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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 71,863
 • Official Marathi, Ahirani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

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


Chopda is located at 21°15′N 75°11′E / 21.25°N 75.18°E / 21.25; 75.18[1] 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[edit]

Arts Science and Commerce College Chopda
Pratap Vidya Mandir Chopda

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,Clara school, 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. Pankaj Global Public School is first CBSE granted school in the city of Chopda School have lots of high quality staff and all other necessary thing it is best CBSE school in Chopda.


Chopda has a population of 271863 (According to ). 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, Pawara.barela, Bhilau, Hindi, and English.[citation needed]


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.


City has several ancient temples like Hareshwar,Ram Mandir,Jabare Ram Mandir,Shani Mandir,Krishna Mandir,Bavani Mandir 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 other businesses like Gold, cloth markets mainly on MG road.

Tourist places[edit]

Unapdev hot springs
Kargil Chowk Chopda
Rail Maruti Mandir, near Vele, Chopda

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, Nageshwar 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 dharangaon. Aner Dam is also a tourist site which is 20 km from he city. It is an old dam created on river Aner.

Municipal corporation[edit]

The Municipal Council for Chopda was established in 1870.

Presidents of the Municipal Corporation
Name of Councilors From Date To Date
Tahasildar 1916 1918
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

Notable politicians[edit]

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)

  • Jagannath Damu Patil (NCP)

Chairman-Krushi Utpanna Bazar Samiti Chopda (from 2015)


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