Bodhan

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Bodhan
బొధన్
Town
Bodhan is located in Telangana
Bodhan
Bodhan
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°40′N 77°54′E / 18.67°N 77.9°E / 18.67; 77.9Coordinates: 18°40′N 77°54′E / 18.67°N 77.9°E / 18.67; 77.9
Country India
State Telangana
District Nizamabad
Government
 • Famous Person Nadeem Khan
Area
 • Total 21.36 km2 (8.25 sq mi)
Elevation 357 m (1,171 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 77,573
 • Density 3,600/km2 (9,400/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 503 185
Telephone code +91–8467
Vehicle registration TS 16

Bodhan is a municipal town in Nizamabad district of Telangana, India. Bodhan is primarily known for the Nizam Sugar Factory and some historical sites. It is mostly famous for education of higher studies in the institutions like (Arkay college of engineering and technology, Sri Vijaya Sai Sai College and many more) Bodhan is divided into four areas: Bodhan, Aneesanagar, Rakasipet and Shakkarnagar.

History[edit]

Bodhan is located in Nizamabad district of Telangana and is about 27 km from Nizamabad town. Bodhan is constellated with many ancient constructions and is a commercial and industrial center. A big reservoir called Belal is located here which is natural scenery and attracts tourist. The reservoir was named after the companion of Muhammad, Hazrat Bilal.

Bodhan was previously known as Boodhan. Assaka (Sanskrit: अश्मक, Aśmaka Pali: Assaka), was one of ancient Indian regions (700–300 BCE). It is one of the solasa (sixteen) mahajanapadas in the 6th century BCE, mentioned in the Buddhist text Anguttara Nikaya.

The region was located on the banks of the Godavari river, between the rivers Godavari and Manjira. It was the only Mahajanapada situated to the south of the Vindhya Range, and was in Dakshinapatha. It corresponds to districts Nizamabad and parts of Adilabad, Nanded and Yavatmal in current-day India. The Prakrit name of Bodhan was Boodhan meaning "Land given to poor as alms", identified as present day Bodhan.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Bodhan had a population of 71,355. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Bodhan has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 66% and female literacy of 53%. 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 25 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "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.