(Info) Towns of Bundelkhand



Towns of Bundelkhand Region

Towns of Bundelkhand

Jhansi is the largest town in Bundelkhand with a Census 2001 population of around 420,000 (including the cantonment and railway colony areas).

With a population of over 250,000 (including a cantonment area), Sagar is Bundelkhand's second largest town.

All other 'urban' areas of the region are small towns that have grown as administrative centres, fort towns of erstwhile feudal chiefs, or service centres catering to the rural population living around (See ' Major Towns and Roads of Bundelkhand’ in Bundelkhand in Maps).

Many small towns are overgrown or extended villages.

The one urban feature they all do share is high population density, much higher than the region's average.

According to Census 2001 data, there were in Bundelkhand 90 such towns with a population of over 10,000 persons.

A third of these towns were in two districts - Jhansi and Sagar - and only seven of the 90 towns had a population of over 100,000 persons.

The aggregate population of these seven towns was around one million, less than half the population of Lucknow.

The majority of Bundelkhand's population continues to live in rural areas, in around 11,000 villages and their hamlets.

Courtesy : bundelkhandinfo.org