Harda is a city
district in the
Madhya Pradesh. On 18 May 1867 British
established the 'Nagar Palika' in Harda.
Harda District was created in 6th July 1998, when
it was divided from Hoshangabad District
Harda District is a
Madhya Pradesh. The town of
is the district headquarters. The district is part of
Madhya Pradesh state is made up of 46 districts, which are
grouped into seven divisions. The district
of Harda has a total area of 998.41 sq. km. The district has
a population of 4,74,416 (Cencus 2001)
The district is
situated 302m higher from the sea level. Its Geographic
Position is between 210 53’ & 220 36’
Longitude and between 760 47’& 770 20’
district is located in the southwestern part of Madhya
Pradesh. It is predominantly a tribal area where the Korku
and the Gond tribal groups form two-thirds of the total
dry deciduous forest with teak (Tectona grandis) as a
dominant tree species occupies 50 per cent of the area of
the Harda Forest Division (HFD). The total managed forest
area of the division is 142,536 hectares of which 67 per
cent (98318 hectares) is managed as Reserved Forest (RF) and
the remaining 44,218 hectares, as Protected Forest (PF)
In Harda district, there are Three main
rivers namely the Narmada, Ganjaal & the Maachak.
Harda District is bounded by the
Sehore to the north,
Hoshangabad to the northeast,
to the southeast,
Khandwa to the south & west, and
to the northwest. Harda lies in the
Narmada River valley, and the Narmada forms the
district's northern boundary. The land rises towards the
Satpura Range to the south.
The Narmada or Nerbudda is a river in central India.
The climate of Harda district is
normal. All the seasons come in the district. An average
height from the sea level is 302 mts. The district feels
maximum temperature up to 470C and minimum up to
120C. The district has an average rain fallof
Harda is freely connected by road and
rail from the state capital, Bhopal and it is about 168 kms.
away from it. It is connected by rail with all major cities
of the state. All Three Blocks Headquarters namely Harda,
Khirkiya and Timarni are well connected by road and rail.