Districts in Maharashtra

Districts of Maharashtra
  • Akola
  • Akola is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city of Akola is the district headquarters. Akola district forms the central part of Amravati Division, and was a former British Raj Berar Province. Area of the district is 5,431 km². It is bounded on the north by Amravati District, to the east by Amravati District and by Washim District, to the south by Washim District, and to the west by Buldhana District.

    Washim was earlier a part of Akola. The Battle of Argaon, (Adgaon near Akot), took place on November 28, 1803, between the British under the command of Governor Arthur Wellesley and the forces of Maratha under Bhonsle of Nagpur during Second Anglo-Maratha War. Many old forts are located in Akola District viz.

  • Ahmednagar
  • Ahmednagar

    Ahmednagar district is part of Nashik Division.The neighbouring districts to Ahmednagar district are Solapur (South East- Osmanabad , Beed , Aurangabad ,Nashik Thane and Pune .

  • Amravati
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    Amravati district is in Maharashtra state in central India. Amravati is the administrative headquarters of the district.The district is situated between 20°32' and 21°46' north latitudes and 76°37' and 78°27' east longitudes. The district occupies an area of 12,235 km². The district is bounded by Betul District of Madhya Pradesh state to the north, and by the Maharashtra districts of Nagpur to the northeast, wardha to the east, Yavatmal to the south, Washim  to the southwest, and Akola and Buldhana districts to the west.

  • Aurangabad
  • Aurangabad

    Aurangabad District is one of the 36 districts of Maharashtra state in western India. It is bordered by the districts of Nashik to the west, Jalgaon to the north, Jalna to the east, and Ahmednagar to the south. Aurangabad is the headquarters and principal city. The district covers an area of 10,100 km², out of which 141.1 km² is urban area and 9,958.9 km² is rural.

  • Beed
  • Beed

    Beed district (or Bid or Bhir) is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Beed. The district occupies an area of 10,693 km² and has a population of 2,161,250 of which 17.91% were urban (as of 2001) Beed district has a long history of many rulers and kingdoms. In the ancient era, this city was called as Champavati nagari. The city still proudly shows some old monuments showing the signs of past glory in the form of many city entry doors (called Ves in local language) and city protection walls. 

  • Bhandara
  • Bhandara

    Bhandara District  is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Bhandara. The district occupies an area of 4087 km² and has a population of 1,200,334 (male 605,520 female 594,814) of which 19.48% are urban (as of 2011).It is fondly called as the 'District of Lakes'or 'Brass city'. Bhandara has a mixed economy with agriculture, industries and forest resources contributing to it. Bhandara is known for its large production of rice. Tumsar, a tahsil town, is a famous rice market. Bhandara town is also known as 'Brass City' owing to the presence of a large brass products industry. Bhandara has no shortage of tourism spots with several important destinations like Ambagad Fort, Brahmi, Chinchgad, Dighodi etc.

  • Buldhana
  • Akola is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city of Akola is the district headquarters. Akola district forms the central part of Amravati Division, and was a former British Raj Berar Province. Area of the district is 5,431 km². It is bounded on the north by Amravati District, to the east by Amravati District and by Washim District, to the south by Washim District, and to the west by Buldhana District. Washim was earlier a part of Akola. The Battle of Argaon, (Adgaon near Akot), took place on November 28, 1803, between the British under the command of Governor Arthur Wellesley and the forces of Maratha under Bhonsle of Nagpur during Second Anglo-Maratha War. Many old forts are located in Akola District viz.

  • Chandrapur
  • Chandrapur

    Tadoba National Park near Chandrapur is one of India's 28 Project tiger reserves.The city of Chandrapur, the administrative headquarters, has ancient temples of Anchaleshwar (Lord Shiva) and Mahakali (Goddess Mahakali).

  • Dhule
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    Dhule district is a district of Maharashtra state in central India. The city of Dhule is the administrative headquarters of the district.The Dhule district previously comprised tracts of land predominantly inhabited by tribal population.  The Dhule district was then bifurcated on 1 July 1998 into two separate districts now known as Dhule and Nandurbar, the latter comprising the tribal region. Agriculture remains the basic profession of the population in this district. Most parts of the district are not under irrigation and thus cultivation heavily depends on regular Monsoon or rain water. Apart from wheat, bajra, jowar or jwari, onion the most favored commercial crop is cotton. Majority of the population in the rural area speaks Ahirani (a dialect of Marathi) language, however Marathi is more widely spoken in the urban areas. Around 26.11% population of Dhule district resides in urban area.The Dhule District is a part of Maharashtra's historical region of Khandesh. Although for administrative purpose it is now clubbed to Nashik Division.

  • Gadchiroli
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    Gadchiroli district  is an administrative district in Maharashtra, India. The town of Gadchiroli is the administrative headquarters of the district.Gadchiroli District is situated in the southeastern corner of Maharashtra, and is bounded  by Chandrapur District to the west,Gondia District to the north, Chhatisgarh state to the east, and Telangana state to the south and southwest. Gadchiroli District was created on August 26, 1982 by the separation of Gadchiroli and Sironcha tehsils from Chandrapur District. As of 2011 it is the second least populous district of Maharashtra (out of 39), after Sindhudurg.The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor.

  • Gondia
  • Gondia district , also known as Gondiya district, is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Gondia (Gondiya). The district occupies an area of 5,431 km² and has apopulation of 1,200,707 of which 11.95% were urban (as of 2001).The district is part of Nagpur Division.

  • Hingoli
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    Hingoli district is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Hingoli. The district occupies an area of 4,526 km² and has a population of 987,160 of which 15.60% were urban (as of 2001). This district is part of Aurangabad division. One of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines, the Aundha Nagnath is located in Hingoli district.As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Maharashtra (out of 39), after Sindhudurg and Gadchiroli.

  • Jalgaon
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    Jalgaon district is a district of Maharashtra. It was formerly known as East Khandesh district. It has an area of 11,765 km², and a population of 3,682,690 (2001 census) of which 71.4% were rural.It is bounded by Madhya Pradesh state to the north, and by the districts of Buldhana to the east, Jalna to the southeast,Aurangabad to the south, Nashik to the southwest, and Dhule to the west.

  • Jalna
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    Jalna district  is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in western India. Jalna town is the district headquarters. The district is part of Aurangabad division. The district occupies an area of 7718 km². It has total 970 villages. The district is bounded on the north by Jalgaon district, on the east by Parbhani and Buldhana districts, on the south by Beed district and on the west by Aurangabad district.The district is known for Jamb Samarth village, the birthplace of Samarth Ramdas Swami. The Battle of Assaye was fought on September 23, 1803 near the village of Assaye located near Jafrabad in this district.

    Geographical location of the district is 19.01' N - 21.03'N and 75.04'E - 76.04'E.

  • Kolhapur
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    Kolhapur district is in Maharashtra state. The city of Kolhapur is the district headquarters. As of 2011, the district had a population of 3,874,015, of which 33% were urban. Marathi and Kannada is spoken most often.Kolhapur is known for being a centre of art, education, industry, sports, food, headwear, footwear, jewellery and religion, and particularly wrestling. Wrestling is called "Kusti" here, and wrestlers are known as "Malla". This wrestling match is played in the square clay ground which is known as "Akhada".According to legend it was settled by Kolhasur, a demon who was later killed by Mahalakshmi to relieve the local populace. Honouring the demon's dying wish, the city was named after him.

  • Latur
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    Latur district is a district in Maharashtra state of India. Latur city is the district headquarters and is the 16th largest city in the state of Maharashtra. The district is primarily agricultural. Urban population comprises 25.47% of the total population.

  • Mumbai City
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    Mumbai is the financial, commercial and entertainment capital of India. It is also one of the world's top ten centres of commerce in terms of global financial flow,generating 6.16% of India's GDP  and accounting for 25% of industrial output, 70% of maritime trade in India (Mumbai Port Trust and JNPT), and 70% of capital transactions to India's economy. The city houses important financial institutions such as the Reserve Bank of India.

  • Mumbai Suburban
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    The jurisdiction of Mumbai Suburban District is from Bandra to Dahisar, from Kurla (Chuna Bhatti) to Mulund and from Kurla up toTrombay Creek.Mumbai Suburban District is one of the largest districts in the country by population. The current population is 9,332,481, according to the 2011 census, making it the fifth most populous district in India (out of 672) The Mithi River is the main river in the district

  • Nagpur
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    Nagpur district  is a district in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state in central India. The city of Nagpuris the district headquarters. The district is part of Nagpur Division.Nagpur district is bounded by Bhandara district on the east, Chandrapur district on the southeast, Wardha district on the southwest, Amravati district on the northwest and Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh state on the north.In 1853, after the death of Raghoji III, the princely state of Nagpur was annexed by the British and the territory occupied by the present district became part of Nagpur Province. In 1861, it was merged with the Central Provinces and Nagpur district became a part of one of its divisions, Nagpur division. In 1903, it became part of the Central Provinces and Berar. In 1950, Nagpur district became part of the newly formed Madhya Pradesh state and Nagpur became its capital. In 1956, after the reorganization of states, Nagpur district was incorporated in Bombay state. On 1 May 1960, it became a district of Maharashtra state

  • Nanded
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    Nanded district  is a district of Maharashtra state in central India. The city of Nanded is the district headquarters.The district has an area of 10,502 km² while according to 2011 census its population is 3,361,292 of which 27.19% were urban.The Godavari River flows through the district.Nanded District lies in the eastern portion of Marathwada region, which corresponds to Aurangabad Division of Maharashtra. The district is bounded by Nizamabad, Medak and Adilabad districts of Andhra Pradesh on the east, by Bidar District of Karnataka falls on the south, by Parbhani and Latur districts of Marathwada on the west, and Yavatmal District of Maharashtra's Vidarbha region on the north. The influence of Telangana, Karnataka and Vidarbha can be seen on the language, behaviour and general conduct of the people of Nanded.

  • Nandurbar
  • Nandurbar

    The northern boundary of the district is defined by the great Narmada river.Ranjana Sonawane of TembhlI village and rushil in Nandurbar district became first citizen of India to get twelve (12) digit Unique Identification on 29 September 2010. The unique identification or Aadhaar is ambitious project of the central government of India to provide unique identification to its billion plus citizens.

  • Nashik
  • Nashik

    Nashik district, also known as Nasik district, is a district in Maharashtra, India. The city of Nashik is the administrative headquarters of the district.Nashik district has an area of 15,530 square kilometres. It is bounded by Dhule district to the north, Jalgaon district to the east,Aurangabad district to the southeast, Ahmadnagar district to the south, Thane district to the southwest, Valsad and Navsari districts of Gujarat to the west, and The Dangs district to the northwest.The Western Ghats or Sahyadri range stretches from north to south across the western portion of the district. With the exception of the westernmost few villages, the western portion is hilly, and intersected by ravines, and only the simplest kind of cultivation is possible. The western slope of the Ghats is drained by several rivers, including the Daman Ganga River, which drains westwards to the Arabian Sea.The larger eastern portion of the district, which lies on the Deccan Plateau, is open, fertile, and well cultivated. The Chander Range, which runs east and west, forms the chief divide of the plateau region. The Godavari River originates in the district and drains east towards the Bay of Bengal, and all the streams to the south of the Chander Range, including the Kadwa and Darna, are tributaries of the Godavari. To the north of the Chander Range, the Girna River and its tributary, the Mosam, flow eastward through fertile valleys into the Tapti River.

  • Osmanabad
  • Osmanabad

    This primarily rural district occupies an area of 7569 km² of which 241.4 km² is urban area and has a population of 1,660,311 of which 16.96% were urban (as of 2011).

  • Parbhani
  • Parbhani

    Parbhani district  earlier also known as Prabhavatinagar, is one of the eight districts in the Marathawada region of Maharashtra State of India. The district had a population of 1,527,715 of which 31.76% were urban as of 2001. Parbhanicity is the headquarters of this district.From 1596 to 1724, most of the present territory of the district was divided between Pathri and Washim sarkars of Berar Subah of the Mughal empire. In 1724, after the battle of Sakharkheda, it went under the Nizam's rule. Following the re-organization of the states in 1956, Parbhani along with the other districts of Marathwada became part of Bombay State. On May 1, 1960 when Maharashtra state was formed, it became a part of it.

  • Pune
  • Pune

    Pimpri Chinchwad is located at the West of Pune city, touching the Pune- Mumbai National highway. The corporation covers the area of Nigdi, Akurdi, Pimpri, Chinchwad and Bhosari. The said area is developed by MIDC as an industrial zone.

  • Raigad
  • Raigad

    The district is bounded by Mumbai Harbour to the northwest, Thane District to the north, Pune District to the east, Ratnagiri districtto the south, and the Arabian Sea to the west. It includes the large natural harbor of Pen-Mandwa, which is immediately south of Mumbai harbour, and forming a single landform with it. The northern part of the district is included in the planned metropolis ofNavi Mumbai, and its port, the Jawaharlal Nehru Port.

  • Ratnagiri
  • Ratnagiri

    Ratnagiri district is one of the 36 districts of Maharashtra state in western India. Ratnagiri (city) is the district headquarters of the district. The district is 11.33% urban.The district is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west,Sindhudurg district to the south, Raigad district to the north and Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur districts to the east. This district is part of Konkan division.The district is in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. This region was under the rule of the Mauryas, the Nalas, the Silaharas, theChalukyas, the Kadambas, the Portuguese, the Marathas and subsequently the British.
    Ratnagiri district was organized in 1832.

  • Sangli
  • Sangli

    Kannada is also widely spoken here. Narsinhpur, an ancient village is also in Sangli district. Laxmi-Narsinh Ancient Temple is there from around A.D.1100-1200 period. Sant Namdeo, Sidheshwar maharaj, Tatya Tope were used to stay in the village in ancient period. This village history is also found in "GURU CHARITRA"

  • Satara
  • Satara

    The district of Pune bounds it to the north, Raigad bounds it to the North-West,Solapur the east, Sangli to the south, and Ratnagiri to the west.

  • Sindhudurg
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     Sindhudurg fort, built in the 16th century by King Shivaji is the only fort which has Shivaji's temple inside the fort and a palm imprint of King Shivaji.Sindhudurg district has 37 forts, the highest number of forts in Maharashtra as well as all types of forts (Jaldurg – Sea), (Bhuikot – fort on land) and (Giri- fort on hilltop).        

  • Solapur
  • Sholapur

    Solapur District is a district in Maharashtra state of India. The city of Solapur is the district headquarters. It is located on the south east edge of the state and lies entirely in the Bhima and Seena basins. The entire district is drained by the Bhima River.

    Solapur district leads in beedi production. Kundalsangam, Karmala and Barshi have adopted the path of development through industry and education. Akkalkot also has mallikarjun temple where many lingayat devotees worship daily.

    Solapur is an ancient historical and religious place with Shri Siddharameshwar as its "Gramadaiwata". Shri Siddharameshwar was a historical figure of the 12th century whose "Karmayoga" on his own native land-Solapur, turned him into a God-figure over the course of time. Siddharama was a great contributor to Lingayata religion and he is considered as one of the six prophets of Lingayat religion. He had gained the "Siddhi". As Solapur was a drought prone area, Shri Siddharameshwar dug a lake with the help of 4000 "Sharanas" to solve the problem of potable water. He entombed himself alive (Shivyogsamadhi) at Solapur.

    During the Indian independence movement, the people of Solapur enjoyed full freedom on 9, 10 and 11 May 1930. However, this resulted in the executions of Shri Mallappa Dhanshetti, Shri Kurban Hussein, Shri Jagannath Shinde and Shri Kisan Sarda who were hanged on 12 January 1931, in the prison at Pune. This resulted in the city becoming recognized as "The City of Hutatmas".

    The presiding deity of Maharashtra, Lord Vitthal is at Pandharpur in this district. Swami Samarth of Akkalkot has followers from all walks of life. Solapur is famous as a textile town, especially owing to its talented weavers’ community, and is an important railway junction on the North-South train line.

  • Thane
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    The headquarters of the district is the city of Thane. Other major cities in the district are Kalyan-Dombivli, Mira-Bhayander, Bhiwandi,Ulhasnagar, Ambarnath, Kulgaon-Badlapur, Shahapur and Navi Mumbai. This is the third-most industrialised district in Maharashtra.

  • Wardha
  • Wardha

    Wardha district is one of the 35 districts in Maharashtra state in western India. This district is a part ofNagpur Division. The city of Wardha is the administrative headquarters of the district. The district had a population of 1,300,774 of which 26.28% were urban as of 2011.The History of Wardha dates back to prehistoric period. It has a unique place in the Indian Natural History, since the Ostrich egg-shell has been found at Sindi (Railway) in Wardha district. It was included in the empire 

  • Washim
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     River Arunavati and its tributaries originates in the Tehsil of Washim and them flows through the tehsils of Mangrul Pir and Manora into the district of Yavatmal. River Katepurna originates in the hilly areas of the district and flows northwards through the tehsil of Malegaon and enters the Akola district.

  • Yavatmal
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    Post-independence, the district of Yavatmal consistently favored the Congress Party in its political leanings[citation needed] with state government representatives (MLAs) and central government representatives (MPs) elected by the people of Yavatmal coming largely from the Congress Party. In the 1990s, the trend reversed with the election of members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to the prominent positions of MP and MLAs to represent Yavatmal both at stateand central government levels.the current MP of yavatmal is Bhawna gavli