Shirpur

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Shirpur

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Nickname(s): shiri
Shirpur is located in Maharashtra
Shirpur
Shirpur
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°21′1″N 74°52′43″E / 21.35028°N 74.87861°E / 21.35028; 74.87861Coordinates: 21°21′1″N 74°52′43″E / 21.35028°N 74.87861°E / 21.35028; 74.87861
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Dhule
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 425405
Telephone code 91-2563
Vehicle registration MH 18
Website www.shirpur.in

Shirpur is a city and taluka in Dhule district of Nashik Division, Maharashtra. It is located on National Highway 3, which runs from Agra in Uttar Pradesh to Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Arunavati River and Tapi river flows through the city. Shirpur is 50 km from the city of Dhule. It houses Asia's largest and India's first gold refinery. Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies has a campus in Shirpur.[1]

The major occupation of the people is agriculture with cotton as the major product. The city has one sootgirni.

Shirpur has one seat in the legislative assembly of Maharashtra.

Transportation[edit]

The nearest prominent railway stations on the main route are Bhusaval and Chalisgaon. Nardana (Taluka Sindkheda) & Amalner is the nearest station. Bus service is available to Bhusaval, Gujarat and MP state.Indore is just 200 km from the city and Nasik is also 200 km from city.

Recreation[edit]

The city's park has a famous man-made lake. It has an amusement park with Musical Laser Fountain.The park is similar fountain show like Hyderabad music fountain show.

Notable people[edit]

Shirpur is the hometown (Bhatpure-Village) of Bollywood actress Smita Patil. There are a few educational institutes in Shirpur christened after her. Thalner -Village which comes under Shirpur tahsil, is the hometown of Smt. Shudhhamati, Lata Mangeshkar's mother, affectionately called 'Mai'. She was the daughter of Seth Haridas Ramdas Lad - a prosperous businessman of the town of Thalner.Shirpur is the city which is also famous for its Water management.The state government also implies the method to improve the ground water table (level) by adopting the Shirpur Pattern in Maharashtra state first and then it will be adopted in all states of country.

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