Chalisgaon

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Chalisgaon
चाळीसगाव
Milk City
City
Chalisgaon is located in Maharashtra
Chalisgaon
Chalisgaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°28′N 75°01′E / 20.47°N 75.02°E / 20.47; 75.02Coordinates: 20°28′N 75°01′E / 20.47°N 75.02°E / 20.47; 75.02
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Jalgaon
Government
 • MLA Shri.Unmeshdada Patil
Area rank 1
Elevation 344 m (1,129 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 97,551
Languages
 • Official Marathi
 • Speaking Marathi,Ahirani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 424101
Telephone code 91-2589
Vehicle registration MH-19

Chalisgaon About this sound pronunciation  is a city and a municipal council in Jalgaon district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Chalisgaon is the second largest tehsil after Bhusawal in Jalgaon district. Villages under Chalisgaon administration include Alwadi,Tirpole, Kodagaon, Bahal, Bhoras, Devali, Hirapur, Jamda, Kargaon, Mehunbare, Hingone, Patonda, Pilkhod, Ranjangaon, Saygaon, Umbarkhed, and Waghali, Hatgaon, Wadale-Wadali.

Etymology[edit]

The word Chalisgaon is a combination of two Marathi words Chalis + Gaon, In Marathi,Chalis means Forty and Gaon means Villages hence the name can be interpreted as Forty Villages.

Geography[edit]

Chalisgaon is located at 20°28′N 75°01′E / 20.47°N 75.02°E / 20.47; 75.02.[1] It has an average elevation of 344 metres (1128 feet).

History and References in popular culture[edit]

Dr. B.R.Ambedkar writes about his experience in Chalisgaon in his autobiographical book, Waiting for a Visa (chapter 3).[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[3][not in citation given] Chalisgaon had a population of 97551. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Chalisgaon has an average literacy rate of 73%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with male literacy of 79% and female literacy of 67%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Places of interest[edit]

Patnadevi This ancient and beautiful temple of Patna Devi is famous for its Hemadpanthi architecture and also believed to be birthplace of famous scientist Bhaskaracharya.. Patnadevi is famous as a place of historical interest And an art gallery of famous artist keki moos

Transport[edit]

Chalisgaon is one of the important railway junctions under Bhusawal division of Central Railways. Situated on the Mumbai-Bhusawal railway line, this junction offers connectivity to Dhule. A slip route of around 57 km is connected to Dhule city from Chalisgaon. Trains stopping at Chalisgaon include Punjab Mail, Jhelum Express, Vidarbha Express, Howrah Mail Via Alahabad, Howrah Mail Via Nagpur, Sevagram Express, Nagpur Pune Express, Maharashtra Express, Bhusaval Pune Express, Dadar Amritsar Express, Janata Express, Kashi Express, Kamayani Express, Shalimar Express, etc. and some summer special trains E.g. Chalisgaon CSTM Spl, Bhusaval Dadar Express. Chalisgaon is Also facilitated with helipad services and nearest Airport is Aurangabad And Jalgaon About 85 km and 100 km respectively. Chalisgaon is at the junction of important highways viz. NH-211 Dhule-Aurangbad-Solapur, SH-18 Malegaon-Chalisgaon-Pachora-Bodwad-Nagpur and SH-24 Chalisgaon-Nandgaon.

See Also[edit]

References[edit]

Bharat Wire Ropes to invest Rs 500 crore in new plant in Chalisgaon Maharashtra. [1]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Chalisgaon
  2. ^ Ambedkar, Dr. Bhimrao (1991). Waiting for a Visa (PDF). Mumbai: Dept. of education, Government of Maharashtra. pp. 4071–4090. Retrieved 15 April 2015. 
  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.