Jabalpur ( Hindi जबलपुर , also known as Shanscardhani ) is a city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh , the administrative center of Jabalpur County . Located in the Mahakosh region in the geographical center of India. The largest city in the state, the 27th largest in India with a population of 1,117,200 people. Jabalpur is a city in central India, on the r. Narbad, pieces Madhya Pradesh. 740 thousand inhabitants (1991). Textile, ceramics, sawmill, metalworking industry.