Gangapur, Maharashtra

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Gangapur
city
Gangapur is located in Maharashtra
Gangapur
Gangapur
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°41′57″N 75°00′31″E / 19.6991°N 75.0086°E / 19.6991; 75.0086Coordinates: 19°41′57″N 75°00′31″E / 19.6991°N 75.0086°E / 19.6991; 75.0086
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Aurangabad
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,053
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

'Gangapur is a city and a municipal council in Aurangabad district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Geography[edit]

Gangapur 19°41′56″N 75°00′00″E / 19.699°N 75.0°E / 19.699; 75.0 is located on west side of Aurangabad-Ahmednagar Highway, 38 km from Aurangabad. Gangapur is Taluka place in Historical District Aurangabad. Gangapur is city of holy Temples, Ancients Lord Narshimha Temple, Vitthal Mandir Ek Mukhi Datta Temple, Rameshwar Temple, Gudhicha Maroti and Baravcha Ganpati Mukteshwar Temple Mukunda Devi, Manjari Jagdamba Devi Temple, Jamgaon. etc.[1] It has an average elevation of 572 metres (1876 feet) Vitthal Asram Jakmatha & Khandoba Mandir (Katkar Vasti Jakmatha)sankateshwar mandir (Newargav))

Demographics[edit]

As of 2005 India census,[2] Gangapur had a population of 41,067. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Gangapur has an average literacy rate of 71.2%, higher than the national average of 64.1%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 59%. In Gangapur, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Religions in Gangapur
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
59%
Muslims
  
29%
Buddhists
  
8.6%
Christians
  
1.4%
Jains
  
1.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Education[edit]

There are three marathi medium highschools and three English medium schools. There is one college having Arts, commerce & science streams up to degree level i.e.SHRI MUKTANAND MAHAVIDYALAYA. The college is reacredited by NAAC with "A+" grade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ gangapur is in bhilwara district Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Gangapur
  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.