Solapur district

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Solapur district
District of Maharashtra
Location of Solapur district in Maharashtra
Location of Solapur district in Maharashtra
Country India
State Maharashtra
Administrative division Pune Division[1]‌‌‌
Headquarters Solapur
Tehsils 1. Akkalkot, 2. Barshi, 3. Karmala, 4. Madha, 5. Malshiras, 6. Mangalwedha, 7. Mohol, 8. Pandharpur, 9. Sangola, 10. Solapur North and 11. Solapur South
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies 1. Solapur (SC), 2. Madha (shared with Satara district), 3. Osmanabad (shared with Osmanabad district) (Based on Election Commission website)
 • Assembly seats 10
Area
 • Total 14,845 km2 (5,732 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,315,527
 • Density 290/km2 (750/sq mi)
 • Urban 31.83%
Demographics
 • Literacy 71.2%
 • Sex ratio 935
Major highways National Highways 65,52,204,361,465,150E
Coordinates 17°50′N 75°30′E / 17.833°N 75.500°E / 17.833; 75.500Coordinates: 17°50′N 75°30′E / 17.833°N 75.500°E / 17.833; 75.500
Average annual precipitation 545.4 mm
Website Official website

Solapur District is a district in Maharashtra state of India. The city of Solapur is the district headquarters. It is located on the south east edge of the state and lies entirely in the Bhima and Seena basins.[2] The entire district is drained by the Bhima River.[3]

Solapur district leads Maharashtra in production of Indian cigarettes known as beedi.[4]

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Solapur District has a population of 4,315,527,[5] the 43rd largest for a district in India.[5]

The district has a population density of 290 inhabitants per square kilometre (750/sq mi).[5] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.1%.[5] Solapur has a sex ratio of 932 females for every 1000 males,[5] and a literacy rate of 77.72%.[5]

Marathi is an official language.[6]

Tehsils of Solapur District

Talukas

Solapur district is subdivided for administrative purposes into eleven talukas, which in turn comprise smaller divisions. The talukas are North Solapur, South Solapur, Akkalkot, Barshi, Mangalwedha, Pandharpur, Sangola, Malshiras, Mohol, Madha and Karmala.[7]

Places of interest

  • Siddheshwar Temple and lake, Solapur
  • Pandharpur (Lord Vithoba Temple, 1, 2)
  • Akkalkot (Swami Samarth Maharaj Temple)
  • Ganagapur - Shri Dattatreya Temple
  • Dahigaun - Jain Temple

See also

References

  1. ^ Sushant Kulkarni (3 July 2015). "Anti-Corruption Bureau: Pune Unit records highest number of bribery traps in state". The Indian Express. Pune. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Shri Mahadev Dada Tonpe, Mahavir Shah. "सोलापूर जिल्हा" [Solapur Jilha]. Solapur Pune Pravasi Sanghatna (in Marathi). Solapur. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Solapur District Geographical Information". Archived from the original on 23 February 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2006. 
  4. ^ Meena Menon (21 June 2006). "A dream come true for beedi workers of Solapur". The Hindu. Mumbai. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Solapur census records". The Gezzeters department Solapur. 
  7. ^ "Geographical information" (PDF). Solapur district. Retrieved 2018-01-24. 

External links

  • Official website of Solapur District
  • Solapur District Gazetteer
  • mSolapur - Mobile Governance Site
  • A.G.Patil Polytechnic Institute, Solapur

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