Morena

Morena is one of the 50 districts of the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The name, Morena is derived from the mor + raina means the place where peacock is enormously found. Morena, which has an identity of being home to perhaps the largest number of peacocks in the India. The district is part of Chambal Division. The town of Morena is the district and divisional headquarters. The district has a widely dispersed population of 1,965,137 as of 2011. Morena is fifth district in state in density of population after Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur, Gwalior. The district is mostly farmland, and trains are a popular form of transportation, although they connect only about 15% of the villages within Morena. Morena is famous for its mustard production and one of the most famous KS oils HQ is situated here. This region is dominated by Sikarwar and Tomar Rajputs Clans Paan Singh Tomar and other famous dacoits who operated in and around Morena have etched a Robin Hood-esque romanticism on Indian psyche about this remote region.

Most of the territory of the present-day Morena district formed Tonwarghar District of the erstwhile princely state of Gwalior. After India’s independence in 1947, the princely states acceded to the Government of India, and Morena District acquired its present boundaries with the addition of the princely state of Pahargarh in the south of the district. Morena District became part of the newly formed state of Madhya Bharat, which was merged into Madhya Pradesh on 1 November 1956.

Morena is located at 26.30°N 78.00°E. Geographically Morena is an interesting place as Madhya Pradesh touches two neighbouring states i.e. Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh here. Morena touches Dholpur (Rajasthan) in North-West and Pinahat (Agra, Uttar Pradesh) in North-East. The neighbouring districts are Bhind, Gwalior, Shivpuri and Sheopur.

According to the 2011 census Morena District has a population of 1,965,137, roughly equal to the nation of Lesotho or the US state of New Mexico. This gives it a ranking of 236th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 394 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,020/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 23.38%. Morena has a sex ratio of 839 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 72.07%.

A Famous sweet originated here at morena named as GAJAK which is made up of Seasame and Jaggery specially manufactured in winter season and ‘Bedaai’ of Morena is also famous as well as the sweets of Morena like ‘GUJIA’ and ‘PEDE’