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Rajura is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°47′N 79°22′E / 19.78°N 79.37°E / 19.78; 79.37Coordinates: 19°47′N 79°22′E / 19.78°N 79.37°E / 19.78; 79.37
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Chandrapur
Elevation 181 m (594 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 25,842
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 442905
Vehicle registration MH 34

Rajura is a city and a municipal council in the Chandrapur district of the Indian state of Maharashtra.


Rajura is located at 19°47′N 79°22′E / 19.78°N 79.37°E / 19.78; 79.37[1] in Maharashtra, the second most populous and the third largest in area of India's 28 states. The city has an average elevation of 181 metres (593 feet). Rajura lies on the banks of the Wardha River and falls within the coal belt of Central India.


According to the 2001 Indian census,[2] Rajura has a population of approximately 25,843 (52% male, 48% female). Children under age 6 constitute approximately 15% of the population. Rajura's average literacy rate of 72% (77% among males, 67% among females) significantly exceeds the national average of 59.5%.


Rajura lies in the heart of the coal- and cement-producing areas of Maharashtra. Due to the availability of minerals and raw materials in the area, there are a number of cement factories near the city, including Ambuja Cement, UltraTech Cement, Manikgarh Cement, Gupta Coal, and Murali Agro.The Western Coalfields Limited (Ballarpur Area) is another major employer in the area.

Places of interest[edit]

Many temples are located within and around Rajura, including the famous Hanuman temple situated around the lake in Jogapur, about 10 km from Rajura, and the Shri Saibaba temple, the "chota shirdi" in Maharastra on the Wardha River. Every Thursday, prayers are offered to Shri Saibaba, followed by Mahaprasad, arranged by Anna dan seva samit. Additionally, the town of Somanathapura, located in the neighboring Mysore district, holds another famous temple, Somnath Mandir, which, according to legend, was built in a single day.

Other ancient places of interest include Shri Balaji Mandir and Shri Shiv Mandir (where Shri Swami Samarth Aradhana prayed every Thursday).


Rajura has a marketplace which caters to the surrounding cement factories and villages.Ali Agencies,Gothi Medical Stores are some of the leading wholesale & retail pharmacy stores. Rajura City is famous for its Market & its Industrialisation. Electronic market are rising day by day in this city. Some of the leading companies are served by Ali Agencies (The Electronics Showroom). In local areas nearby this city owned by Bandaly's having distributorship of Intex & Haier, they also have Sony Samsung Panasonic present in their Showroom.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Rajura
  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.