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Khargone is a town in Madhya Pradesh state of in India. It is the administrative headquarters of the Khargone district (formerly known as West Nimar). Several major administrative offices of the Khargone District, including the collectorate, police, telecom and various other government organizations are located in the town. The city is situated at the bank of Kunda river and is famous for its cotton and chilly (chili pepper) production. It is also known for Navgraha Mandir, a temple devoted to the nav grahas (nine planets). Khargone topped the nation in municipality and received a national award for 'India's Fastest Moving City' under a population of two lakh. It was ranked the 17th cleanest city in India in Swachh Survekshan 2017.HistoryAccording to mythology, the name "Nimar" was derived from the word "Nimarya", which signifies that the land had belonged to both the Aryas and the non-Arya. However, according to another myth, the word "Nimar" has been associated with the place due to the presence of a large number of Neem trees..At different times in history, the area was ruled by the Kingdoms of Haihayas of Maheshwar, Parmar of Malwa, Ahirs of Asirgarh, Muslims of Mandav, Peshwa, Mughals and Marathas. After the formation of the state of Madhya Pradesh on 1 November 1956, the district came into existence as West Nimar . Later due to certain administrative needs, the district was divided between Khargone and Barwani.


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