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Chiplun pronunciation (help·info) is a city and a municipal council in Ratnagiri district in the state of Maharashtra, India. Located on the Mumbai–Goa highway (NH-17) in western India. The city is about 320 km south of Mumbai in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is a fast developing city in Konkan with a strong cultural background. The name Chiplun means "The abode of Lord Parshurama."
The city lies on the banks of the River Vashishti. To the east of the city lie the Western Ghats and to the west lies Guhagar. The region has a tropical climate. The 'rainy season' — the monsoon lasts normally from June till October. The Koyna Hydroelectric Power Project Stages III and IV are situated in Chiplun.
At the 2001 India census, Chiplun had a population of 46,213. Male constituted 50% of the population and female 50%. Chiplun had an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 82% and female literacy of 77%. 12% of the population was under 6 years of age.
The city has its own theatre named Pooja Theatre (Single Screen). A municipal council looks after the civic needs of the city. United English School, Paranjape Motiwale High School, Maharashtra High School-Chiplun, Haji Dawood Ameen High School-Kaluste and D.B.J. College are the some of oldest educational institutes in the city catering the need for the taluka.
Since the city is on a busy National Highway, it also caters to travellers en route to Goa and Mumbai. It is also a junction for those travelling to the Dabhol (a shipyard near Chiplun), where a project, 'Sangla Buggla' failed. This led to a rise in local unemployment and created a vacuum among young people during that time. The place is unaffected as the people are self-motivated culturally. The city links the western coast to the interior parts of Maharashtra.
Chiplun was severely devastated in the 2005 Maharashtra floods, when 300 mm rain fell on 25 July 2005.
It is a land of traders; it trades in groceries, kokams (red colour fruit) and kokam juices. It also has a great crop of mangoes as it falls in Ratnagiri district which is very well known for King of Mangoes, Alphonso. The city has its own ‘TAJ’ Hotel developed first in Maharashtra near riverview and it is now known as "Quality Resort The Riverview". Chiplun is famous for its hotels and known as tourist place. The waterfall known as Savatsada, attracts the eyes of tourists in months of June and July.
Educational institutions include:
- Apex The School of Arts, Animation & Technology, Chiplun.
- Christ Jyoti Convent High School,Chiplun
- Christ Jyoti Convent School,
- D.B.J.COLLEGE of Commerce, Science and Arts,Chiplun
- Gharda Institute Of Technology which is affiliated to the University of Mumbai
- MARY MATHA SCHOOL in KHERDI.
- Paranjape Motiwale High School
- Rajaram Shinde College of Engineering, which is affiliated to the University of Mumbai.
- S.P.College of Commerce, near Bhogale.
- Samarth Kokan Career Academy
- SPM ,
- Suresh Damodar Gadre English Medium school,
- sahyadri institute of business managment and research sawarde .
- sahyadri pharma college
- sahyadri institute of hotel managment sawarde .
Sahyadri - Hon.shrachandragi pawar agiri, food technology, college kharwate, dahiwali.sawarde
- Khadeeja english medium school and Khatun abdullah secondary school gowalkoat
- Karanjeshwari Temple, Govalkot
- Koyna Dam , Koynanagar
- Nehru Smriti Udayan, Koynanagar
- Pandavaas Caves, Chiplun
- Parshuram Temple, Parshuram
- Ramvardayani Temple, Dadar
- Sawatsada Water Falls, Farshi Titha(Pedhe)
- Shree Kulswamini Bhawani Waghjai Mandir, Terav
- Vashisthi Darshan (Visava Point), Parshuram
- Vindhyavasini Temple, Raotale, Chiplun
- Viththalaai Temple, Dhamanavane
- Walavalkar Shivaji Museum, Dervan(Sawarde)
- Shree Devi Mahaluxmi Temple
- For Trekking Nageshvari Temple(Choravne)
- Chiveli Vagheshwari Temple, (CHIVELI CHIPLUN)
Chiplun is connected to other parts of the country mainly by National Highway 17 (NH-17). This highway connects Chiplun to Mumbai, Thane, Ratnagiri, Mangalooru, Karwar, Udupi. Its is also connected to Koynanagar, Patan, and Karad by SH 78. There is a railway station at Chiplun on Konkan railway route which also connects Chiplun to the destinations listed above. There are several district roads which connect villages to district headquarters and Chiplun town.
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|Distance from Mumbai(CST) = 292 KM|
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- "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.
- "About Chiplun". Retrieved 5 January 2012.