|Shajapur District is a part of the Central Madhya Pradesh Plateau- Ratlam plateau Micro region according to the present scheme of regional delineation. The district is situated in the northwestern part of the state and lies between latitudes 23″06′ and 24″ 19′ North and longitude 75″ 41′ and 77″ 02′ East. The district is bounded by Ujjain and Agar-Malwa in the west, Dewas and Sehore in the South, Rajgarh in the North and Sehore district in the east. Shajapur district in Ujjain division was brought during 1981 census. The district is identified from the Headquarter town Shajapur named after honor of Shahjahan the Moughal Emperor who halted here in 1640. It is said that the original name was Shahjahanpur, which subsequently reduces to Shajapur. Since the formati on of the Gwalior State, it has remained a district.