It is one of the major cities of Madhya Pradesh. According to the census, it is the third-largest urban agglomeration in Madhya Pradesh, and the country’s 38th-largest urban agglomeration. It is generally accepted that the game of Snooker originated here. Jabalpur is an important administrative, industrial, and business center of Madhya Pradesh. It is a major education hub in India. The city has a major military base and has four major Indian Ordnance Factories for the production of arms and ammunition in India, which are the city’s primary source of employment. It also has several other smaller industries. The city is a major trading center and producer of forest products, experiencing fast growth in all sectors. Jabalpur is the administrative headquarters of Jabalpur district the second-most-populous district in Madhya Pradesh and the Jabalpur division. Historically, a center of the Kalachuri and Rajgond dynasties , the city developed a syncretic culture influenced by intermittent Mughal and Maratha reigns.
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