Outline of Maharashtra

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Where in India Maharashtra is located.

Maharashtra is the 3rd biggest, 2nd most populous, 15th highest and 9th most literate state of the 28 states of the democratic Republic of India. Maharashtra is the wealthiest state in India, contributing 15% of the country's industrial output and 13.3% of its GDP (2006–2007 figures),[1] first in the country in case of tax revenue and GDP. Maharashtra is at 4th position in life expectancy and 19th in female-to-male sex ratio. Maharashtra is the 9th most media exposed states in India.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Maharashtra.

General reference[edit]

Geography[edit]

Geography of Maharashtra

Protected areas[edit]

History[edit]

History of Maharashtra
Chronology of statehood of Maharashtra
Painting from the Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, sixth century
Maharashtra, as part of the Bombay Presidency in 1909

Administrative divisions[edit]

Maharashtra is divided into 35 districts, which are grouped into six divisions.[3]

Districts and divisions of Maharashtra
Name of Division
(Headquarter)
Region Districts Largest City
Amravati Division
(HQ: Amravati)
Vidarbha Amravati
Aurangabad Division
(HQ: Aurangabad)
Marathwada Aurangabad
Konkan Division
(HQ: Mumbai)
Konkan Mumbai
Nagpur Division
(HQ: Nagpur)
Vidarbh Nagpur
Nashik Division
(HQ: Nashik)
Khandesh Nashik
Pune Division
(HQ: Pune)
Desh Pune

Demographics[edit]

Religion in Karnataka
Hindus
  
83.2%
Muslim
  
12%
Others
  
4.8%
Religion Fertility rate
Hindus 2.23
Muslims 4.09
Christians 1.41
Jains 1.41
Buddhist 2.24
Sikh 1.57
Tribals 3.14
others 2.25

Government[edit]

Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha election results since 1990

Government of Maharashtra

Revenues of government[edit]

Year Own tax revenues
2000 198,821
2005 532,476

[4]

Year Own non-tax revenues
2000 26,030
2005 40,536

[4]

Culture[edit]

Bollywood is based in Mumbai
Sports in Maharashtra
Cultural activities of Maharashtra

See also[edit]

Main article: Maharashtra

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Maharashtra". Countries. India: World Bank. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  2. ^ New Page 1
  3. ^ List of districts and divisions
  4. ^ a b "Twelfth Finance Commission". Finance Commission of India. Retrieved 2006-09-19. 

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