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Districts of Maharashtra


The Indian state of Maharashtra came into existence on May 1, 1960 (also known as Maharashtra Day), initially with 26 districts. 9 new districts have been created since then and currently the number of districts in the state is 35. These districts are grouped into six administrative divisions.

Regions and Divisions

Maharashtra is divided into 35 districts, which are grouped into six divisions.[1]


Regions

Geographically, historically and according to political sentiments, Maharashtra has five main regions:

Divisions

Name of Division
(Headquarter)
Region Districts Largest City
Amravati Division
(HQ: Amravati)
Vidarbha Amravati
Aurangabad Division
(HQ: Aurangabad)
Marathwada
Aurangabad
Konkan Division
(HQ: Mumbai)
Konkan Mumbai
Nagpur Division
(HQ: Nagpur)
Vidarbh
Nagpur
Nashik Division
(HQ: Nashik)
Khandesh
Nashik
Pune Division
(HQ: Pune)
Desh
Pune

Districts

The table below lists important geographic and demographic parameters for all 35 districts. Population data is extracted from the 2001 Census of India.

No Name Code Formed Headquarters Administrative
Division
Area (km2) Population
(2001 census)
 % of State
Population
Density
(per km2)
Urban (%) Literacy (%) Sex Ratio Tehsils Source
1 Ahmednagar AH 1 May 1960 Ahmednagar Nashik 17,413 4,088,077 4.22% 234.77 19.67 75.82 941 14 District website
2 Akola AK 1 May 1960 Akola Amravati 5,417 1,818,617 1.68% 300.78 38.49 81.41 938 7 District website
3 Amravati AM 1 May 1960 Amravati Amravati 12,626 2,606,063 2.69% 206.40 34.50 82.5 938 14 District website
4 Aurangabad AU 1 May 1960 Aurangabad Aurangabad 10,100 2,897,013 2.99% 286.83 37.53 61.15 924 9 District website
5 Beed BI 1 May 1960 Beed Aurangabad 10,439 2,161,250 2.23% 207.04 17.91 68 936 11 District website
6 Bhandara BH 1 May 1960 Bhandara Nagpur 3,717 1,135,835 1.17% 305.58 15.44 68.28 982 7 District website
7 Buldhana BU 1 May 1960 Buldhana Amravati 9,680 2,232,480 2.3% 230.63 21.2 75.8 946 13 District website
8 Chandrapur CH 1 May 1960 Chandrapur Nagpur 10,695 2,071,101 2.14% 193.65 32.11 73.03 948 15 District website
9 Dhule DH 1 May 1960 Dhule Nashik 8,063 1,707,947 1.76% 211.83 26.11 71.6 944 4 District website
10 Gadchiroli GA 26 August 1982 Gadchiroli Nagpur 14,412 970,294 1% 67.33 6.93 60.1 976 12 District website
11 Gondia GO 1 May 1999 Gondia Nagpur 4,843 1,200,151 1.24% 247.81 11.95 67.67 1005 8 District website
12 Hingoli HI 1 May 1999 Hingoli Aurangabad 4,526 987,160 1.02% 218.11 15.2 66.86 953 5 District website
13 Jalgaon JG 1 May 1960 Jalgaon Nashik 11,765 3,679,936 3.8% 312.79 71.4 76.06 932 15 District website
14 Jalna JN 1 May 1981 Jalna Aurangabad 7,612 1,612,357 1.66% 211.82 19.09 64.52 952 8 District website
15 Kolhapur KO 1 May 1960 Kolhapur Pune 7,685 3,515,413 3.63% 457.44 29.65 77.23 949 10 District website
16 Latur LA 15 August 1982 Latur Aurangabad 7,372 2,080,285 2.15% 282.19 23.57 71.54 935 10 District website
17 Mumbai City MC 1 May 1960 Mumbai Konkan 67.7 3,326,837 3.43% 49,140.9 100 86.4 777 0 District website
18 Mumbai Suburban MU 1 October 1990 Bandra (East) Konkan 369 8,587,000 8.86% 23,271 100 86.9 822 3 District website
19 Nagpur NG 1 May 1960 Nagpur Nagpur 9,897 4,051,444 4.18% 409.36 64.33 84.18 933 13 District website
20 Nanded ND 1 May 1960 Nanded Aurangabad 10,422 2,876,259 2.97% 275.98 28.29 68.52 942 16 District website
21 Nandurbar NB 1 July 1998 Nandurbar Nashik 5,035 1,309,135 1.35% 260 15.5 46.63 975 6 District website
22 Nashik NS 1 May 1960 Nashik Nashik 15,530 4,993,796 5.15% 321.56 38.8 74.4 927 15 District website
23 Osmanabad OS 1 May 1960 Osmanabad Aurangabad 7,512 1,486,586 1.53% 197.89 15.7 54.27 932 8 District website
24 Parbhani PA 1 May 1960 Parbhani Aurangabad 6,251 1,527,715 1.58% 244.4 31.8 55.15 958 9 District website
25 Pune PU 1 May 1960 Pune Pune 15,642 7,224,224 7.46% 461.85 58.1 80.78 919 14 District website
26 Raigad RG 1 May 1960 Alibag Konkan 7,148 2,207,929 2.28% 308.89 24.2 77 976 15 District website
27 Ratnagiri RT 1 May 1960 Ratnagiri Konkan 8,208 1,696,777 1.75% 206.72 11.3 65.13 1,136 9 District website
28 Sangli SN 1 May 1960 Sangli Pune 8,578 2,583,524 2.67% 301.18 24.5 62.41 957 10 District website
29 Satara ST 1 May 1960 Satara Pune 10,484 2,796,906 2.89% 266.77 14.2 78.52 995 11 District website
30 Sindhudurg SI 1 May 1981 Oros Konkan 5,207 868,825 0.9% 166.86 9.5 80.3 1,079 8 District website
31 Solapur SO 1 May 1960 Daund Pune 14,845 3,849,543 3.97% 259.32 31.8 71.2 935 11 District website
32 Thane TH 1 May 1960 Thane Konkan 9,558 8,131,849 8.39% 850.71 72.58 80.67 858 15 District website
33 Wardha WR 1 May 1960 Wardha Nagpur 6,310 1,230,640 1.27% 195.03 25.17 80.5 936 8 District website
34 Washim WS 1 July 1998 Washim Amravati 5,150 1,020,216 1.05% 275.98 17.49 74.02 939 6 District website
35 Yavatmal YA 1 May 1960 Yavatmal Amravati 13,582 2,077,144 2.14% 152.93 18.6 57.96 951 16 District website
Maharashtra - - - - - 307,713 96,878,627 - 314.42 42.43 77.27 922 - -

References

  • Census of India

See also

Tehsils in Maharashtra Maharashtra

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