Ajra

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Ajara
आजरा
Ajara
Town
Ajara is located in Maharashtra
Ajara
Ajara
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 16°07′N 74°12′E / 16.12°N 74.2°E / 16.12; 74.2Coordinates: 16°07′N 74°12′E / 16.12°N 74.2°E / 16.12; 74.2
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Kolhapur
Elevation 660 m (2,170 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 14,845
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 416505

Ajra is a census town and taluka headquarters Of Gadhinglaj Subdivision in Kolhapur district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Geography[edit]

Ajara is located at 16°07′N 74°12′E / 16.12°N 74.2°E / 16.12; 74.2. It has an average elevation of 660 metres (2165 feet).

Ajara is known to be one of the southernmost talukas of Kolhapur District of Maharashtra. It is known for its scenic and green landscape, as well as for the Ajra Ghansaal rice.

Ajara falls on the way to Savantwadi, Goa from Kolhapur; it is also the last place of Desh region before Konkan on this route. Ajara is 84 km from Kolhapur and only 33 km from Amboli hill station.

Buses plying from Vengurla, Savantwadi to Kolhapur, Pune via Amboli ghat go via Ajra. As a taluka place, it does have a bus stand, bus depot, school-colleges, bazarpeth, Hotels, etc. Gadhinglaj is the nearest major city for Ajara.

The current population of Ajara is nearly 14000 and demands are rising to convert the Gram panchayat into Nagar panchayat.

Ajara has a number of educationtal institutions. One of the foremost educational institutions in Ajara is Rosary English High School. There is a famous sugar factory in gavse.

There is also a dam building going on in velvatti near haloli sponsored government of maharashtra. Other distances from Ajara:

  • Ramtirth waterfalls: 2 km
  • Gadhinglaj: 21 km
  • Sankeshwar (NH 4): 36 km
  • Nippani (NH 4): 44 km
  • Kolhapur: 84 km
  • Amboli: 33 km
  • Savantwadi: 62 km
  • Panjm: 121 km
  • Belgaum: 52 km via Nesari, Kowad

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[1] Ajara had a population of 18000 . Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Ajara has an average literacy rate of 75%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with 55% of the males and 45% of females literate. 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ "Pin code of Ajra". citypincode.in. Retrieved 2014-03-22.