Jalgaon

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Jalgaon
City
Jalgaon is located in Maharashtra
Jalgaon
Jalgaon
Coordinates: 20°59′53″N 75°34′00″E / 20.997984°N 75.566711°E / 20.997984; 75.566711Coordinates: 20°59′53″N 75°34′00″E / 20.997984°N 75.566711°E / 20.997984; 75.566711
Country India
State Maharashtra
Region Khandesh
District Jalgaon
Government
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Body JMC
Area
 • Total 68 km2 (26 sq mi)
Population (2017)
 • Total 425,000
 • Rank India : 101th
Maharashtra : 13th
 • Density 6,300/km2 (16,000/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Jalgaonkar
Language
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 00-91-257
Vehicle registration MH 19
Website www.jalgaon.nic.in

Jalgaon (About this sound pronunciation ) is a city in western India, north of Maharashtra in Jalgaon district and in the agricultural region of Khandesh. Jalgaon has a municipal corporation, and had 460,468 residents at the 2011 census. It is 59 km (37 mi) from the Ajanta Caves. Jalgaon, in a Central Railway zone, can be reached by National Highway 6 and has an airport.

The city, with industrial areas, schools, hospitals, shopping malls and residential areas, has communications and transport infrastructures. Known as Banana City, it contributes about half of Maharashtra's banana production.[1]

Geography[edit]

Climate data for Jalgaon (1961-1990)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 30.5
(86.9)
33.3
(91.9)
37.9
(100.2)
41.7
(107.1)
42.7
(108.9)
38.2
(100.8)
33.1
(91.6)
31.0
(87.8)
32.9
(91.2)
35.0
(95)
32.7
(90.9)
30.1
(86.2)
34.92
(94.88)
Average low °C (°F) 12.1
(53.8)
14.0
(57.2)
18.8
(65.8)
24.3
(75.7)
27.0
(80.6)
25.9
(78.6)
24.2
(75.6)
23.5
(74.3)
22.9
(73.2)
19.4
(66.9)
15.4
(59.7)
12.6
(54.7)
20.01
(68.01)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 3.1
(0.122)
5.8
(0.228)
6.0
(0.236)
2.5
(0.098)
8.0
(0.315)
134.2
(5.283)
210.8
(8.299)
217.7
(8.571)
93.9
(3.697)
35.2
(1.386)
19.6
(0.772)
12.4
(0.488)
749.2
(29.495)
Source: Climatological Table
Jalgaon
Climate chart (explanation)
J F M A M J J A S O N D
 
 
8.9
 
 
30
13
 
 
3.1
 
 
33
14
 
 
4.1
 
 
38
19
 
 
0
 
 
41
24
 
 
11
 
 
43
27
 
 
129
 
 
38
26
 
 
250
 
 
31
24
 
 
164
 
 
31
24
 
 
149
 
 
32
23
 
 
37
 
 
34
19
 
 
22
 
 
32
15
 
 
7.4
 
 
30
12
Average max. and min. temperatures in °C
Precipitation totals in mm
Source: Jalgaon Weather

Jalgaon has an average elevation of 209 m (686 ft).Jalgaon is also known as Khandesh.The Girna River flows north, west of the city. It is connected by rail with Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Delhi, Howrah and Ahmedabad. Jalgaon is on Asian Highway 46-National Highway 6, connecting it with Surat and Kolkata via Nagpur. The Ajanta Caves are about 55 km (34 mi) south of the city, and the Yaval Wildlife Sanctuary is about 32 km (20 mi) north.

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Jalgaon
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
76.12 %
Muslims
  
18.27%
Buddhists
  
3.21%
Jains
  
1.71%
Christians
  
0.23%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

In the 2011 Indian census,[2] Jalgaon had a population of 460,468. According to the 2001 census, males constituted 52 percent of the population and females 48 percent. Jalgaon has an average literacy rate of 76 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent. Male literacy is 80 percent, and female literacy 71 percent. Thirteen percent of the population is under six years of age.

Business[edit]

The city is one of the world's largest pulse (dal) milling centres. It has several jewellery manufacturers, and is in a cotton-producing region. With over 500 pharmacies, chemists and drugstores, Jalgaon has the highest number of pharmacies for a city of its size in India.[3]

Connections[edit]

Air[edit]

Jalgaon Airport, at Kusumba (about six km from the city) has been upgraded by the AAI and was inaugurated on 23 March 2012 by Indian President Pratibha Patil.[4] The central government announced that Jalgaon airport will start domestic air service before September 2017.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banana republic Jalgaon bears fruit". Indian Express. 18 June 2004. Retrieved 3 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "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. 
  3. ^ Medicine India. "List of Pharmacies, Chemists, Drugstores in Jalgaon". 
  4. ^ "President inaugurates Jalgaon airport". Newstrackindia.com. 23 March 2012. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "UDAN to provide wings to five airports in Maharashtra". timesofindia.com. 20 March 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017. 

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