Vindhya Pradesh was a state in central India
which existed from 1948 to 1956. It was created by merging a number of princely states, which were located in the Vindhya and Satpura mountain ranges
. The state was named after the Vindhya range, which is a prominent mountain range in central India. Vindhya Pradesh was one of the states that were formed in India after independence, when the princely states were integrated into the Indian Union. The state was created in 1948 by merging the princely states of Rewa, Satna, and parts of the states of Gwalior, Indore, and Bhopal
. The capital of Vindhya Pradesh was Rewa, which was a historic city and the seat of the Rewa princely state. The state had a total area of 23,603 square miles (61,096 square kilometers) and a population of around 5 million people. In 1956, Vindhya Pradesh was merged with the neighboring state of Madhya Pradesh,
which was created by the reorganization of states on linguistic lines. The state of Madhya Pradesh was formed by merging the Hindi-speaking regions of the former states of Madhya Bharat, Vindhya Pradesh, and Bhopal.