Maharashtra at a glance

Maharashtra is a state located in western India. Its capital is Mumbai, which is also the largest city in the state and one of the largest cities in the world. Maharashtra is India's second-most populous state and one of the most industrialized state in India. The economy of the state is primarily based on agriculture, manufacturing, and service industries such as finance, IT, and entertainment. Maharashtra is the home of Bollywood which is one of the largest film industry in the World. The state is also known for its scenic beaches, hill stations, and historical monuments such as the Ajanta and Ellora caves.

Here, Maharashtra at a glance provides important information and figures about Maharashtra. This is helpful for General Knowledge exams.

Maharashtra at a glance
Particulars Description
Capital Mumbai
Established 22037
Largest City Mumbai
Latitude 13° N to 20.5° N
Longitude 70° E to 80.5° E
Area Total 307,713 km2
Districts 36
Sub-divisions 109
Talukas 358
No. of Municipal Corporations 27
Total Towns 534
Villages 43665
Total Population (Census 2011) 11,23,74,333
Male (Census 2011) 5,82,43,056
Female (Census 2011) 5,41,31,277
Density 370/km2
Literacy Rate -Total 82.34%
Literacy Rate -Male 88.38%
Literacy Rate -Female 75.87%
Highest peak Kalsubai (5,400 ft)
Official Language Marathi
State Mammal Indian giant squirrel
State Bird Yellow-footed green pigeon
State Fish Rohu
State Flower Jarul
State Tree Mango Tree
Airport Mumbai,Nagpur,Aurangabad,Jalgaon,Shirdi,Nanded,Sindhudurg,Kolhapur
Lok Sabha Constituency 48
Rajya Sabha Seat 19
Vidhan Sabha Constituency Assembly - 288, Legislative Council - 78