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Jhabua District




Jhabua District is located in the western part of Madhya Pradesh. It is bordered by Panchmahals and Vadodara districts of Gujarat, Banswara District of Rajasthan and Dhar and Ratlam districts of Madhya Pradesh. The total area is 6,782 sq km. The tribes are the Bhils and Bhilalas.

Jhabua is famous for its tribal handicrafts such as bamboo products, dolls, bead-jewellery and other items made by women. The bow and arrow carried by the men known as 'Teer-Kamthi', is their symbol of chivalry and self defence.

Jhabua has a moderate climate. The average rainfall is about 800 mm. The Narmada is the largest river. The main tourist villages are Bhabhara, Deojhiri, Kathiwara, Lakhmani Gram, Malwai, and Amkhut.



Updated on 7th June, 2005

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