Wadi, Karnataka

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Wadi
ವಾಡಿ
town
Wadi is located in Karnataka
Wadi
Wadi
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 17°04′N 76°59′E / 17.07°N 76.98°E / 17.07; 76.98Coordinates: 17°04′N 76°59′E / 17.07°N 76.98°E / 17.07; 76.98
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Gulbarga
Elevation 411 m (1,348 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 37,988
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Wadi (ವಾಡಿ) is a census town in Gulbarga district in the Indian state of Karnataka. The Wadi Junction railway station is an important railway junction on the Indian railways. Trains from the metro cities of Mumbai, Bangalore,Hyderabad and Chennai pass through this town. Wadi is home to two cement plants of Associated Cement Company Limited ( ACC ) . The ACC has two cement plants of capacity 2.11 and 2.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa).The cement plants are some of the largest in the country. Wadi is also famous for its Limestone mines. The main source of income is ACC, Railway's and Working in Lime Stone Mines. The growth of cement plants(ACC) and railways in the region has attracted people from diverse regions and cultures. Gulbarga, which is around 37 km from Wadi is a major educational centre which houses many engineering, medical, management and dental colleges.

Geography[edit]

Wadi is located at 17°04′N 76°59′E / 17.07°N 76.98°E / 17.07; 76.98.[2] It has an average elevation of 411 metres (1348 feet).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Wadi had a population of 70,038. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Wadi has an average literacy rate of 54%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 63%, and female literacy is 45%. In Wadi, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Tourism[edit]

Wadi is tourist spot for travelers, people can visit the age old HANUMAN TEMPLE situated at konchur a village 6 km away from wadi railway station,Another place ASTAANE QAUDRI HALKATTA SHARIF dargah is also 6 km away from wadi known for Sufi saint,but visiting the ACC cement plants is a must, as they has use both the latest and oldest technologies.

And some visiting places are Railway Colony, GM Park, Railway Park,RPF Ground , Stone Mining one of the oldest culture of work

Transport[edit]

Wadi Junction railway station is on the Solapur-Guntakal line, which is part of Mumbai-Chennai line. It is also connected to Secunderabad by rail.

Education[edit]

It has a good number of schools & Colleges like ;

  • St.Ambrose Convent School
  • D.A.V Public school(CBSE board)
  • Al- Ameen urdu school near SBI BANK wadi
  • Mahatma gandhi school
  • Mini Rose
  • VP NAIK COLLEGE'
  • Bahamani Kingdom Women's College
  • Govt High School & National Industrial Training Center (ITI) in Fitter & Electrician etc.
  • Sri Shail Mallikarjun Vidhya Mandir, Kannada School, Wadi

Amongst which Mandar Inst., D.A.V (Dayanand Anglo Vedic), S.A.C.S (Saint Ambrose Convent School)& MGS (MAHATMA GANDHI SCHOOL)are prominent in providing High-End Education.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=665441
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Wadi
  3. ^ "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.