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Nickname(s): Mocha
Chopda is located in Maharashtra
Location in india
Coordinates: 21°15′N 75°18′E / 21.25°N 75.3°E / 21.25; 75.3Coordinates: 21°15′N 75°18′E / 21.25°N 75.3°E / 21.25; 75.3
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Jalgaon
Elevation 190 m (620 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 72,783[1]
 • Official Marathi, Ahirani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Kargil Chowk, Chopda, Dist Jalgaon(Swapnil Potdar).jpg

Chopda is a city and municipal council in the Jalgaon district in the state of Maharashtra, India.


Chopda is a town in the Jalgaon district in Maharashtra, a state in the western region of India. It is located at 21°15′N 75°11′E / 21.25°N 75.18°E / 21.25; 75.18[2] and has an average elevation of 190 meters (623.36 feet). The town is situated on the banks of the Ratnavati River and is linked by roads to the rest of the Jalgaon district as well as to Yaval, Amalner, and Jalgaon. The Tapi, one of the major rivers in India, is approximately 10 km away from Chopda.


Chopda has a population of 271,863 people.[3] Males constitute 52 percent of the population and females 48 percent. The average literacy rate is 67 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent, with male literacy at 74 percent and female literacy at 59 percent. Approximately 13 percent of the population is less than six years old.

The main languages and dialects spoken are Ahirani, Urdu, Gujari, Khandeshi, Marathi, Hindi, and English.[citation needed]


Chopda has an agricultural economy. Major crops include sugar cane, cotton, bananas, pulses, and poultry. Chopda is also home to several industrial projects, including the Chahardi sugar factory, SutGirani, and several cotton ginning and pressing factories. Other businesses like gold and cloth markets can be found on MG Road. Chopda also has several educational institutions and serves as a regional transportation center.[citation needed]


Chopda is connected by roads to neighboring cities such as Jalgaon (60 km), Amalner (36 km), Yawal (45 km), Shirpur (45 km). State Highway No.4, Burhanpur-Ankleshwar, goes through Chopda. Railway stations are in the neighbouring cities of Dharangaon, Amalner, Jalgaon, and Bhusaval. The closest airport is at Jalgaon.[citation needed]


Arts Science and Commerce College Chopda

Chopda's schools include Pratap Vidya Mandir, Pankaj Primary School, Kasturba, Clara School, Manila Mandal Madhyamik Vidyalaya, Vivekananda Vidyalaya, Pankaj Global School, Madhyamik Kanya Vidyalaya, College include Arts, Science and Commerce College, Chopda, College of Pharmacy, Smt. S.S.Patil Polytechnic, Pankaj Mahavidyalaya, and PVM B.Ed. College Mustafa Anglo Urdu High School. Pratap Vidya Mandir Highschool recently marked its centenary of establishment on 9 January 2018. Various other academic institutes and private coaching classes are run in the city. Institutes like Amar Sanstha provide coaching in various fields. Oxford English Medium School is affiliated to CBSE,

Pankaj Global Public School was the first CBSE-granted school in the city of Chopda. Vivekananda Vidyalaya is currently the top-ranked school in Chopda.[citation needed]


Rail Maruti Mandir, near Vele, Chopda

Local tourist sites include the hot springs at Unapdev. According to local mythology, an arrow shot by Lord Rama formed the hot springs; it is therefore considered a holy place and said to cure skin diseases. There are picnic spots around Unapdev. Other attractions include Chaugaon fort (or Gavali fort) near Lasur, Nageshwar temple, scenic hills in Satpuda, and the river Tapti. Rel Maruti Mandir is a temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman, 8 km from Chopda on the route to Dharangaon. Aner Dam, 20 km from the city, is an old dam on the river Aner.


Chopda has several temples such as Hanuman Mandir at Shivaji Chowk, Mujumdar Ganapati, Hareshwar, Ram Mandir, Jabare Ram Mandir, Shani Mandir, Krishna Mandir, Bhavani Mandir and more.

Municipal council[edit]

Presidents of the Municipal council
Name of Councilors From Date To Date
Shri. Aanandrao Shripatrao Deshmukh 1918 31-12-1928
Shri. Maganlal Nagindas Gujrathi 1-1-1929 9-6-1941
Shri. Fakirchand Jankiram Agrawal 10-6-1941 6-10-1944
Shri. Maganlal Nagindas Gujrathi 7-10-1944 9-10-1946
Shri. Dattatrya Balvant Tillu 10-10-1946 13-10-1947
Shri. Maganlal Nagindas Gujrathi 14-10-1947 1960
Shri. Raghunath Sandu Patil 1960–1961 1963–1964
Shri. Ranchoddas Nagindas Gujrathi 1964-65 1-7-1967
Shri. Sitaram Narayan Agrawal 2-7-1967 29-7-1971
Shri. Ranchoddas Nagindas Gujrathi 30-7-1971 3-7-1975
Shri. Arunlal Goverdhandas Gujarathi 4-7-1975 5-2-1981
Administrator 6-2-1981 30-4-1985
Dr.Sau.Susheelaben Shah 21-5-1985 16-12-1991
Shri. Ramanlal Babulal Gujarathi 17-12-1991 17-12-1996
Dr.Sau.Susheelaben Shah 18-12-1996 16-12-2001
Sau. Malubai Digamber Patil 18-12-2001 22-12-2006
Sau.Tarabai Diliprao Patil 26-12-2006 26-10-2007
Dr.Jaya Diliprao Patil 27-10-2007 09-06-2009
Sau.Kalpana Vilas Jagtap 10-6-2009 26-10.2011
Shri. Adv.Sandeep Suresh Patil 26-12-2011 30-06-2014
Sumeshan Naidoo - founder of india 01-07-2014 Present
Sau. Manisha Jivan Chaudhari (Lok Niyukta) 26-12-2016 today

Notable people[edit]

Members of Legislative Assembly

- Chandrakant Baliram Sonawane (Shiv Sena) 2014-till now
- Jagdish Valvi (NCP) 2009–2014
- Shri. Kailash Gorakh Patil (Shivsena) 2004–2009
- Arun Gujarathi (NCP) 1999–2004 (Speaker of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly)
- Arunbhai Gujarathi (INC) 1994–1999
- Arun Gujarathi (Samajwadi Congress) 1985–1990
- Sharchchandrika Suresh Patil (Indian National Congress)1981–1982

Members of Parliament

- Rakshatai Khadse(BJP) 2014-till now
- Haribhau Javle (BJP) 2009–2014
- Vasantaray Jeevanarav More (National Congress Party) 2007–2009
- Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 2003–2007
- Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 1999–2003
- Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 1998–1999
- Annasaheb M.K. Patil (BJP) 1996–1998
- Vijay Naval Patil (INC) 1991–1996
- Uttam Laxmanrao Patil (BJP) 1989–1991
- Vijay Naval Patil (INC) 1984–1989
- Vijay Naval Patil (INC(I)) 1980–1984
- Sonusing Dhansing Patil (BLD) Jagannath Damu Patil (NCP), Chairman-Krushi Utpanna Bazar Samiti Chopda (from 2015)


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