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Centre of India before Partition
Hinganghat is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°34′N 78°50′E / 20.57°N 78.83°E / 20.57; 78.83Coordinates: 20°34′N 78°50′E / 20.57°N 78.83°E / 20.57; 78.83
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Wardha
 • Type Democracy
 • Body President of Municipal Council (pandari kapse)
Area rank 1
Elevation 215 m (705 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 100,416
 • Official Marathi Hindi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 442301
Telephone code 07153
Vehicle registration MH-32
Sex ratio 936 /

Hinganghat is a taluka (administrative division) and town in Wardha district in the Indian state Maharashtra. The city is administered by a municipal council and is located about 34 km (21 mi) from Wardha and 75 km (47 mi) from Maharashtra’s second capital Nagpur. Hinganghat is surrounded on two sides by the Vena River, which provides natural resources. National Highway 7, a part of the North-South Corridor, passes through the city. Hinganghat is located in the fertile Wardha Valley; it was historically a centre of the Indian cotton trade[citation needed]. The municipality of Hinganghat comprises about 76 villages and has a significant Sindhi population. The main language spoken in Hinganghat is Marathi.


Hinganghat is located at 20°34′N 78°50′E / 20.57°N 78.83°E / 20.57; 78.83.[1] The city has an average elevation of 215 m (705 ft) above sea level, which is low in comparison to the surrounding region. As a result, the River Vena flows throughout the year. Apart from the river, the average depth of ground water is around 120 ft (37 m). The Hinganghat APMC market ranks second in the Vidarbha region.[citation needed]

The city is a hub of India's cotton industry; it has four large textile mills: R.S.R Mohota Mills, Pee Vee Textiles Private Limited, Gimatex Industries Private Limited, and Spinning and Weaving Mill of Hinganghat—locally called the Daga Mill and currently closed. There is also a soybean oil industry and numerous small to medium scale dal mills and oil mills in the vicinity of Hinganghat.[citation needed]


In 2011, Hinganghat's population is approximately 100,400 according to that year's census.[2] Males constituted 52% of the population. Hinganghat's average literacy rate of 94% was higher than the Indian national average of 74%. The male literacy rate was 97% and female literacy rate was 90%. Many people live in Hinganghat but register their residences in other villages.[3] This suggests that Hinganghat has a real population greater than that of Wardha.[3] Hinganghat would be large enough to form its own district apart from Wardha, but it lacks sufficient hospitals and educational institutions. According to the Times of India, Hinganghat has the highest literacy rate of any city in Maharashtra[citation needed]. Literacy data analysed by UNICEF for cities with populations of more than 100,000 puts Hinganghat at the top, with a literacy rate of 94.34%, followed by Wardha (94.05%), Panvel (93.98%) and Gondia (93.70%).[4]

Culture and religion[edit]

Jain temple in Hinganghat.

Bansilal Kochar developed the Jain temple in 1955, one of the more beautiful temples of the Vidarbha region.[citation needed] The decorations of the temple are made of glass.

The Temple of the Goddess Amba is an example of the religious architecture of the Vidarbha region. According to a local legend, when Lord Krishna abducted the Goddess Rukmini from her wedding ceremony, he used a tunnel from Ambadevi temple to Koundinyapur. Hinganghat is home to the world's largest statue of Lord Pandurang, which is 16 metres (52 ft) tall.[citation needed]

In Hinganghat, Garba is worshipped in Mata Mandir, "a temple of Mata Devi". It is the most important place in Navarathri in Hinganghat and the oldest temple in the city.and the landspace is donated by late.shri ganpatro sadashiv mawle.[citation needed]

Transport and communications[edit]

The Hinganghat railway station lies on the main Delhi to Chennai railway line. Express services include the Navjeevan, Nandigram, Dadar, Dakshin, G.T., Raptisagar Expresses, and Chennai Express.

National Highway 7 passes through Hinganghat. The Postal Index (PIN) code of the city is 442301 and the Subscriber Trunk Dialing (STD) code is 07153.

There is a Railway stationin backside of mahesh Gyanpeeth and high school , jr

college of sci hinganghat

Notable Hinganghatians[edit]

  • Baba Amte, a social worker and activist known particularly for his work with people suffering from leprosy, was born in Hinganghat on 24 December 1914.
  • Sunil Pal, the winner of Laughter Challenge-1 comedy show.