Gondia district is an administrative district in Maharashtra, India. It is also known as Gondiya district. Gondia is home to the district headquarters (Gondiya). The district covers 5,431 km2 and has a population of 1,200,707 people, 11.95 percent of whom live in cities (as of 2001). Nagpur Division includes the district. About Gondia The division of Bhandara district resulted in the formation of Gondia district. Gondia district is located in Maharashtra's north-eastern corner, sharing state boundaries with Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh.The District has a total population of 1322635 people. There are 662656 males and 659964 females in the population. The district's SC and ST populations are 355484 and 309822,respectively.The district's literacy rate is 84.95 percent. The district is underdeveloped, and the majority of the land is covered in forest. The main agricultural product is paddy. Jawar, linseed, wheat, and tur are among the district's other agricultural products. People's primary occupation is farming. Because the district is economically underdeveloped, there is no large-scale industry in the entire area. Paddy is the main agricultural product in the district, hence there are a lot of rice mills. Because of the vast number of rice mills, Gondia is known as RICE CITY. Gondia, Deori, Tiroda, and Morgaon Arjuni are the four subdivisions of the district. There is only one taluka in the Gondia Subdivision. Deori Subdivision is divided into three talukas. The district is divided into two talukas, Tiroda and Morgaon Arjuni, each of which includes 556 Grampanchayats and 954 revenue villages. Gondia, Tiroda, Goregaon, Amgaon, Lakhandur, and Sakoli are the six legislative assembly constituencies in the district. The Gondia and Bhandara districts are covered by the Lakhandur and Sakoli constituencies. The district is split into eight talukas and eight Panchayat Samiti. At Gondia and Tiroda, there are just two mucipalities. The Wainganga River is the largest and most significant river in the region. Bagh, Chulbandh, Gadhavi, and Bavanthadi are some of the river Vainganga's tributaries. Tourist places Kachargad, Pratapgad, Ramidoh Waterfall,Hazara Falls Bodhalkasa Dam, Chorkhamara Dam, Chulbandh Dam, Khairbanda, Katangi, Rengepar, Umarzari, Khulushangtola, Sirpur, Pujaritola, Sangrampur, Mangad, Pangdi Dam, Itiadoh Dam. How to reach By road, Gondia is around 170 kilometres from Nagpur in the Vidarbha area. The district is connected by road to the neighbouring districts of Chandrapur, Bhandara, and Nagpur. Roads are well connected across the city. The journey from Nagpur to Gondia by State Transport Bus takes about 4 hours. The railway trip, on the other hand, is pleasant and takes two hours. Nagpur is 130 kilometres away by rail. The major highlights about the transportation in Gondia District is as follows: No. of National Highway — 1 (NH-6) National Highway in Km — 34 km State Highway in Km — 401 K.M. Other District Roads in K.M. — 678.86 K.M. No. of ST Depots — 2 (Gondia, Tirora) No. of Villages not accessed by ST — 271 Railway Route in Km — 181.8 KM No. of Railway bridges — 1 Chulbandh No. of Important Railway Stations — 3 (Gondia, Tirora, Amgaon) No. of Airports — 1 Birsi No. of Sub-Post Offices — 161
Gondia is very close to the state of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and is considered the gateway to Maharashtra from central and eastern India. Gondia municipal council was established in 1920. At that time Gondia had only 10 wards population up to 20,000 and an area of 7.5 km2. Gondia has 42 wards, as well as population nearing up to 2 lakhs. The urbanization has crossed municipal limits merging into nearby villages like Kudwa, Katangi, Fulchur, Nagra, Karanja, Murri, Pindkepar, and Khamari. The Ministry of Urban Development has recently[when?] announced to merge 20 nearby villages into Gondia to give the city status of Municipal Council. It is connected with National Highway 543 and 753.