Information about Madhya Pradesh

State Information
ISO Code MP
Vehicle Code MP
Capital Bhopal
Largest City Indore
Formation Date Nov 1, 1956 (60 years ago)
Population 72,626,809
Area 308,252 km2
Official Languages Hindi
Other Official Languages
Information about the name Madhya Pradesh
Name in State Language मध्य प्रदेश (Hindi)
Meaning of the name Central Province
Additional Information Prior to independence, the majority of this area was administered by the British as the Central Provinces and the Central Indian States. At independence, several of these districts were joined together as the Central Provinces and Berar. In 1950, these two regions were merged with Makrai and Chhattisgarh and the term "Central Provinces" was translated to Hindi as Madhya Pradesh.
Information about Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh
Name of the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Chief Minister since Nov 29, 2005 (11 years ago)
Party Name Bharatiya Janata Party
Information about Governor of Madhya Pradesh
Name of the Governor Om Prakash Kohli
Governor since Sep 8, 2016 (1 year ago)