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
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