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Aurangabad

Aurangabad District is one of Maharashtra's 36 districts in western India. It is bordered on the west by Nashik, on the north by Jalgaon, on the east by Jalna, and on the south by Ahmednagar. The district has a total size of 10,100 km2, with an urban area of 141.1 km2 and a rural area of 9,958.9 km2.

About Aurangabad

FORESTS:
In Aurangbad district total Forest Area is 135.75 Sq.Km. As compare to Maharashtra the forest area of Aurangabad is 9.03%.

MOUNTAINS:
There are three mountains namely 1) Antur – its height is 826 Mtr. 2) Satonda – 552 Mtr. 3) Abbasgad – 671 Mtr. and Ajintha 578 Mtrs. Average Height of Southern portion is 600 to 670 mtrs.

RIVER:
The main rivers in Aurangabad district are Godavari and Tapi and also Purna, Shivna, Kham . Dudhna, Galhati and Girja rivers are the sub rivers of Godavari.

LANGUAGES:
In Aurangabad district as per the Census 2011 total population is 3,701,282 and peoples mainly speaks Marathi, Hindi, English and Urdu language.


Places of Interest
Ajanta Caves ,Bibi Ka Maqbara,Daulatabad,Ellora Caves,Panchakki, Baba Shah Mosafar Dargah,Big Gates,Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Museum,History Museum, AurangabadSoneri Mahal,Salim Ali Lake & Bird Sanctuary.


How to Reach

By Road:
Aurangabad is well connected by national highways and state highways to all parts of the country. National Highway 211 from Dhule to Solapur passes through the city. Aurangabad has road connectivity to Jalna, Pune, Ahmednagar, Nagpur, Nashik, Beed, Mumbai,etc. The highway connections make the journey to the world famous destinations of Ajanta and Ellora very comfortable.

By Train:
Aurangabad station(station code:AWB) is located on the Secunderabad-Manmad section of the Nanded Division of South Central Railway zone of the Indian Railways. Aurangabad has rail connectivity with Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad. It is also connected to Nanded, Parli, Nagpur, Nizamabad, Nasik, Pune, Kurnool, Renigunta, Erode, Madurai, Bhopal, Gwalior, Vadodra, Narsapur.


By Air:
Aurangabad airport at Chikalthana, located at a distance of around 10 Km east of the town is an airport serving the city and has flights from Hyderabad, Delhi, Udaipur, Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Nagpur, Indore. Recently international flights are also being made available to the people traveling to the Hajj pilgrimage.

Geological formations
The Deccan Traps lava flows, which date from the Upper Cretaceous to the Lower Eocene, encompass the whole area. Along the Kham and Sukhana rivers, thin alluvial layers cover the lava flows. Aurangabad is home to only one major geological formation: basaltic lava flows from the Deccan Trap.


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