Ellichpur District

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Ellichpur District
अचलपूर जिल्हा

अचलपूर जिला

District of British India


Flag of Ellichpur District


Location of Ellichpur District
Ellichpur District in the Imperial Gazetteer of India
 •  Creation of the district from East Berar 1867
 •  Merged with Amravati district 1905
 •  1901 6,747 km2 (2,605 sq mi)
 •  1901 297,403 
Density 44.1 /km2  (114.2 /sq mi)
Public Domain This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "article name needed". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Ellichpur District is a former district of British India. It encompassed the western portion of present-day Amravati District in Maharashtra state. Ellichpur (Achalpur) was the administrative headquarters of the district.

Ellichpur District had an area of 6,747 km² with a population of 315,616 in 1891, which was reduced to 297,403 in 1901 owing to the 1899-1900 famine.[1]


Ellichpur District was part of the province of Berar, which came under British administration in 1853, although it nominally remained part of the Kingdom of Hyderabad until 1903.[2] Ellichpur was immediately included in East Berar District, which included all of present-day Amravati District, with its administrative headquarters at Amraoti (Amravati). Ellichpur District was created in 1867 when the taluks of Ellichpur, Daryapur, Melghat, and Morsi were separated from East Berar District. Morsi taluk was retransferred to Amraoti after a short time.

Melghat taluk was situated in the Satpura Range, while the taluks of Ellichpur and Daryapur are located on the Payanghat, the central valley of Berar. Ellichpur was the administrative headquarters of Ellichpur Taluk, Daryapur that of Daryapur Taluk, and Chikalda that of Melghat Taluk. The district included six towns, Ellichpur, Paratwada, Anjangaon, Karasgaon, Sirasgaon, and Chandur Bazar. The historic fortress of Gawilgarh was located in Melghat taluk. It was dissolved in August 1905 and merged with Amravati district (Amraoti).

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  1. ^ Hunter, William Wilson, Sir, et al. (1908). Imperial Gazetteer of India, Volume 12, pp 10–18. 1908-1931; Clarendon Press, Oxford.
  2. ^ Olson, James S. and Robert Shadle, eds. Historical Dictionary of the British Empire, Vol. 1. Greenwood Publishing Group, UK 1996. P. 227.

Coordinates: 21°15′N 77°30′E / 21.250°N 77.500°E / 21.250; 77.500