Bhandara

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Bhandara
भंडारा
Bhannara
City
Nickname(s): Brass City and Rice Bowl City Of India
Bhandara is located in Maharashtra
Bhandara
Bhandara
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°10′N 79°39′E / 21.17°N 79.65°E / 21.17; 79.65Coordinates: 21°10′N 79°39′E / 21.17°N 79.65°E / 21.17; 79.65
Country  India
State Maharashtra
Region Vidarbha
District Bhandara
Government
 • Type Municipal Council
 • Body Bhandara Municipal Council
Area
 • Total 18 km2 (7 sq mi)
Elevation 244 m (801 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 91,845
 • Density 5,100/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Demonym Bhandarian
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 441904, 441906
Telephone code +91-7184
Vehicle registration MH-36
Sex ratio 982 per 1000 male. /
Website http://www.bhandara.gov.in

Bhandara About this sound pronunciation (Marathi: भंडारा) is a City and Municipal Council and headquarters of Bhandara district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Overview[edit]

Bhandara is an agricultural centre for the farmers around its region majorly growing rice. The city speaks regional languages Marathi .The city has the crossing of National Highway No. 6. The city is split between two rivers one is Wainganga and other is Sur Nadi. The city is surrounded by industries like Ashok Leyland, Sunflag steel and Ordnance Factory. The Wainganga is the principal river in the district, and the only stream that does not dry up in the hot weather, its affluent within the district being the Bawanthari, Bagh, Kanhan and Chulbund.

Norgyaling Tibetan Settlement, the only Tibetan community in Maharashtra, was established near Bhandaria here in 1972. About 1,000 Tibetans live in Norgyaling (also spelled Norgyeling or Norgaling).[1]

Geography[edit]

Bhandara is located at 21°10′N 79°39′E / 21.17°N 79.65°E / 21.17; 79.65.[2] It has an average elevation of 244 metres (800 feet).

Fondly called the 'District of Lakes', Bhandara is an important district of Maharashtra. Lying in the north eastern part of the state, Bhandara has total population of 11,98,810 residing over an area of 3716.65 square meters.

Bhandara has a mixed economy with agriculture, industries and forest resources contributing to it. Bhandara is known for its large production of rice.

Climate[edit]

The weather is very extreme in all seasons with temperatures in summers as high as 45 degrees Celsius and in winters as cool as 8 degrees Celsius.

Climate data for Bhandara
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 27.6
(81.7)
31.1
(88)
35.2
(95.4)
39.0
(102.2)
42.1
(107.8)
38.1
(100.6)
30.5
(86.9)
29.9
(85.8)
30.8
(87.4)
31.0
(87.8)
29.3
(84.7)
27.9
(82.2)
32.71
(90.88)
Average low °C (°F) 13.3
(55.9)
15.4
(59.7)
19.6
(67.3)
24.6
(76.3)
28.9
(84)
27.4
(81.3)
24.3
(75.7)
24.1
(75.4)
23.9
(75)
21.2
(70.2)
15.2
(59.4)
12.9
(55.2)
20.9
(69.62)
Precipitation mm (inches) 11.9
(0.469)
34.8
(1.37)
17.0
(0.669)
17.3
(0.681)
15.5
(0.61)
215.1
(8.469)
413.3
(16.272)
387.9
(15.272)
207.3
(8.161)
44.5
(1.752)
15.5
(0.61)
8.1
(0.319)
1,388.2
(54.654)
Source: Government of Maharashtra

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[3] Bhandara had a population of 91,845. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bhandara has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 74.04%; with male literacy of 85% and female literacy of 75%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Industries[edit]

Ashok Leyland, manufacturer of heavy vehicles and BHEL, Sunflag Iron & Steel Company, Ordnance factory & Ellora paper Mill & Manganese Ore Mines is located here.Videocon international is also starting it consumer electronics plant near Bhandara.

City: Mumbai Kolkata Delhi Bangalore Hyderabad Chennai Raipur Durg Jabalpur Bhopal Pune Nagpur Vishakhapatanam Bhubhaneshwar
Distance 919 1063 1256 1190 595 1100 199 159 254 532 1000 62 656 844

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