Katni is located in the central part of Madhya Pradesh with the headquarters at Katni town. It is one of the district of Jabalpur division.
Katni is conglomeration of culture from three different cultural states viz. Mahakausal, Bundelkhand, and Baghelkhand. There are three different stories which reveals why Katni is called Mudwara.
Katni junction is having half circular Mode (turn) from wagon yard. So people call it “Mudwara”.
Another story is that there was a village call Modwar that has been given as a reward of bravery for cutting Mud (heads). A similar story is about the British government used to cut heads of Baggies and Plunderers, and hang them in squares to afraid people of doing crimes.
An official Census 2011 detail of Katni, a district of Madhya Pradesh has been released by Directorate of Census Operations in Madhya Pradesh. Enumeration of key persons was also done by census officials in Katni District of Madhya Pradesh.
In 2011, Katni had population of 1,292,042 of which male and female were 662,013 and 630,029 respectively. In 2001 census, Katni had a population of 1,064,167 of which males were 548,368 and remaining 515,799 were females.
There was change of 21.41 percent in the population compared to population as per 2001. In the previous census of India 2001, Katni District recorded increase of 20.70 percent to its population compared to 1991.
- Area: 4,950 Sq Km
- Population: 1,292,042
- Male: 662,013
- Female: 630,029
- Population Growth: 21.41%
- Sex Ratio (Per 1000): 952
- Child Sex Ratio (0-6 Age): 939
- Average Literacy: 71.98
- Male Literacy: 81.92
- Female Literacy: 61.56