Maharashtra: Demographics

08-JUL-2013 12:52

    As per the Census of 2001, Maharashtra state has an overall population of 96,752,247 inhabitants. It makes it the second major densely inhabited state in the nation and the second most profoundly populated nation section in survival, and the third ever subsequent to the Russian SFSR of the past Soviet Union. The population speaking Marathi numbers to around 72,481,681 as per Census 2011.


    Only 11 countries of the entire world have a populace superior than that of Maharashtra. Its concentration is 322.5 inhabitants per kilometer square. Number of males comprises 50.3 million however the number of females is 46.4 million.


    The urban population of Maharashtra state stands at 42.4%. The sex ratio of the state is 922 females per 1000 males. However as per the data revealed, 77.27% of its population is literate out of which 86.2% are males and 67.5% are females. The official language of Maharashtra is Marathi.

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