Talegaon Dabhade

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Talegaon Dabhade
तळेगाव दाभाडे
city
Talegaon Dabhade is located in Maharashtra
Talegaon Dabhade
Talegaon Dabhade
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°43′N 73°41′E / 18.72°N 73.68°E / 18.72; 73.68Coordinates: 18°43′N 73°41′E / 18.72°N 73.68°E / 18.72; 73.68
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Taluka Maval (Mawal)
Elevation 670 m (2,200 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 56,435
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Talegaon Dabhade is a historic city, a town with a municipal council, in Mawal Taluka, Pune district, in the Indian state of Maharashtra. This town is 120 km from Mumbai and 35 km from Pune. The town is situated on highest altitude between the two metro's (Mumbai and Pune) which is at 2200 feet above sea level. The town is higher in altitude than the famous nearby hillstation Lonavla (2047 ft.), thus has pleasant weather throughout year.

Background[edit]

In the 2001 India census, Talegaon Dabhade had a population of 42,574. Males constituted 53% of the population and females 47%. Talegaon Dabhade had an average literacy rate of 79%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 83%, and female literacy was 75%. In 2001 in Talegaon Dabhade, 11% of the population was under 6 years of age.[2]

In the 2011 India census, Talegaon Dabhade had a population of 75,854. Males constituted 55% of the population and females 45%. Talegaon Dabhade had an average literacy rate of 83%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 89%, and female literacy was 82%. In 2011 in Talegaon Dabhade, 11% of the population was under 6 years of age.[citation needed]

Talegaon Dabhade is home to many multinational companies, agro-based units. It is also home to thriving poultry belt, largest in Asia in terms of broiler bird's per square mile. Talegaon has a very pleasant moderate climate.[citation needed] It also has many lakes and hence is called Talegaon, a literal English translation would be Laketown.[citation needed]

Transport[edit]

Located at a distance of 135 km from Mumbai, a couple of hours drive through the Bor ghat along the Mumbai Pune express highway makes Talegaon Dabhade accessible from Mumbai. From Pune, it is 40 km away. There is also a proposal for an international airport near Talegaon Dabhade.[citation needed]

Talegaon Dabhade railway station[edit]

See: Talegaon railway station

Talegaon is an important railway station on Pune's Local Rail. The land for the construction of the Talegaon Dabhade railway station was given to the British government by the Sardar Dabhade family. Talegaon is a growing village as industrial hub. Talegaon railway station serves as terminal for Pune - Talegaon Suburban trains. This station is of two platforms and has four tracks with one footbridge. This serves access to Talegaon Dabhade village and General Motors, Pune plant. Talegaon railway station is well connected to Mumbai and Pune via railways as well.

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