Umaria is a municipality city[2] in the Umaria district of the Shahdol Division of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Umaria is located in Madhya Pradesh
Location in Madhya Pradesh, India
Umaria is located in India
Umaria (India)
Coordinates: 23°23′N 81°06′E / 23.38°N 81.10°ECoordinates: 23°23′N 81°06′E / 23.38°N 81.10°E
Country India
StateMadhya Pradesh
538 m (1,765 ft)
 • Total33,114
 • OfficialHindi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Sex ratio0.891 /


Umaria is located at 23°25′N 78°38′E / 23.42°N 78.63°E[3] and has an average elevation of 538 metres (1,765 feet).


According to the latest 2011 census, Umaria has a population of 33,114 divided in 15 wards. Male population is 17,509 and that of female is 15,605. Umaria has an average literacy rate of 84.70 percent, higher than state average of 69.32 percent, male literacy is 91.10 percent, and female literacy is 77.49 percent. In Umaria, 12.34 percent of the population is under 6 years of age. Out of the total population, 10,511 out of which 8,758 are males, engaged in work or business activity.

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes constitutes 12.82 percent and 18.57 percent of the total population in Umaria.[2]


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  2. ^ a b "Umaria Population Census 2011". 2011 Census of India.
  3. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Umaria
Anuppur district

Anuppur District is an administrative district in Shahdol Division of Madhya Pradesh state in central India.

The district has an area of 3701 km², and a population of 667,155 (2001 Census). 309,624 people are from scheduled tribes and 48,376 are scheduled castes. The district is bordered by Koriya District of Chhattisgarh state on the east, Bilaspur District of Chhattisgarh on the southeast, Dindori District of Madhya Pradesh on the southwest, Umaria District of Madhya Pradesh on the west, and Shahdol District on the northwest and north. The administrative headquarters of the district is Anuppur.

The district has one Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, and Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, a central university at Amarkantak.

The district was created on 15 August 2003 out of Shahdol District. It is part of Shahdol Division.

Anuppur district is mostly hilly and forested. The Narmada River originates from the hill of Amarkantak in the Maikal Hills, and the Son River originates nearby.

Bandhavgarh Fort

The Bandhavgarh Fort is situated in Bandhavgarh in Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is located on the Bandhavgarh hill, rising 811 meters above sea level at the centre of the Bandhavgarh National Park. It is surrounded by a large number of smaller hills separated by gently sloping valleys. These valleys end in small, swampy meadows, locally known as 'bohera'. The fort is also home to many of the endangered species of Vulture in India

Bandhavgarh National Park

Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the popular national parks in India located in the Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh. Bandhavgarh was declared a national park in 1968, with an area of 105 km2. The buffer is spread over the forest divisions of Umaria and Katni,and totals 820 km2. The park derives its name from the most prominent hillock of the area, which was said to be given by Hindu Lord Rama to his brother Lakshmana to keep a watch on Lanka (Ceylon). Hence the name Bandhavgarh (Sanskrit: Brother's Fort).

This park has a large biodiversity. The density of the tiger population at Bandhavgarh is one of the highest known in India. The park has a large breeding population of leopards, and various species of deer. Maharaja Martand Singh of Rewa captured the first white tiger in this region in 1951. This white tiger, Mohan, is now stuffed and on display in the palace of the Maharajas of Rewa. Historically villagers and their cattle have been a threat to the tiger. Rising mining activities around the park are putting the tigers at risk.

Bilaspur–Katni line

Bilaspur - Katni line is a Rail-line between Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh and Katni in Madhya Pradesh Junction.The route of this line is via Anuppur, Shahdol & Umaria to Katni.

Chandia, Madhya Pradesh

Chandia is a town and a nagar panchayat in Umaria district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India.

Dindori district

Dindori District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state of central India. The town of Dindori is the district headquarters. The district is part of Jabalpur Division. The district (area: 6,128 km2) is located on the eastern part of Madhya Pradesh, bordering the state of Chhattisgarh. It is surrounded by Shahdol in the east, Mandla in the west, Umaria in the north, and Mungeli district of the state of Chhattisgarh in the south.

Lami, Fiji

Lami, Fiji is an urban area in Rewa Province, Fiji, north-west of Suva. It was formally incorporated as a Town in 1977, and had a population of 20,529 at the most recent census in 2007. The municipal boundaries enclose an area of 680 square kilometers.

Lami is governed by a Town Council of 12-members, elected for three-year terms, who elect a Mayor from among themselves. The Mayor's term is for one year, but may be extended indefinitely. The last municipal election, held on 22 October 2005, the Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) won 11 of the 12 seats, ending 20 years of rule by the Ratepayers Association. The new council chose Tevita Vuatalevu as its Mayor.

Following the military coup of 2006, the regime dismissed all local government authorities. Marica Rokovada-Hallacy was appointed Administrator of Lami, as well as the nearby capital city of Suva. In 2010, she was replaced in both capacities by Chandu Umaria, a former Mayor of Suva.


Nowrozabad or Khodargama is a city and a nagar palika in Umaria district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Kendriya Vidyalaya Nowrozabad is situated in the G.M Complex Johila area. Nowrozabad is the head office of Johila area. It is a small market. Birsinghpurpali is very near to it.

The nearest airport is at Jabalpur in Madhya pradesh. Nowrozabad Railway Station is on the Katni - Bilaspur rail route. There are many coal mines around here.

National Highway 43 has its route through Nowrozabad .

Pali, Umaria

Pali is a town and a nagar palika in Umaria district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

Pathari State

Pathari State was a former princely state of India, administratively under the Bhopal Agency subdivision of the Central India Agency. The state covered an area of 78 square kilometers and had a population of 6,293 in 1892. Its capital was at Pathari town.

Peni Volavola

Captain Ratu Peni Volavola is a former Lord Mayor of the Fijian capital of Suva.Volavola, a Councillor representing the Tamavua ward, was elected Lord Mayor in 2003, under a memorandum of understanding between of his Soqosoqo Duavata ni Lewenivanua (SDL) and the National Federation Party (NFP) of his predecessor, Chandu Umaria, according to which the two parties agreed to hold the Mayoralty for one year each, with the parties choosing the Lord Mayor jointly in the third year (2004). The coalition collapsed in 2004, however, forcing Volavola to forge a new coalition. In a rare display of cooperation between the SDL and the Fiji Labour Party (FLP), its main rivals at the national level, five FLP councillors voted for Volavola to remain in office. Vinod Lal of the FLP was elected as his deputy.

Volavola's reelection came in the face of criticism from Umaria that he had not built a single bus shelter during his first term as Mayor, a criticism that Volavola acknowledged, but defended citing the absence of funding. Umaria reiterated the charge during the municipal election campaign of November 2005. Volavola counter-attacked by accusing Umaria of mismanagement and abuse of public funds amounting to almost F$8 million while he was Lord Mayor, and on 11 November it was reported that Umaria was suing him for defamation.In August 2005, Volavola ordered an inquiry into rumors of corruption involving Deputy Lord Mayor Vinod Lal. The inquiry was still current as the city went to the polls on 12 November to elect a new city council. The result was a landslide win for the SDL, which took 12 of the 20 seats, a gain of 5. The NFP retained only 5 of the 8 seats it had held, while the FLP was reduced from 5 seats to 3. The new council reelected Volavola unopposed on 17 November, with Josefa Gavidi, also of the SDL, as his deputy.

He was re-elected in November 2008 for a record-setting sixth term. He was subsequently dismissed from office, however, by the Military-backed regime that had taken power in a military coup on 5 December 2006.

Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Station

Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Plant is located at Birsinghpur railway station on Bilaspur-Katni section of SE Central Railway. It is situated at Umaria district of Madhya Pradesh, India. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of MPPGCL

Shahdol (Lok Sabha constituency)

Shahdol Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency is reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled tribes. It covers the entire Anuppur and Umaria districts and parts of Shahdol and Katni districts.

Shahdol district

Shahdol District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in east central India. With a total area of 6,205 square kilometer and a population of 10,66,063. Shahdol is an important district of Madhya Pradesh. The town of Shahdol is the district headquarters. The district is also a Division. Some of the districts in this division are Annupur and Umaria.

The Virateshwara Temple in Sohagpur Vangana is the most important tourist destination of Shahdol and a structural masterpiece. The district extends 110 km from east to west and 170 km from north to south.

The total population of the district is 908,100, out of which 391,027 are Scheduled Tribes and 67,528 are Scheduled Castes.

Shahdol division

Shahdol Division is an administrative division of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

The division was inaugurated on 14 June 2008. It comprises Shahdol, Umaria, Anuppur Initially Dindori was also the part of this division ,But now it is in Jabalpur Division .

At present, there are only three districts in Shahdol division viz. Shahdol, Umaria and Anuppur. While Anuppur, Shahdol and Umaria districts used to be part of Rewa Division, Dindori district was part of Jabalpur Division.

Sheopur district

Sheopur District is a district of Madhya Pradesh state in central India. The district is located in the north of the state and forms part of Chambal Division.

The town of Sheopur is the district headquarters. Other towns include Bijeypur, Karahal and Badoda. The district has a population of 687,952 (2011 census) and covers an area of 6,606 km². It is the third least populous district of Madhya Pradesh (out of 50), after Harda and Umaria. It is one out of 21 tribal districts of Madhya Pradesh.

Sohagpur Coalfield

Sohagpur Coalfield is located in Shahdol district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in the basin of the Son River. It is the biggest coalfield in the state of Madhya Pradesh.

Umaria Coalfield

Umaria Coalfield is located in Umaria district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in the valley of the Umrer River, a tributary of the Son River.

Umaria district

Umaria is an important north eastern district in shahdol division of Madhya Pradesh state, having a global location between north latitude 23º38' to 24º20' and east longitude 80º28' to 82º12'. The town of Umaria is the district headquarters. The district is part of Shahdol Division.

The total geographical area of the district sums up to 4548 square kilometers and has a population of 515,963. Umaria is enriched with its vast resources of forests and minerals. The coal mines are a steady source of revenue for the district.

The most important mineral found in the district is coal and as a result 8 mines are being operated by South Eastern Coalfields Limited (Nowrozabad )in the district. The Bandhavgarh National Park (Tala) and Sanjay Gandhi Thermal Power Station at Mangthar (Pali) are located in the district. Umaria was formerly the headquarters of the South Rewa District and thereafter the headquarters town of the Bandhavgarh tehsil. It is situated at a distance of about 69 km. from Shahdol, the parent district. Metalled roads connect the town with Katni, Rewa, Shahdol, etc., on which regular buses ply. Umaria is also a railway station on the Katni-Bilaspur section of the South East Central Railway zone.

As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Madhya Pradesh (out of 50), after Harda.

Cities and towns in Shahdol division
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