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About Guna

Guna though a laid-back city in the state of Madhya Pradesh is progressing in recent times in terms of industrial development, tourism, agriculture etc. The city boasts of some religious places, historical monuments, restaurants etc. Let us explore the city and find out what is in store for us. Let us get started for a city tour!!

Brief History of Guna

The city of Guna lies in the north-eastern banks of River Parbati on the Malwa Plateau in Madhya Pradesh. Guna is known to be the gateway to Chambal and Malwa. History buffs longing for some exploration might consider Guna as the right tourist destination. Guna is a municipality in Guna district in the state of Madhya Pradesh. The administrative headquarters of Guna district is the city of Guna.

About Guna

Guna once was part of Avanti kingdom founded by Chand Prayota Mahesena. When Avanti came under Magadhan rume Guna too became a part of the Magadha empire. At that time Shishusangh writ was followed in Guna as at the time he was the emperor of mighty Magadhan empire. In the early 18th century, the Maratha leader Ranoji Rao Scindia conquered Guna which remained part of the Kingdom of Gwalior until shortly after Indian independence. Guna became one of the districts in Madhya Bharat which in turn was merged into Madhya Pradesh state. Read More......

Geography and Climate of Guna

Geographical features of Guna

Guna the gateway to to Malwa and Chambal is located at 24.65°N 77.32°E. The average elevation of Guna is 474 metres (1555 ft). The district of Guna is situated on the banks of Parbati river . Guna is situated on the north-eastern part of Malwa Plateau and is bounded on the east by Ashoknagar district, on the southwest by Rajgarh district, on the northeast by Shivpuri district, on the west and northwest by Baran and Jhalawar districts of Rajasthan and on the southeast by Vidisha district. The two main rivers flowing through Guna district are Parbati and Sindh. Read More......

Demography of Guna

The total area of Guna district is 6485 km². The latest census was conducted in the year 2011 according to which while Guna city has a population of 180,978, the district had a population of 12, 40,938. The population density of the district is 194 inhabitants per square kilometer. The sex ratio is 910 females for every 1000 males. The literacy rate is 65.1%

Administration in Guna

The City of Guna is also district head quarters of Guna district which is headed by a Collector and District Magistrate. The district of Guna is divided into four sub-divisions. They are Guna city, Aron, Raghogarh and Chanchoda. These are further divided into 5 tehsils. They are Guna, Aron, Raghogarh, Kumbhraj and Chanchoda. The district has four Madhya Pradesh Vidhan Sabha constituencies. The Guna Lok sabha constituency has Bamori and Guna and the Rajgarh Lok sabha constituency has Chachora and Raghogarh. Read More......

Economy of Guna

Economy of Guna is mainly based on agriculture and industries. Though Guna is very small town, it is still an important industrial centre. It has a perfect balance between industrial developments and agriculture. Guna is agriculturally dominant region and produces maize, sugarcane, rice, wheat, oilseeds and sunflower. The main occupation of the people is agriculture. Grain merchandise is the main business in the district. Other commodities like textiles, cement works, utensils, automobiles and groceries are available in the market places. There is marked development in industrialization with industries like National Fertilizers Limited, Gas Authority of India and Deepak Spinners setting up their units in Guna. Read More.......

Transportation in Guna

Guna is well connected with all the cities in the state and most of the major cities of India by train and by road. Guna is a well connected city in the state of Madhya pradesh in terms of transportation network. Guna Junction is a main station with number of trains connecting to Mumbai, Indore, Gwalior, Delhi, Bhopal, Kolkata, Amristar, Jaipur and Ahemadabad . Guna is well connected with its surrounding districts Ashoknagar, Vidisha and Shivpuri. Read More.......

Famous tourist destinations in Guna

Tourism in Guna

Guna is dotted with many famous tourist destinations. Some of the tourist destinations to visit in Guna are mentioned below:
  • Bisbhuji Temple
  • Bajrangarh
  • The Fort of Bhadora
  • Panchmukhi Hanuman Ashram
  • Gopi Krishna Sagar Dam
  • Hanuman Tekri
  • Jainagarh

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Religion in Guna

Though majority of population in Guna follow Hinduism still there is presence of other religion in the region. Officially 83% of the population in Guna follow Hinduism, 13% follow Islam, 2% are Jains, Christians constitute 0.50% and others are around 1.50%. There are a lot of temples in and around Guna while the number of mosques and churches are quite low.

Guna at a glance

Country : India
State : Madhya Pradesh, India
District: Guna, India
Location: 24.65°N 77.32°E
Area : 6485 km2
Language : Hindi
PIN: 473001
Telephone code: 91 7542
Vehicle registration: MP - 08

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