Jalkot

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Jalkot
village
Jalkot is located in Maharashtra
Jalkot
Jalkot
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°37′45″N 77°10′52″E / 18.62917°N 77.18111°E / 18.62917; 77.18111Coordinates: 18°37′45″N 77°10′52″E / 18.62917°N 77.18111°E / 18.62917; 77.18111
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Latur
Taluka Jalkot
Elevation 646 m (2,119 ft)
Languages
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 413532
Telephone code +02471
Vehicle registration MH 24
Lok Sabha constituency Latur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Udgir
Literacy 67%

Jalkot is a village and headquarters for Jalkot Taluka in Latur Division of Latur District in the Indian state of Maharashtra.[1]

The place is famous for its Mahadeo Temple. Place is surrounded by 3 mountains of Balaghat ranges, in winter place looks like a heaven. It is also famous for sunset. The government offices in the town are the telephone exchange, MSEB office, the police station, tehsil office (panchayat samiti), a good number of schools and colleges.

History[edit]

During the 1947 "Hyderabad Police Action" there was a brief battle outside of Jalkot where a Hyderabad Army artillery field piece was captured.[2]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2001 Indian census, the village of Jalkot had 7,912 inhabitants, with 4,097 males (51.8%) and 3,815 females (48.2%), for a ratio of 931 females per 1000 males.[3]

Education[edit]

Various schools are:

  • Zilha parishad high school and kanya shala and other schools.
  • junior college is Gurudatt Mahavidyalaya.
  • There are 4 D-Ed colleges in city, these are mahatma phule adhyapak vidhyalay, S.B.kalkote adhyapak vidhyalay and Engineering institute, Tirupati adhyapak vidhyalay, and Sambhaji kendre adhyapak vidhyalay.

Temples[edit]

Beautiful Balaji Temple is the new attraction of the town. Devotee's around the town are rushing to the place for God Tirupati darshan and they have great faith in god. Balaji idols are pretty much attractive. Vithoba & Rukhmini Temple

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jalkot (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ Sandhu, Gurcharn Singh (1987). The Indian cavalry: history of the Indian Armoured Corps, Volume II. New Delhi: Vision Books. p. 266. ISBN 978-81-7094-004-3. 
  3. ^ "Census 2001 Population Finder: Maharashtra: Latur: Jalkot: Jalkot". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.