Beed district

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Beed district
बीड जिल्हा
District of Maharashtra
Location of Beed district in Maharashtra
Location of Beed district in Maharashtra
Country India
State Maharashtra
Administrative division Aurangabad Division
Headquarters Beed
Tehsils 1. Beed, 2. Ashti, 3. Patoda, 4. Shirur Kasar, 5. Georai, 6. Ambajogai, 7. Wadwani, 8. Kaij, 9. Dharur, 10. Parali, 11. Majalgaon
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Beed (Based on Election Commission website)
 • Assembly seats 6
Area
 • Total 10,693 km2 (4,129 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,161,250
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
 • Urban 17.91%
Website Official website

Beed district (or Bid or Bhir) is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Beed. The district occupies an area of 10,693 km² and has a population of 2,161,250 of which 17.91% were urban (as of 2001).[1]

History[edit]

Beed district has a long history of many rulers and kingdoms. In the ancient era, this city was called as Champavati nagari. The city still proudly shows some old monuments showing the signs of past glory in the form of many city entry doors (called Ves in local language) and city protection walls. Until the 19th century, this part of Marathwada was under the Nizam monarchy, but was later included into the Indian Republic after a fierce struggle between Indian freedom fighters and Nizam soldiers. THE name of Bhir is given by Mohammad Tughlaq.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the main business in Beed, and it is largely dependent on monsoon rain. Beed also is a district which provides a large number of laborers in India.

Divisions[edit]

This district is divided into eleven talukas (or tehsils). These are:

  1. Beed
  2. Ashti
  3. Patoda
  4. Shirur (Kasar)
  5. Gevrai
  6. Ambajogai
  7. Wadwani
  8. Kaij
  9. Dharur
  10. Parli (Vaijinath)
  11. Majalgaon

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Beed district has a population of 2,585,962,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Kuwait[3] or the US state of Nevada.[4] This gives it a ranking of 160th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 242 inhabitants per square kilometre (630/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.65%.[2] Bid has a sex ratio of 912 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 73.53%.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Kuwait 2,595,62" 
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "Nevada 2,700,551" 

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Coordinates: 18°50′N 75°45′E / 18.833°N 75.750°E / 18.833; 75.750