Rahuri

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This article is about the Rahuri city in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. For the tehsil in Ahmednagar district, see Rahuri tehsil.
Rahuri
city
Rahuri is located in Maharashtra
Rahuri
Rahuri
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°23′N 74°39′E / 19.38°N 74.65°E / 19.38; 74.65Coordinates: 19°23′N 74°39′E / 19.38°N 74.65°E / 19.38; 74.65
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmednagar
Elevation 511 m (1,677 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 34,465
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Rahuri About this sound pronunciation  is a city and a municipal council in Ahmednagar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Rahuri is located at 19°23′N 74°39′E / 19.38°N 74.65°E / 19.38; 74.65.[1] It has an average elevation of 511 metres (1676 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Rahuri had a population of 34,465. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rahuri has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 63%. In Rahuri, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Prominent Personalities[edit]

  • Shri Ramakrishna Saraswati Kshirsagar Swamiji (1934–1999): Swamiji worked for the rejuvenation and revival of Vedas, Vedic Hindu traditions and Vedic ideology.Datta Kshetra have been formed by divine power of Ramkrishna Saraswati. His Birth Place is Rahuri.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rahuri
  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. 

Rahuri is also well known for its Krishi university, Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth, Rahuri Sugar Factory and Mula Dam. Nowadays Rahuri is well known for the new agricultural market yard for trading and auction of ONION.