List of districts of Maharashtra

Maharashtra is an Indian state that was formed on 1 May, 1960 with 26 initial districts. Since then, 10 additional districts have been created, and the state currently has 36 districts. These districts are grouped into six administrative divisions shown below.

Districts of Maharashtra grouped by division

Regions and Divisions

Maharashtra is divided into 36 districts, which are grouped into six divisions.[1]

Regions

Geographically, historically, politically, and according to cultural sentiments, Maharashtra has five main regions:

Divisions

Name of Division
(Headquarter)
RegionDistrictsLargest City
Amravati Division
(HQ: Amravati)
Vidarbha (Varhad)
Amravati
Aurangabad Division
(HQ: Aurangabad)
Marathwada
  • Aurangabad
  • Beed
  • Jalna
  • Osmanabad
  • Nanded
  • Latur
  • Parbhani
  • Hingoli
Aurangabad
Konkan Division
(HQ: Mumbai)
Konkan
Mumbai
Nagpur Division
(HQ: Nagpur)
Vidarbha
  • Bhandara
  • Chandrapur
  • Gadchiroli
  • Gondia
  • Nagpur
  • Wardha
Nagpur
Nashik Division
(HQ: Nashik)
North Maharashtra
  • Dhule
  • Jalgaon
  • Nandurbar
  • Nashik
  • Ahmednagar
Nashik
Pune Division
(HQ: Pune)
Paschim Maharashtra
  • Kolhapur
  • Pune
  • Sangli
  • Satara
  • Solapur
Pune
  1. ^ Nashik and Ahmednagar districts does not culturally belong to Khandesh region. Culturally, Nashik and Ahmednagar districts share a pattern called Gangathadi. North Maharashtra is the geographical region representing all 4 districts except Ahmednagar.
  2. ^ Amravati Division used to be a separate region of Central Provinces and Berar as Berar Division known as "Varhad" in Marathi before becoming part of Vidarbha Division of Maharashtra.

Districts

The table below lists important geographic and demographic parameters for all 36 districts. Population data are extracted from the 2001 Census of India.

NoNameCodeFormedHeadquartersAdministrative
Division
Area (km2)Population (2011 Census)Population
(2001 census)
% of State
Population
Density
(per km2)
Urban (%)Literacy (%)Sex ratioTehsilsSource
1AhmednagarAH1 May 1960AhmednagarNashik17,0484,543,1594,088,0774.22%234.7719.6780.2294114District website
2AkolaAK1 May 1960AkolaAmravati5,4281,813,9061,818,6171.68%300.7844.0488.059387District website
3AmravatiAM1 May 1960AmravatiAmravati12,2352,888,4452,606,0632.69%206.4034.5082.583814District website
4AurangabadAU1 May 1960AurangabadAurangabad10,1003,701,2822,897,0132.99%286.8337.5361.159249District website
5BeedBI1 May 1960BeedAurangabad10,6932,585,0492,161,2502.23%207.0417.916893611District website
6BhandaraBH1 May 1960BhandaraNagpur3,7171,200,3341,135,8351.17%305.5815.4468.289827District website
7BuldhanaBU1 May 1960BuldhanaAmravati9,6612,486,2582,232,4802.3%230.6321.275.894613District website
8ChandrapurCH1 May 1960ChandrapurNagpur11,4432,204,3072,071,1012.14%193.6532.1173.0394815District website
9DhuleDH1 May 1960DhuleNashik7,1952,050,8621,707,9471.76%211.8326.1171.69444District website
10GadchiroliGA26 August 1982GadchiroliNagpur14,4121,072,942970,2941%67.336.9360.197612District website
11GondiaGO1 May 1999GondiaNagpur5,2341,322,5071,200,1511.24%247.8111.9567.6710058District website
12HingoliHI1 May 1999HingoliAurangabad4,5261,177,345987,1601.02%218.1115.266.869535District website
13JalgaonJG1 May 1960JalgaonNashik11,7654,229,9173,679,9363.8%312.7971.476.0693215District website
14JalnaJN1 May 1981JalnaAurangabad7,6871,959,0461,612,3571.66%211.8219.0964.529528District website
15KolhapurKO1 May 1960KolhapurPune7,6853,876,0013,515,4133.63%457.4429.6577.2394912District website
16LaturLA16 August 1982LaturAurangabad7,1572,454,1962,080,2852.15%282.1923.5771.5493510District website
17Mumbai CityMC1 May 1960MumbaiKonkan1573,085,4113,326,8373.43%49,140.910086.47770District website
18Mumbai SuburbanMU1 October 1990BandraKonkan4469,356,9628,587,0008.86%23,27110086.98223District website
19NagpurNG1 May 1960NagpurNagpur9,8924,653,5704,051,4444.18%409.3664.3384.1893314District website
20NandedND1 May 1960NandedAurangabad10,5283,361,2922,876,2592.97%275.9828.2968.5294216District website
21NandurbarNB1 July 1998NandurbarNashik5,9551,648,2951,309,1351.35%26015.546.639756District website
22NashikNS1 May 1960NashikNashik15,5826,107,1874,993,7965.15%321.5638.874.492715District website
23OsmanabadOS1 May 1960OsmanabadAurangabad7,5691,657,5761,486,5861.53%197.8917.078.49248District website
24PalgharPL1 August 2014PalgharKonkan5,3442,990,116
(2011)
3.09%
(2011)
56250809008District website
25ParbhaniPA1 May 1960ParbhaniAurangabad6,2511,836,0861,527,7151.58%244.431.855.159589District website
26PunePU1 May 1960PunePune15,6439,429,4087,224,2247.46%461.8558.180.7891914District website
27RaigadRG1 May 1960AlibagKonkan7,1522,634,2002,207,9292.28%308.8924.27797615District website
28RatnagiriRT1 May 1960RatnagiriKonkan8,2081,615,0691,696,7771.75%206.7211.365.131,1369District website
29SangliSN1 May 1960SangliPune8,5782,822,1432,583,5242.67%301.1824.562.4195710District website
30SataraST1 May 1960SataraPune10,4803,003,7412,796,9062.89%266.7714.278.5299511District website
31SindhudurgSI1 May 1981OrosKonkan5,207849,651868,8250.9%166.869.580.31,0798District website
32SolapurSO1 May 1960SolapurPune14,8954,317,7563,849,5433.97%259.3231.871.293511District website
33ThaneTH1 May 1960ThaneKonkan4,21411,060,1488,131,8498.39%850.7172.5880.678587District website
34WardhaWR1 May 1960WardhaNagpur6,3101,300,7741,230,6401.27%195.0325.1780.59368District website
35WashimWS1 July 1998WashimAmravati5,1501,197,1601,020,2161.05%275.9817.4974.029396District website
36YavatmalYTL1 May 1960YavatmalAmravati13,5822,772,3482,077,1442.14%152.9318.657.9695116District website
Maharashtra-----307,12996,878,627-314.4242.4377.27922--

See also

  • Tehsils in Maharashtra

References

  1. ^ "Districts". Maharashtra government website. Retrieved 2021-03-13.

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