Nagpur district, Maharashtra

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Nagpur District (Maharashtra)

Posted Date: 12 Jan 2009      Posted By: Tony John    Member Level: Diamond  Points: 0

Local Representative for Nagpur district

State: Maharashtra
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Taluks in Nagpur district:

  • Nagpur
  • Kuhi
  • Saoner
  • Hingna
  • Bhiwapur
  • Kamthi
  • Umred
  • Ramtek
  • Kalameshwar
  • Katol
  • Parseoni
  • Mauda
  • Narkhed
  • Nagpur Rural

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    Updates & Comments:

    Posted By: Latha Jayaprakash    Posted Date: 07 Jul 2009   
    Nagpur district is in the state of Maharashtra with Nagpur city as its administrative headquarters. The city of Nagpur is practically at the geographical center of India.
    The district has a population of 4,067,637 as per the 2001 census details and the area of the district is 9890 Sq. km.
    Nagpur District Consists of 13 Tahsil places and 1969 small villages Nagpur Municipal Council, Narkhed Municipal Council, Katol Municipal Council, Saoner Municipal Council, Ramtek Municipal Council, Mowad Municipal Council, Khapa Municipal Council, Umred Municipal Council, Narkhed Municipal Council, Kamptee Municipal Council and Kalmeshwar Municipal Council are the administrative bodies in the Nagpur district.

    Britishers built their fort on the top of the twin hills of Sitabuldi in the centre of the city. undulating plateau rising northward to the Satpura Range, from 889 to 2,142 feet (271 to 653 m) high and is drained by the Kanhan and Pench rivers in the center, the Wardha in the west, and the Wainganga in the east. Northwest of the civil lines is the Gorewara reservoir with a dam 2,350 ft long and old reservoirs (tanks) notably Shukrawari (Jumma) Talao, Ambazari and Telankhedi, and many parks are found in and around the city even now. Kanhan and Pench rivers later merge into the Godavari river as its tributaries. Because of this, the soil is alluvial in the east and black in the west part of the district. The average rainfall is about 45inches and it is more in the east than in the western parts.


    Nagpur university was founded by Vipin Krishna Bose in 1923 and was the first Vice chancellor of the university. The first building was built with the Donation from Jamshedji Tata and was completed in 1929. Now there are two universities in Nagpur, the second one being Amravati University, founded in the year 1983.

    Tourist spots:

    DRAGON PALACE TEMPLE, KAMPTEE Kamptee is a satellite township of Nagpur. There is a famous and magnificient looking Dragon palace temple. This Dragon palace temple is a Buddhist temple built with an attractive architecture and landscape. This was inagurated by Mother Noriko Ogawa society, Japan in 1999. This temple has a serene and beautiful buddhist prayer centre, with a huge idol of Buddha installed on the first floor.
    This idol has been carved out of a single Sandalwood block.This has received best award for the concrete structure, the dazzling white walls of the temple signifying for peace, purity and divinity. Dragon Palace temple is also called 'Lotus Temple' & stands tall amidst sprawling lush green lawns, flowering plants and an attractive landscape pettern. The Ogawa society which looks after the temple also looks after a mobile hospital, a welfare centre, an orphanage & a school for poor.

    JAADU MAHAL, VISHWAKARMA NAGAR, NAGPUR - This place is called as a gem of Nagpur and the jadu mahal was constructed by a magician Late Sunil Bhavsar. In this premises various magic tricks are demonstrated even on Sundays for people to come and enjoy.

    GANGAVATARAN SHIVA STATUE AT NANDANWAN - This temple is located in the eastern part of Nagpur. There is a 51 feet statue of Lord Shiva being constructed there by a sculptor Shri Indrageet Sakharam Tidke of Malakoti district, Nanded .

    All the major Highways and Rail routes to all the four metros of India pass through Nagpur. Nagpur is 837 kms. From Mumbai, 1094 Kms south of Delhi, 1092 kms north of Chennai and 1140 kms west of Calcutta, practically the city is at the centre of the Nation.

    Posted By: Vilas    Posted Date: 13 Sep 2009   
    Nagpur city is very old. before in maharashtra is a capital of MADHYAPRANTA. The City placed at Nag river hence city named as Nagpur. Nagpur city also known for Orange & named as ORANGE CITY.
    Nagpur is also known for Old University in INDIA, Agri University, two thermal powerstation at Koradi & Khaparkheda respectively, RBI, ETC.

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