This article is about the municipality in Madhya Pradesh, India. For its namesake district, see Raisen District. For the dried fruit, see Raisin.

Raisen fort
Coordinates: 23°20′N 77°48′E / 23.33°N 77.8°E / 23.33; 77.8Coordinates: 23°20′N 77°48′E / 23.33°N 77.8°E / 23.33; 77.8
Country India
State Madhya Pradesh
District Raisen
Named for Its historic places.
  MLA Dr gauri shankar shejwarBJP
  Mayor Jamna sen bjp
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
ISO 3166 code IN-MP
Vehicle registration MP
Website www.raisen.nic.in

Raisen is a town and a municipality in Raisen district in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Raisen District. Raisen takes its name from the massive fort at the top of a hill. The town is located at the foot. The name is probably a corruption of Rajavasini or Rajasayan—the royal residence.


The region is predominantly agrarian.


As of 2001 India census,[1] Raisen had a population of 35,553. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Raisen has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 59%. In Raisen, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.


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  1. "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.
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