Patharia is a town and a nagar panchayat in Damoh district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. During World War II, the town served as the training camp for what would become Wingate's Chindits.

Patharia is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Patharia is located in India
Patharia (India)
Coordinates: 23°54′N 79°12′E / 23.9°N 79.2°ECoordinates: 23°54′N 79°12′E / 23.9°N 79.2°E
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Damoh
Founded by Rajputana king
Elevation 358 m (1,175 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 17,182
 • Official Hindi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration MP


As of 2001 India census,[1] Patharia had a population of 17,182. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Patharia has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 75%, and female literacy is 57%. In Patharia, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


For higher secondary education, there is the government school named School Of Excellence Patharia.

For higher education, there is Madhav Rao Sapre Government College Patharia.


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

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