Maharashtra is a state in the western peninsular region of India. It is the second-most populous state and third-largest state by area.
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Maharashtra is financial capital of India and second largest state in terms of population. It is located in part western part of India. Here is the state map of Maharashtra and its districts and their borders. Check out more details about the districts of Maharashtra from this page. Maharashtra Map, depicts all districts, state capital and neighbouring states, district boundary, roads, national highways, rail network & state capital.
Maharashtra is one of the Indian states, which is situated in the western and central peninsular region of India. It occupies some portion of Deccan Plateau. Maharashtra is the third biggest state by area in India. The state is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the West, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south. Telangana is located to the southeast of the state and Chhattisgarh to the east, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh to the north. Maharashtra is in second place in population as it is considered as second most populous state in India. The formation of the state happened in the year 1960. Maharashtra is Marathi speaking state because it is the home for Marathi people. Majority of people speak, Marathi. The capital city of the state is Mumbai. Mumbai is known as the commercial capital or financial capital of India. In fact, Mumbai has become one of the financial hubs of the world. There are two major rivers in the state. They are Krishna and Godavari. Maharashtra is the most developed state and industrialized state in India. The state has been playing a vital role in the country`s political and social life. The state has an extra edge in producing the agricultural and industrial goods. Maharashtra got fifteenth position in human development index.
The Districts of Maharashtra
The districts of Maharashtra are 36 in number. They are segregated into 6 revenue divisions viz Konkan, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Arnravati and Nagpur. These districts are again bifurcated into 357 talukas. The largest district of Maharashtra is Ahmednagar by area of having 17048 square kilometers. The tiniest district of the state is Mumbai City District, which occupied the area of the state just in 36 square kilometers. Among all the districts of Maharashtra Thane is the highest populated district in the state. Pune stands in the second position in terms of having the second biggest district in population. The least populated district in the state is Sindhudurg. The richest district in the state is while Vidarbha has remained the poorest district.
Maharashtra follows parliamentary form of government with dual democratically elected houses. They are the Legislative Assembly and Legislative Council. The Legislative Assembly of Maharashtra consists of 288 members and they are elected for the term of 5 years. The Maharashtra Legislative Council has 78 members. The Chief Minister is the head of the government of Maharashtra. The Chief Minister along with the council of ministers exercises the executive powers. The constitutional and formal head of the state is the Governor. The President of India for the tenure of 5 Years appoints governor.
Maharashtra State Information & Facts
|Name of State||Maharashtra|
|Coordinates||19.7515° N, 75.7139° E|
|Formed On||1 May 1960|
|Number of districts||36|
|Number of sub-districts||Taluk - 353|
|No. of Villages as of 2001||43,722|
|Rajya Sabha Seat||19|
|Time Zone||IST (UTC+05:30)|
|Literacy Rate (%)||84.8|
|Sex Ratio (per 1000 Males)||972|
|Human Development Index - HDI (2019)||0.697|
|Highest Point||Kalsubai [Height - 1646(m) & 5400(ft)]|
|Unemployment rate (%) As of May 2021)||4.3|
|Airport||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja International Airport (Mumbai), Pune Airport (Pune), Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (Nagpur), |
Akola Airport (Akola), Aurangabad Airport (Aurangabad), Jalgaon Airport (Nashik),
Chhatrapati Rajaram Maharaj Airport (Kolhapur), Gandhinagar Airport (Nashik), Solapur Airport (Solapur)
List of Districts in Maharashtra State, India
|Mumbai City||MC||Mumbai City||69||3,085,411|