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Maharashtra

• Maharashtra is located on the western region of India.

• The state was established on 1st May 1960.

• Maharashtra is the wealthiest and most developed state in India, contributing 15% of the country's industrial output and 13.3% of its GDP.

• Total area of the state is 307,710 square km.

• It shares its border with Gujarat to the northwest, Madhya Pradesh to the north, Chhattisgarh to the east, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast, Karnataka to the south, and Goa to the southwest and by the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and the Arabian Sea to the west.

• Mumbai is the state capital city of Maharashtra. Mumbai is also known as the financial capital of the India.

• There are 35 districts in Maharashtra.

• It is the second most populous state of India with more than 11 cores population according to 2011 census.

• Population density in the state is 370 per square km.

• Literacy rate is 82.9 %. Marathi is the official language of the state.

• The economy of Maharashtra is mainly depends on trade, entertainment, technology, petroleum and film industry.

• Bollywood is one of the largest centers of film production in the world is located on Mumbai.

• Godavari, Penganga, Bhima is the main rivers of Maharashtra. Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad, Kolhapur, Nagpur, Nashik are the main cities of Maharashtra.

• Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Elephanta Caves, Mumbai, Panchgani, Shirdi, Lonavala are the main tourist attraction in Maharashtra.

Districts of Maharashtra
District Headquarters Area (km2) Population (2011) Population Density (/km2)
Ahmednagar Ahmednagar 17,048 45,43,083 266
Akola Akola 5,429 18,18,617 321
Amravati Amravati 12,235 28,87,826 237
Aurangabad Aurangabad 10,107 36,95,928 365
Beed Beed 10,693 25,85,962 242
Bhandara Bhandara 3,890 11,98,810 293
Buldhana Buldhana 9,661 25,88,039 268
Chandrapur Chandrapur 11,443 21,94,262 192
Dhule Dhule 8,095 20,48,781 285
Gadchiroli Gadchiroli 14,412 10,71,795 74
Gondia Gondia 5,431 13,22,331 253
Hingoli Hingoli 4,526 11,78,973 244
Jalgaon Jalgaon 11,765 42,24,442 359
Jalna Jalna 7,718 19,58,483 255
Kolhapur Kolhapur 7,685 38,74,015 504
Latur Latur 7,157 24,55,543 343
Mumbai City Mumbai 69 31,45,966 20,038
Mumbai suburban Bandra (East) 369 93,32,481 20,925
Nanded Nanded 10,528 33,56,566 319
Nandurbar Nandurbar 5,055 16,46,177 276
Nagpur Nagpur 9,892 46,53,171 470
Nashik Nashik 15,539 61,09,052 393
Osmanabad Osmanabad 7,569 16,60,311 219
Palghar Palghar 5,344 29,90,116 560
Parbhani Parbhani 6,511 18,35,982 295
Pune Pune 15,643 94,26,959 603
Raigad Alibag 7,152 26,35,394 368
Ratnagiri Ratnagiri 8,208 16,12,672 196
Sangli Sangli 8,572 28,20,575 329
Satara Satara 10,475 30,03,922 287
Sindhudurg Oros 5,207 8,48,868 163
Solapur Solapur 14,895 43,15,527 290
Thane Thane 4,214 1,10,60,148 1,157
Wardha Wardha 6,309 12,96,157 205
Washim Washim 5,155 11,96,714 244
Yavatmal Yavatmal 13,582 27,75,457 204







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