Bankot

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Bankot

Bawan-kot
village
Bankot fort
Nickname(s): 
BKT
Bankot is located in Maharashtra
Bankot
Bankot
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°59′0″N 73°3′0″E / 17.98333°N 73.05000°E / 17.98333; 73.05000Coordinates: 17°59′0″N 73°3′0″E / 17.98333°N 73.05000°E / 17.98333; 73.05000
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictRatnagiri
Elevation
46 m (151 ft)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Telephone code02350
Vehicle registrationMH-08
Nearest cityMahad, Mandangad, Shrivardhan
Sex ratioMlF /
Literacy100%%
Climatecool (Köppen)

Bankot is a town in Maharashtra, India. It became part of the Bombay Presidency in 1756.

Its most famous structure is Bankot Fort, which was the first residency of the British Raj in Southern Konkan.

Business[edit]

Mango (amba) is one of the most important crops of this village and mango trees occupy about 60 percent of land used to cultivate fruit. Hill-slopes near the coast where drainage is assured and climatic conditions are ideal, present most suitable site for mango cultivation. Cashew-nut (Kaju) stands next in importance to mango and occupies nearly one-third of the area used to cultivate fruit. Banana (kele) and coconut (nariyal) are grown on a smaller scale.

Sand dredging and mining have been major businesses since the 20th century.

Schools[edit]

1. German Parkar High School (Urdu)

2. Dr. A. R. Undre High School (English)

3. Undre college of commerce (English) There are two kindergartens (Bal-wadi) for local kids (Urdu medium and Marathi medium). Literacy in Bankot is almost 99%. 4) Z.P. Primary Urdu school Bankot 5) Z.P. Bankot Marathi shala 6) Z.P. Bankot killa Marathi shala 7) Z.P. Bankot killa Urdu school

Climate[edit]

Bankot is a nice place to visit in any season. The temperatures range from a minimum of 20 °C and can go up to around the 34 °C mark. Heavy rain & thunderstorms can be expected in monsoon season.

Nearest railway station[edit]

Karanjadi - 59 km. Veer - 67 km. Mangaon - 87 km. Khed- 70 km

Nearest airports[edit]

Lohagaon, Pune - 203 km. Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai - 180 km. Kolhapur - 240 km. Ratnagiri - 150 km

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Maharashtra State Gazetteers: Sholapur Gazetteer of India Volume 21 of Maharashtra State Gazetteers,. Directorate of Govt. Print., Stationery and Publications, Maharashtra State, 1960.