This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Hingoli
Hingoli district (Marathi: हिंगोली जिल्हा) is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Hingoli. The district occupies an area of 4,526 km² and has a population of 987,160 of which 15.60% were urban (as of 2001). This district is part of Aurangabad division. One of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines, the Aundha Nagnath is located in Hingoli district.
As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Maharashtra (out of 39), after Sindhudurg and Gadchiroli.
The territory of the present district became part of Bombay state in 1956 and Maharashtra state in 1960 as part of Parbhani district. This district was carved out from Parbhani district on 1 May 1999.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Hingoli one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the twelve districts in Maharashtra currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
This district is divided into two sub-divisions, which are further divided into five talukas. Hingoli sub-division is divided into three talukas: Hingoli, Kalamnuri and Sengaon. Basmath sub-division is divided into two talukas: Aundha and Basmath.
There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Basmath, Kalamnuri and Hingoli. All three are part of Hingoli Lok Sabha constituency.
According to the 2011 census Hingoli district has a population of 1,178,973, roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste or the US state of Rhode Island. This gives it a ranking of 401st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 244 inhabitants per square kilometre (630 /sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.43%. Hingoli has a sex ratio of 935 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 76.04%.
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Coordinates: 19°43′00″N 77°09′00″E / 19.7167°N 77.15°E