Nerbudda Division

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Nerbudda Division
Division of British India


Flag of Nerbudda Division

Location of Nerbudda Division
1909 map of the Central Provinces.
Capital Hoshangabad
 •  Creation of the division 1853
 •  Independence of India 1947
 •  1901 47,609.2 km2 (18,382 sq mi)
 •  1901 1,785,008 
Density 37.5 /km2  (97.1 /sq mi)

The Nerbudda Division, named after the Narmada River (Nerbudda), was a former administrative division of the Central Provinces of British India.[1] It encompassed a good part of the Narmada River basin in the eastern part of present-day Madhya Pradesh state of India. The Nerbudda Division had an area of 47,609.2 km² with a population of 1,785,008 in 1901.[2]

The Central Provinces became the Central Provinces and Berar in 1936 until the Independence of India.


The main mountains in the division were the Mahadeo Hills, the central part of the Satpura Range, where Pachmarhi, the summer hill station for British officials, and the Pachmarhi Cantonment were located.[3]

The main towns in the division were Hoshangabad (15,863 inhabitants in 1881), Burhanpur (33,341 inhabitants in 1901) and Gadarwara (6,978 in 1901); other important towns were Khandwa, Harda, Narsinghpur, Chhindwara, Pandhurna, Sohagpur, Seoni and Mohgaon.

Administrative divisions


The Nerbudda Division included the following districts:[1]

Princely states

Makrai State was the only princely state within the division and was under the supervision of the Nerbudda commissioner.

See also


  1. ^ a b Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Nerbudda". Encyclopædia Britannica. 19 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 388.
  2. ^ Hunter, William Wilson, Sir, et al. (1908). Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 6. 1908–1931; Clarendon Press, Oxford.
  3. ^ Pachmarhi, Jewel in the crown of Central India
  • McEldowney, Philip F. (1980). Colonial Administration and Social Developments in middle India: The Central Provinces, 1861–1921. Ph. D. Dissertation.

Coordinates: 22°45′N 77°43′E / 22.750°N 77.717°E / 22.750; 77.717

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