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Indore
Metropolis
Clockwise from top: Skyline of Mangal City Area (Vijay Nagar), Rajwada Palace, Daly College, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park aerial view, Patalpani Waterfalls
Clockwise from top: Skyline of Mangal City Area (Vijay Nagar), Rajwada Palace, Daly College, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Regional Park aerial view, Patalpani Waterfalls
Country  India
State Madhya Pradesh
Region Malwa
District Indore District
Ward 85 Wards
Area
 • Metropolis 389.8 km2 (150.5 sq mi)
Area rank 11
Elevation 550 m (1,800 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Metropolis 1,994,397
 • Rank 14th
 • Density 5,116.5/km2 (13,251.6/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,170,295
 • Metro rank 15th
Demonym(s) Indori, Indorian
Languages
 • Official Hindi and English
 • Regional Hindi and Malvi
Time zone IST
PIN 4520XX
Telephone code 0731
Vehicle registration MP-09
Sex ratio Female 927
Male 1000
Literacy Rate 80.63%
HDI High
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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