Harda is a city and a municipality in Harda district in the state of 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 district of Madhya Pradesh. The town of Harda is the district headquarters. The district is part of Narmadapuram Division. The district of Harda has a total area of 998.41 sq. km. The district has a population of 5,70,465 (Cencus 2011)
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’ Latitude.
Harda 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 population.
Tropical 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) category
In Harda district, there are Three main rivers namely the Narmada, Ganjaal & the Maachak.
Harda District is bounded by the districts of Sehore to the north, Hoshangabad to the northeast, Betul to the southeast, Khandwa to the south & west, and Dewas 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 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 480C and minimum up to 060C. The district has an average rainfall of 916 mm.
APPROACH ROAD/ RAIL
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.