Aurangabad district, Maharashtra

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Aurangabad district
औरंगाबाद जिल्हा
District of Maharashtra
Location of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra
Location of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra
Country India
State Maharashtra
Administrative division Aurangabad Division
Headquarters Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Tehsils 1. Aurangabad, 2. Paithan, 3. Vaijapur, 4. Gangapur, 5. Khuldabad, 6. Phulambri, 7. Kannad, 8. Sillod, 9. Soegaon
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies 1. Aurangabad, 2. Jalna (shared with Jalna district) (based on Election Commission website)
Area
 • Total 10,100 km2 (3,900 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,897,013
 • Density 290/km2 (740/sq mi)
 • Urban 37.53%
Demographics
 • Literacy 61.15%
 • Sex ratio 924
Major highways NH-211
Average annual precipitation 734 mm
Website Official website
Bibi Ka Maqbara is a monument built in 1660 by Aurangzeb's son, Azam Shah, as a loving tribute to his mother, Dilras Bano Begam.

Aurangabad District is one of the 36 districts of Maharashtra state in western India. It is bordered by the districts of Nashik to the west, Jalgaon to the north, Jalna to the east, and Ahmednagar to the south. Aurangabad is the headquarters and principal city. The district covers an area of 10,100 km², out of which 141.1 km² is urban area and 9,958.9 km² is rural.

Geography[edit]

Aurangabad District is located mainly in the Godavari River Basin and partly in the Tapi River Basin. The district is located between 19 and 20 degrees north longitude, and 74 and 76 degrees east latitude.

Geology[edit]

Geologically whole area is covered by the Deccan Trap lava flows of upper Cretaceous to lower Eocene age and the basaltic lava flows belonging to the Deccan Trap is the only major geological formation. The traps are overlain by thin alluvial deposits along the major rivers.The lava flows are horizontal and each flow has distinct two units. The upper layers consist of vesicular and amygdule zeolitic basalt whiles the bottom layer consists of massive basalt.[1]

Mountains[edit]

There are three mountains:

  • Antur – 826 m
  • Satonda – 552 m
  • Abbasgad – 671 m and Ajintha 578 m; average height of southern portion is 600–670 m

Rivers[edit]

The major rivers in Aurangabad district are the Godavari and also the Purna, Shivna,Maniyad, Sukhana and Kham. The famous Shahbaz river is also there in Aurangabad.

The Narangi rises on the southern slopes of the water divide to the south of the Maniyad river a little above Naral village and flows past Vaijapur. A little below the latter, it is joined by the Deo nala, flowing from Nasik district. It has a fairly long south southwesterly course before its point of entry into the Godavari is carried a little down the latter. It is joined by the Chor nala from the west and Kurla nala from the east. Actually the Narangi continues the trend of the Kurla river after the latter’s confluence.

Climate[edit]

Aurangabad
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
 
 
2.8
 
29
12
 
 
2.1
 
32
14
 
 
3.3
 
36
19
 
 
3.5
 
38
22
 
 
24
 
38
25
 
 
114
 
34
24
 
 
116
 
30
22
 
 
120
 
29
21
 
 
122
 
30
21
 
 
61
 
32
19
 
 
11
 
30
15
 
 
6.5
 
28
12
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: MSN Weather

In Aurangabad District the rainy season runs from June to September. Winter is from approximately October to February and summer from March to May. The average rainfall of Aurangabad district is 734 mm, and the temperature range is about 5–46 degrees Celsius.

Climate data for Aurangabad
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.7
(85.5)
32.5
(90.5)
36.1
(97)
39.0
(102.2)
39.9
(103.8)
34.9
(94.8)
30.3
(86.5)
29.1
(84.4)
30.4
(86.7)
32.6
(90.7)
30.9
(87.6)
29.3
(84.7)
32.89
(91.2)
Average low °C (°F) 14.2
(57.6)
16.3
(61.3)
20.2
(68.4)
23.7
(74.7)
24.6
(76.3)
23.0
(73.4)
21.8
(71.2)
21.1
(70)
20.9
(69.6)
19.7
(67.5)
16.4
(61.5)
14.0
(57.2)
19.66
(67.39)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.2
(0.087)
2.9
(0.114)
5.1
(0.201)
6.3
(0.248)
25.5
(1.004)
131.4
(5.173)
167.0
(6.575)
165.0
(6.496)
135.3
(5.327)
52.6
(2.071)
29.3
(1.154)
8.4
(0.331)
731
(28.781)
Source: IMD

Economy[edit]

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Aurangabad one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[2] It is one of the twelve districts in Maharashtra currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[2] Companies operating out of Aurangabad District are;

  • Bajaj Auto Ltd, Videocon Industries (I) Pvt. Ltd, Scoda Auto (I) P Ltd, Seimens Ltd. Crompton Greaves Ltd, Dhoot Transmission Pvt. Ltd

Various major manufacturing companies are - Bajaj Auto Limited, Garware Polyester, Videocon Industries Ltd., Skoda, Audi assembly, Siemense, Perkins, Hindalco, Varroc, Endurance, Ceat Goodyear, Orchid, Lupin, Ajanta Pharma, Sabmiller, Fosters, Cosmo Films Ltd., Grindmaster, Greaves, Forbes Gokak, Forbes Marshall, Lombardini and many more. Aurangabad has following MIDC areas - Waluj, Shendra five star MIDC, Chikalthana, Paithan and Railway Station MIDC. Also there is Software Technology Park in Chikalthana MIDC.

Divisions[edit]

The district comprises nine tehsils. These are: Kannad, Soygaon, Sillod, Phulambri, Aurangabad, Khultabad, Vaijapur, Gangapur and Paithan.

There are nine Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha constituencies located in this district. These are: Sillod, Kannad, Pulambri, Aurangabad Central, Aurangabad West, Aurangabad East, Paithan, Gangapur and Vaijapur. Aurangabad is the only Lok Sabha constituency in this district.[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Aurangabad district, Maharashtra has a population of 3,695,928,[4] roughly equal to the nation of Liberia[5] This gives it a ranking of 72nd in India (out of a total of 640).[4] The district has a population density of 365 inhabitants per square kilometre (950/sq mi) .[4] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 27.33%.[4] Aurangabad has a sex ratio of 917 females for every 1000 males,[4] and a literacy rate of 80.4%.[4]

According to the 2001 Census, the total population of Aurangabad District is 2,897,013, and the main languages are Marathi, Hindi, English and Urdu. The population of the district is 37.53% urban as of 2001.[6]

Languages spoken include Ahirani, a Kandeshi tongue with approximately 780 000 speakers, similar to Marathi and Bhili;[7] and Andh, an Indo-Aryan language spoken by 100 000 people.[8]

Transport[edit]

Road[edit]

  • Mumbai - Aurangabad
  • Hyderabad - Aurangabad
  • Nagpur - Aurangabad
  • Pune - Aurangabad (approximately 4.5 hours journey time)

Rail[edit]

The Manmad-Kachiguda Railway Station Broad gauge railway line which emanates from the Mumbai-Bhusawal-Howrah trunk route at Manmad is an important artery of traffic in Aurangabad district.

  • Mumbai - Aurangabad
  • Hyderabad - Nanded - Aurangabad
  • Secunderabad - Bangalore - Parbhani - Aurangabad
  • Delhi-Aurangabad-Delhi
  • Nagpur - Aurangabad - Nagpur
  • Mumbai-Aurangabad - Mumbai - Janshatabdi Express - Daily - Up & Down
  • Nandigram Express - Via - Aurangabad to Mumbai - Daily Service
  • Devgiri Express - Via - Aurangabad to Mumbai - Daily Service
  • Tapovan Express - Daily Service

Air[edit]

Aurangabad Airport has flights to Hyderabad, Delhi, Udaipur, Mumbai, Jaipur, Pune, Nagpur.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ K.R.Aher and S.M.Deshpande 'Assessment of Water Quality of the Maniyad Reservoir of Parala Village, district Aurangabad: Suitability for Multipurpose Usage',International Journal of Recent Trends in Science And Technology,Vol.1(3),pp 91-95,2011,E-ISSN 2249 8109.
  2. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (September 8, 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme". National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved September 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ "District wise List of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra website. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  5. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est. 
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Ahirani: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 
  8. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2009). "Andh: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th edition ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 2011-09-28. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 19°53′19.63″N 75°20′36.37″E / 19.8887861°N 75.3434361°E / 19.8887861; 75.3434361