Khargone is a district headquarter of the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The Khargone district region was formerly known as West Nimar. It is the administrative headquarter of Khargone District constituting several major administrative offices and Headquarters of Khargone district including the collectorate, police, telecom and various other government organizations.
The city is situated at the bank of Kunda river and is famous for its cotton and chilly production. It is also known for Navgraha Mandir, a temple devoted to the nav grahas (Nine Planets). According to mythology the name Nimar was derived from the word Nimarya , which signifies that the land had belonged to both the Aryas and the non-Aryas. However, according to another myth, the word Nimar has been associated with the place due to the presence of a large number of Neem trees. At different times in history, the area was ruled by the Kingdoms of Haihayas of Maheshwar, Parmar of Malwa, Aheer of Asirgarh, Muslims of Mandav, Peshwa, Mughals and Marathas. After the formation of the state of Madhya Pradesh on 1 November 1956, the district came into existence as West Nimar. Later (on 25 May 1998) due to certain administrative needs, the district was divided between Khargone and Barwani.