Rajgurunagar (Khed)

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Rajgurunagar (Khed)
Khed
city
Rajgurunagar (Khed) is located in Maharashtra
Rajgurunagar (Khed)
Rajgurunagar (Khed)
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°52′N 73°54′E / 18.867°N 73.900°E / 18.867; 73.900Coordinates: 18°52′N 73°54′E / 18.867°N 73.900°E / 18.867; 73.900
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Elevation 645 m (2,116 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total about 30,000
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MH-14

Rajgurunagar (Khed) is a census town and headquarters of Khed taluka in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[1] (Khed) had a population of 17,636. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Rajgurunagar (Khed) has an average literacy rate of 78%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 74%. In Rajgurunagar (Khed), 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Facts[edit]

Rajgurunagar (Khed) is also the birth place of Hutatma Shivaram Rajguru(A Freedom fighter).

Development[edit]

Shiroli Chandus village, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Chakan and very near to Rajgurunagar, has been identified as a probable site for the proposed Pune International airport.

Schools[edit]

  • Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya Rajgurunagar
  • Sheth Kesharchand Parakh Prathmic Vidyalaya
  • little Champs English Medium School
  • KTES
  • Z P School Tinhewadi NO.1/2
  • Trimurti Vidyalaya Tinhewadi.
  • Prangan Nursery School
  • Gurukul College Of Technology, Rajgurunagar
  • ERA Kids(aiera.in/erakids/), Pabal Road, Rajgurunagar

Economy[edit]

Bharat Forge's Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is the biggest SEZ in Pune spread over 1,000 hectares of notified land in Khed taluka.[2][3][4] Chakan MIDC is situated 20 km from Khed.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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. 
  2. ^ ET Bureau (28 April 2010). "Bharat Forge plans to start marketing Khed SEZ". The Economic Times (India). 
  3. ^ Biswas, Partha Sarathi (24 January 2013). "New industrial policy unlikely to increase housing stock". The Indian Express. 
  4. ^ "Khed City Official Site".