh will each divest 5% of the total equity. At present, the Government of India holds 56.01% share in the company, Maharashtra government has 4.71%, and Madhya Pradesh Government holds 4.97%.The shares were listed in 2011 at Rs 440, went down to a low of Rs 188 in July 13 and Feb 15, before recovering currently to Rs 351.

Mahkepar Road railway station

Mahkepar Road railway station (Hindi: महकेपार रोड रेल स्थानक) serves Mahkepar and surrounding villages in the Balaghat district of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Malaj Khand

Malaj Khand is a town and a municipality in Balaghat district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. This town has the biggest open copper mines in Asia and most of its population are the employed by the mines.

Mushtaq Khan

Mushtaq Khan is an Indian versatile film and television actor and comedian, who has worked in several Bollywood films in a career spanning three decades. He is best known for his roles in films like Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke (1993), Jodi No.1 (2001) and Welcome (2007).Mushtaq was born in Baihar town of Balaghat district Madhya Pradesh.

Sukli railway station

Sukli Railway Station serves Sukli and surrounding villages in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh, India.


Tirodi is a census town in Balaghat district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Tirodi railway station

Tirodi Railway Station serves Tirodi and surrounding villages in Balaghat District of Madhya Pradesh, India.


Ukwa is a census town in Balaghat district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.


Waraseoni(वारासिवनी) is a tehsil (administrative division) and Nagar Palika Parishad (municipality) in Balaghat district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is situated 16 km (10 mi) from the district headquarters.

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