Satna is the 57th largest Hindi speaking city of India with a total population of 0.28 million. Major employment in Satna district is in Agriculture, Electronic and Cement industry. Satna has 66% Agriculture workers, 29% Industry and other workers and 5% Household workers. Satna is also one of the most important limestone belts of India. As a result, it contributes around 8-9% of Indias total cement production. It is located 415 meters above the main sea level. Major rivers of Satna district are Tons river and Satna River. Satna district is situated in the Vindhyachal Plateau of Madhya Pradesh State. The district is located in between the Vindhyachal and Satpura range of hills. The history of Satna district can be traced to the Paleolithic age as many prehistoric stones have been discovered from Maihar. During the time of second century BCE, Satna became an important center of Buddhism. From Bharahut stupa remains were unearthed by Alexander Cunningham. Early Buddhist texts, as well as Mahabharata, link the Baghelkhand tract with rulers of Haihaya, Kalchuri, or Chedi clans, who gained sufficient importance in the 3rd century CE. During 4th and 5th century this region came under Gupta Empire. Satna comes under Baghelkhand region. The name Baghel came from the Baghel Rajputs. Baghelkhand was ruled by various dynasties and it also faced many attacks. Later it came under Mughal Empire and British Empire.