Jalgaon

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Jalgaon
City
Jalgaon is located in Maharashtra
Jalgaon
Jalgaon
Jalgaon is located in India
Jalgaon
Jalgaon
Coordinates: 20°59′53″N 75°34′00″E / 20.997984°N 75.566711°E / 20.997984; 75.566711Coordinates: 20°59′53″N 75°34′00″E / 20.997984°N 75.566711°E / 20.997984; 75.566711
Country India
State Maharashtra
Region Khandesh
District Jalgaon
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Body JMC
Area
 • Total 95 km2 (37 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 460,468
 • Density 4,800/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Jalgaonkar
Language
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 00-91-257
Vehicle registration MH 19
Website www.jalgaon.nic.in

Jalgaon (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city in western India, located in northern Maharashtra. It is the administrative headquarters of Jalgaon district. Jalgaon has a municipal corporation and had 460,228 residents at the 2011 census.[1] Jalgaon can be reached by National Highway 6, by Railway, or by commercial flights via Mumbai. Known as "Banana City", it contributes about half of Maharashtra's banana production.[2]

Geography

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Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Jalgaon Weather

Jalgaon has an average elevation of 225 m (738 ft) .[3] Jalgaon is also known as Khandesh. The Girna River flows north, west of the city.

Demographics

Religions in Jalgaon
Religion Percent
Hindus
63.12%
Muslims
18.27%
Buddhists
16.21%
Jains
1.71%
Christians
0.23%
Others†
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

In the 2011 Indian census,[4] Jalgaon had a population of 460,468. According to the 2001 census, males constituted 52 percent of the population and females 48 percent. Jalgaon has an average literacy rate of 76 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent. Male literacy is 80 percent, and female literacy 71 percent. Thirteen percent of the population is under six years of age.

Transport

The Jalgaon Junction railway station is on the Howrah–Mumbai line. The Bhusaval Junction railway station is 25 kilometres from Jalgaon, is a major Maharashtra rail junction and connects with New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.

Jalgaon Airport, at Kusumba (about six km from the city) has been upgraded by the AAI and was inaugurated on 23 March 2012 by Indian President Pratibha Patil.[5]

Education

North Maharashtra University was established in the city of Jalgaon on 15 August 1989. Government Polytechnic Jalgaon was established in 1960. Government College of Engineering, Jalgaon was established in 1996. The district is also home to schools and colleges of the Khandesh Education Society and Maratha Vidya Prasarak Mandal and President College of Hotel Management. D: In March,2018,Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced in the Legislative Assembly that Jalgaon-based North Maharashtra University would be named after noted 19th century Poetess Bahinabai Chaudhari from Jalgaon area. [6]

Temples

Places of interest

  • Gandhi Teerth - a Gandhi museum, at Jain Hills, a modern museum of Mahatma Gandhi's life and work, has audio guides in English, Hindi and Marathi. Offering Research Facilities and Collaborations including PG diploma and has more than 7,000 books written by and about Gandhi, more than 200,000 pages of digitised documents, 152 audio speeches by Gandhi, 85 documentaries and stamps commemorating Gandhi from 116 countries. Its archives have the diaries of Mahadevbhai Desai, Manuben, and more than 5,000 issues of weekly publications from India's independence movement.[7]
  • Mehrun Lake
  • Pal, Jalgaon district

See also

References

  1. ^ "population". Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Banana republic Jalgaon bears fruit". Indian Express. 18 June 2004. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  3. ^ "Elevation of Jalgaon". Retrieved 11 May 2017. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ "President inaugurates Jalgaon airport". Newstrackindia.com. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  6. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/north-maharashtra-university-to-be-named-after-bahinabai-cm-118032200880_1.html
  7. ^ "Gandhi Research Foundation". Gandhi Research Foundation. Retrieved 11 May 2017. 

External links

  • Official website


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