Facts about Maharashtra: The Gate Way of India

Maharashtra, a state spanning west-central India, is best known for its fast-paced capital, Mumbai (formerly Bombay). 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.
Created On: Jan 15, 2016 10:23 IST
Modified On: Jan 15, 2016 10:47 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.

Jagranjosh

                                                         Source: www.in4india.com

Facts about Maharashtra:

1.Area

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

2.Establishment

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 

Mumbai

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

82.91%

14. State Density

370 person/ km2

15. Districts

36

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)

Comment ()

Related Categories