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|Elevation||190 m (620 ft)|
|• Total||271,863 (2,011 census)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Chopda is located at  and has an average elevation of 190 metres (623 feet).
Chopda is a town in the Jalgaon district in Maharashtra, a state in the western region of India. The town is situated on the banks of the Ratnavati River and is linked by road to the rest of Jalgaon district and to Yaval, Amalner and Jalgaon. Chopda is strategically located as one of the major stations on the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh trading route. State Highway No. 4, Burhanpur-Ankleshwar goes through Chopda. The Tapi River, one of the major rivers in India, is approximately 10 km from Chopda.
Schools and colleges
Chopda is well known in the region for its academic institutes and colleges. It hosts a wide range of colleges and institutes with good reputation in the arts and sciences. Schools include Pratap Vidya Mandir, Kasturba Vidyalaya, Vivekanada 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, PVM B.Ed. College etc. Various other academic institutes and private coaching classes are run in the city. Institutes like Amar Sanstha are into coaching in various fields.
Chopda has a population of 271863 (According to http://www.geohive.com/cntry/in-27.aspx ). Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. The average literacy rate is 67%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy at 74% and female literacy at 59%. Around 13% of the population is under six years of age. Languages and dialects spoken include Ahirani, Gujari, Khandeshi, Marathi, Urdu, Gujarati, Marwari, Pawari, Bhilau, Hindi, and English.
The main airport is at Jalgaon. Railway stations include CR Dharangaon, CR Amalner, CR Jalgaon, and CR Bhusaval. Chopda is connected to the road by neighboring cities like Jalgaon(60 km),Amalner(36 km), Yawal(45 km), Shirpur (45 km) etc.
Chopda has an agriculture based economy. Major crops include sugar cane, cotton, bananas and pulses; and sugar, cotton and poultry are processed in the city. It also has several educational institutes and serves as a regional transportation center. City has a other businesses like Gold, cloth markets.
Local tourist sites include the hot springs at Unapdev. According to mythology, it was generated by Lord Rama's arrow to create hot springs which are of medicinal properties to cure skin disease of a sage and is therefore considered a holy site. There are picnic spots around Unapdev. Some other attractions include Chaugaon fort (or Gavali Fort) near Lasur, Nateshwar temple some scenic Satpuda hills and various spots on river Tapti. Rel Maruti Mandir is a temple of Lord Hanuman located 8 km from Chopda on the route to Jalgaon.
The Municipal Council for Chopda was established in 1870.
- Presidents of the Municipal Corporation
|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|
|Shri. Ramanlal Babulal Gujarathi||17-12-1991||17-12-1996|
|Sau. Malubai Digamber Patil||18-12-2001||22-12-2006||Sau.Tarabai Diliprao Patil||26-12-2006||26-10-2007|
|Sau.Kalpana Vilas Jagtap||10-6-2009||26-10.2011|
|Shri. Adv.Sandeep Suresh Patil||26-12-2011||30-06-2014|
- Members of Legislative Assembly
Chandrakant Baliram Sonawane (Shiv Sena) 2014-till now
Jagdish Valvi (NCP) 2009–2014
Kailash 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
Education Ministress, Maharashtra.
- 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)
- Chopda Municipal Corporation Website
- Chopda Education Society's B.Ed. College
- Mahatma Gandhi Shikshan Mandal's Smt. Sharadchandrika Suresh Patil College of Pharmacy Chopda
- Mahatma Gandhi Shikshan Mandal's Art, Science & Commerce College, Chopda.
- Manudevi Temple
- The Chopda Peoples Co.op. Bank Ltd.