Indore facts for kids
Clockwise from top: Skyline of Mangal City Area (Vijay Nagar), Rajwada Palace, Daly College, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park aerial view, Patalpani Waterfalls
|• Metropolis||389.8 km2 (150.5 sq mi)|
|Elevation||550 m (1,800 ft)|
|• Density||5,116.5/km2 (13,251.6/sq mi)|
|• Metro rank||15th|
|• Official||Hindi and English|
|• Regional||Hindi and Malvi|
|Sex ratio||Female 927
|Climate||Cwa / Aw (Köppen)|
|Precipitation||945 millimetres (37.2 in)|
|Avg. annual temperature||24.0 °C (75.2 °F)|
|Avg. summer temperature||31 °C (88 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||17 °C (63 °F)|
Indore is the most populous and the largest city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Indore was described by the Economic Times as the commercial capital of the state. It is also considered as an education hub of the state and first city to have campuses of both the Indian Institute of Technology and the Indian Institute of Management.
Located on the southern edge of Malwa Plateau, at an average altitude of 550 meters above sea level it has the highest elevation among major cities of Central India. The city is distributed over a land area of just 530 square kilometers making Indore the most densely populated major city in the central province. It comes under Tier 2 cities in India. Indore traces its roots to its 16th century founding as a trading hub.
Indore has been selected as one of the 100 Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under Smart Cities Mission, it is an urban development vision to integrate multiple information and communication technology. It has also qualified the first round of Smart Cities Mission and has been selected as one of the first twenty cities to be developed as Smart Cities. Indore has been elected as the cleanest city of India as per the Swachh Survekshan 2017.
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HH Tukoji Rao Holkar III, The Maharaja of Indore (1890-1978) by James Lauder, London
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