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India officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by geographical area, the second most populous country, and the most populous liberal democracy in the world. India is a union of twenty-eight states and seven federally-governed union territories. New Delhi is the capital of India.
 
Charkhari, currently a part of Uttar Pradesh state, was one of the Princely states of India during the period of the British Raj. The state was founded by Bijai Bahadur, a Rajput of Bundela clan. On India’s independence, this Princely state was acceded to India. It has an average elevation of 184 meters. As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Charkhari had a population of 23,823. Males constitute 53 percent of the population and females 47 percent. Charkhari has an average literacy rate of 58 percent, lower than the national average of 59.5 percent; with male literacy of 68 percent and female literacy of 47 percent. 16 percent of the population is under 6 years of age.
 
It is a native state in the Bundelkhand agency of Central India. Area, 745 square kilometers pop. Igor 123,594; estimated revenue 33,000. It is surrounded on all sides by other states of Central India, except near Charkhari town, where it meets the United Provinces. It was founded by Bijai Bahadur, a sanad being granted him in 1804 and another in 1811. The chief, whose title is maharaja, is a Rajput of the Bundela clan, descended from Chhatar Sal, the champion of the independence of Bundelkhand in the 18th century. In 1857 Raja Ratan Singh received a hereditary salute of 11 guns, a khilat and a perpetual jagir of 1300 a year in recognition of his services during the Mutiny.

It is also known as the city of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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