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Khamgaon

Khamgaon
खामगांव शहर
Nickname(s): Silver City
Khamgaon is located in Maharashtra
Khamgaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Buldana
Elevation 323 m (1,060 ft)
Population (2011)increasing
 • Total 94,191
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) 91-7263


Khamgaon is a city in Buldhana District, Maharashtra, India. It is also called Rajat Nagari ("Silver Town"). It is known for being the biggest emerging city in the district and having the hottest summer city in the Vidharbha region after Nagpur.

Khamgaon is the biggest city in the district and there have been demands to carve out a separate Khamgaon district from the Buldana district.

History

Khamgaon was previously known as Khamkhed. It was the major cotton hub during British time. The city have many old buildings who reminds the old era of khamgaon City. khamgaon city have his own railway station which run from British era to till date, city have a unique history, after independence many prominent personalities visited the khamgaon city Bal Gangadhar Tilak is also one of them.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[1] Khamgaon had a population of 88,670. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Khamgaon has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81%, and female literacy is 71%. In Khamgaon, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age. Marathi is the main language spoken here with hint of varhadi dialect.

Religions in Khamgaon
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
60%
Muslims
  
20%
Buddhists
  
15%
Christians
  
1.4%
Jains
  
3.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

References

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
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