Jalna district

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Jalna district
जालना जिल्हा
district
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Country  India
State Maharashtra
Administrative Division Aurangabad Division
Headquarters Jalna
Area
 • Total 7,612 km2 (2,939 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 1,612,357
 • Density 209/km2 (540/sq mi)
Languages
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Tehsils 1. Jalna 2. Ambad, 3. Bhokardan, 4. Badnapur, 5. Ghansavangi, 6. Partur, 7. Mantha, 8. Jafrabad
LokSabha 1. Jalna (shared with Aurangabad district) 2. Parbhani (shared with Parbhani district)
Website http://jalna.gov.in/

Jalna district (Marathi: जालना जिल्हा) is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in western India. Jalna town is the district headquarters. The district is part of Aurangabad division. The district occupies an area of 7718 km². It has total 970 villages. The district is bounded on the north by Jalgaon district, on the east by Parbhani district and Buldhana district, on the south by Beed district and on the west by Aurangabad district.

The district is known for Jamb village, the birthplace of Samarth Ramdas Swami. The Battle of Assaye was fought on September 23, 1803 near the village of Assaye located near Jafrabad in this district.

Geographical location of the district is 19.01' N - 21.03'N and 75.04'E - 76.04'E.

Geography[edit]

The district is situated at the central Maharashtra, in the North of the Marathwada region, one among its eight districts. The district has moderately to gently sloping undulated topography. The Northern part of the district is occupied by the Ajanta and Satmala hill ranges.

Rivers and lakes[edit]

The Godavari River flows along the southern boundary of the district, from west to east. The Purna River, one of the major tributaries of the Godavari, also flows through the district. The Dudhana, the principal tributary of the Purna, and the Kelana and the Girija, also tributaries of the Purna, as well as the Gulati and the Kundlika—which has been dammed to create the Ghanewadi Reservoir, which provides water to Jalna city—are other rivers draining the district.

History[edit]

Jalna was formerly a part of the Princely State of Hyderabad and after the Indian independence in 1947, became part of Aurangabad district. On 1 May 1981, the new district was formed by carving out Jalna, Bhokardan, Jafrabad and Ambad talukas (Sub-division) of Aurangabad district and Partur taluka of Parbhani district.[citation needed]

Jalna is well known for sweet limes and is called "The City of Sweet Limes" .

Divisions[edit]

The district is divided into two sub-divisions, Jalna and Partur. These are further divided into eight talukas: Jalna, Ambad, Bhokardan, Badnapur, Ghansavangi, Partur, Mantha and Jafrabad. The district was formed during the reign of chief minister Abdul Rehman Antulay.

The district has five constituencies of Maharashtra State Vidhan Sabha ( Legislative Assembly):

While Partur and Ghansawangi are part of Parbhani (Lok Sabha constituency), the other three are part of the Jalna (Lok Sabha constituency).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census,

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Lesotho1,924,886 
  3. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. New Mexico – 2,059,179 
  4. ^ Deo N S (2012). Darul Majanine, Jalna to Institute of Mental Health, Erragadda Hyderabad: The Forgotten History, Research Aaj Tak Vol.1 No.4 (Sept-Dec 2012).

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 19°50′N 75°53′E / 19.833°N 75.883°E / 19.833; 75.883