Nagpur district

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Nagpur district
नागपूर जिल्हा
District of Maharashtra
Location of Nagpur district in Maharashtra
Location of Nagpur district in Maharashtra
Country India
State Maharashtra
Administrative division Nagpur Division
Headquarters Nagpur
Tehsils 1. Ramtek, 2. Umred, 3. Kalameshwar, 4. Katol, 5. Kamthi, 6. Kuhi, 7. Narkhed, 8. Nagpur, 9. Nagpur (Rural), 10. Parseoni, 11. Bhiwapur, 12. Mouda, 13. Savner, 14. Hingna
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies 1. Nagpur, 2. Ramtek (SC) (Based on Election Commission website)
Area
 • Total 9,897 km2 (3,821 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,653,171
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Urban 64.26%
Demographics
 • Literacy 89.5%
 • Sex ratio 948
Major highways NH-6, NH-7
Average annual precipitation 1205 mm
Website Official website

Nagpur district (Marathi: नागपूर जिल्हा) is a district in the Vidarbha region of Maharashtra state in central India. The city of Nagpur is the district headquarters. The district is part of Nagpur Division.

Nagpur district is bounded by Bhandara district on the east, Chandrapur district on the southeast, Wardha district on the southwest, Amravati district on the northwest and Chhindwara district of Madhya Pradesh state on the north.

History[edit]

In 1853, after the death of Raghoji III, the princely state of Nagpur was annexed by the British and the territory occupied by the present district became part of Nagpur Province. In 1861, it was merged with the Central Provinces and Nagpur district became a part of one of its divisions, Nagpur division. In 1903, it became part of the Central Provinces and Berar. In 1950, Nagpur district became part of the newly formed Madhya Pradesh state and Nagpur became its capital. In 1956, after the reorganization of states, Nagpur district was incorporated in Bombay state. In 1 May 1960, it became a district of Maharashtra state

Geography[edit]

Map of Nagpur district with major towns and rivers.

Climate[edit]

Nagpur
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
 
 
10
 
29
12
 
 
12
 
32
15
 
 
18
 
36
19
 
 
13
 
40
24
 
 
16
 
43
28
 
 
172
 
38
26
 
 
304
 
32
24
 
 
292
 
30
24
 
 
194
 
32
23
 
 
51
 
33
20
 
 
12
 
30
15
 
 
17
 
28
12
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: World Weather Information Service
Climate data for Nagpur
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 33
(91)
37
(99)
41
(106)
47
(117)
48
(118)
45
(113)
38
(100)
40
(104)
39
(102)
37
(99)
35
(95)
32
(90)
48
(118)
Average high °C (°F) 28.6
(83.5)
32.1
(89.8)
36.3
(97.3)
40.2
(104.4)
42.6
(108.7)
37.8
(100)
31.5
(88.7)
30.4
(86.7)
31.8
(89.2)
32.6
(90.7)
30.4
(86.7)
28.2
(82.8)
33.5
(92.3)
Average low °C (°F) 12.4
(54.3)
15.0
(59)
19.0
(66.2)
23.9
(75)
27.9
(82.2)
26.3
(79.3)
24.1
(75.4)
23.6
(74.5)
22.9
(73.2)
19.8
(67.6)
14.9
(58.8)
12.1
(53.8)
20.2
(68.4)
Record low °C (°F) 7
(45)
8
(46)
12
(54)
17
(63)
18
(64)
20
(68)
20
(68)
20
(68)
19
(66)
11
(52)
5
(41)
5.5
(41.9)
5.9
(42.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 10.2
(0.402)
12.3
(0.484)
17.8
(0.701)
13.2
(0.52)
16.3
(0.642)
172.2
(6.78)
304.3
(11.98)
291.6
(11.48)
194.4
(7.654)
51.4
(2.024)
11.8
(0.465)
17.2
(0.677)
1,112.7
(43.807)
Source: [1]

Divisions[edit]

Nagpur district is divided into 14 talukas: Ramtek, Umred, Kalameshwar, Katol, Kamthi, Kuhi, Narkhed, Nagpur, Nagpur (Rural), Parseoni, Bhiwapur, Mouda, Savner, Hingna and Deolapar.

Nagpur district has 12 Vidhan Sabha constituencies: Nagpur South West, Nagpur South, Nagpur East, Nagpur Central, Nagpur West, Nagpur North, Katol, Savner, Hingna, Umred, Kamthi and Ramtek. The first six constituencies are part of Nagpur Lok Sabha constituency and rest are part of Ramtek Lok Sabha constituency.[2]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census Nagpur district has a population of 4,653,171,[3] roughly equal to the nation of Ireland[4] or the US state of South Carolina.[5] This gives it a ranking of 29th in India (out of a total of 640).[3] The district has a population density of 470 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,200 /sq mi) .[3] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 14.39%.[3] Nagpur has a sex ratio of 948 females for every 1000 males,[3] and a literacy rate of 89.52%.[3]

The district had a population of 4,653,171 of which 64.26% were urban as of 2011.[6] The current District Collector is Abhishek Krishna. Nagpur district has following administrative bodies which have jurisdiction over different areas[7] -

Transport[edit]

Main article: Transport in Nagpur
Public transport bus in Nagpur
Nagpur's International Airport has the busiest Air traffic control room in India.

Due to its central location in India, the Nagpur Railway Station is an important railway junction and a transit terminal for trains that connect the country lengthwise and breadthwise, especially trains connecting India's major metropolises, Mumbai to Howrah-Kolkata, Delhi and Jammu to Chennai, Hydrabad, Bangalore and Kanyakumari in the South, as well as western cities such as Pune and Ahemedabad.[8]

Nagpur Junction

Also, Nagpur is a major junction for roadways as India's two major national highways, Kanyakumari-Varanasi (NH 7) and Hajira-Kolkata (NH-6), passing through the city.[8] One more highway number 69 connect Nagpur to Obaidullaganj near Bhopal. Nagpur is at the junction of two Asian Highways namely AH43 Agra to Matara, Sri Lanka and AH46 connecting Kharagpur, India to Dhule, India.

The MSRTC buses run a cheaper transport service in and around the district, reaching out to even the most remote areas of the district.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport in Sonegaon, Nagpur is a domestic and international airport in this district, which connects Nagpur to Mumbai, Delhi, Sharjah, Dubai and Doha.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Nagpur, India". Whetherbase. Retrieved 2010-07-01. 
  2. ^ "District wise List of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra website. Retrieved 1 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. "Ireland 4,670,976 July 2011 est." 
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. "South Carolina 4,625,364" 
  6. ^ Census of India
  7. ^ "Planning Authority of Nagpur district". Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 2009-01-08. 
  8. ^ a b Deshpande, Vivek (4 May 2006). "Nagpur stakes claim to lead boomtown pack". The Indian Express (India). Retrieved 22 June 2006. 

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Coordinates: 21°00′N 79°00′E / 21.000°N 79.000°E / 21.000; 79.000