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Facts about Maharashtra: The Gate Way of India

Jan 15, 2016 10:23 IST

    Maharashtra, a state spanning west-central India, is best known for its fast-paced capital, Mumbai (formerly Bombay). The terms Maharashtra, Maharashtri, Marathi and Maratha may have derived from the word Mahratta (later used for the Marathas) is found in the Jain Maharashtri literature. This sprawling metropolis is the seat of the Bollywood film industry. It’s also famed for sites like the British Raj-era Gateway of India monument and the cave temples at nearby Elephanta Island. It was established in 1st May 1960.


                                                             Source: www.in4india.com

    Facts about Maharashtra:


    307,713 sq. km. Maharashtra ranks 3rd position in area wise.


    1st May 1960.

    3. Population

    11.23 cr. (2011 census)

    4. Principal official Language

    The official language of the state is Marathi

    5. Neighbouring States

    Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, Dadra And Nagar Haveli, Chhattisgarh

    6. Capital 


    7. Members of Parliament

    Lok Sabaha 48 (Rajya Sabha seats_19 )

    8. Legislature

    Bicameral ( Assembly 289 and council 78 seats)

    9. Airports

    Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Manmad, Sholapur, and Akola

    10. Major Cities

    Mumbai,Amravati,Aurangabad, Konkan, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune

    11. Festivals

    Diwali, Makar Sankrant, Nag Panchami, Gudhi Padwa, Pola, Narali Pournima, Gokul Ashtami,Ganesh Chaturthi,Dussehra, Holi/Vasant Panchami,The Banganga Festival, The Elephanta Festival

    12. Economy  Size

    US$ 295.529 billion,

    The economy of Maharashtra is driven by international trade. The State is pioneer in small scale industries.

    13. Literacy


    14. State Density

    370 person/ km2

    15. Districts


    16.Sex Ratio (as per 2011 census)

    929/Thousand Male

    17. Principal Dances

    Dhangari Gaja,Dindi and Kala are the religious folk,Koli Dance,Lavani Dance,Povadas Dance,Tamasha

    18. Principal Rivers

     Tributaries of Tapti, Bhima, Godavari,and Krishna

    19. Principal Minerals

    Oil, Coal, Manganese ,Iron Bauxite and Cromite

    20. Tourist & Historical Places

    Gateway of India (Mumbai),Ajanta Caves (Aurangabad),Shree Siddhivinayak (Mumbai), Bandra-Worli Sea Link (Mumbai), Ellora Caves (Aurangabad), Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir (Shirdi), Marine Drive (Mumbai),ISKCON Temple- Mumbai (Mumbai),Nariman Point (Mumbai)

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