Jalna district

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Jalna district
Country India
Administrative DivisionAurangabad Division
 • Total7,612 km2 (2,939 sq mi)
 • Total1,959,046
 • Density209/km2 (540/sq mi)
 • OfficialMarathi, Hindi, and English
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
ISO 3166 codeIN-MH
Tehsils1. Jalna 2. Ambad, 3. Bhokardan, 4. Badnapur, 5. Ghansavangi, 6. Partur, 7. Mantha, 8. Jafrabad
Lok Sabha1. Jalna (shared with Aurangabad district) 2. Parbhani (shared with Parbhani district)

Jalna district 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 is situated in central Maharashtra, in the north of the Marathwada region—one of eight districts—as part Aurangabad division, and 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 occupies an area of 7,718 square kilometres (2,980 sq mi). The range of geographical latitudes and longitudes of the district is from 19.01' N to 21.03'N and from 75.04'E to 76.04'E, with gently to moderately sloping 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.


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

Jalna was formerly a part of the Princely State of Hyderabad. After Indian independence in 1947, it became part of Aurangabad district. On 1 May 1981, the present district was formed from Jalna, Bhokardan, Jafrabad and Ambad talukas of Aurangabad district and Partur taluka of Parbhani district.[2]


The district was formed during the term of chief minister Abdul Rehman Antulay. 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. There is a total of 970 villages in the district.

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).


According to the 2011 census,

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 76.16% of the population in the district spoke Marathi, 13.14% Hindi, 9.16% Urdu and 0.89% Telugu as their first language.[6]

Notable people[edit]

  • Badrinarayan Ramulal Barwale (1931 – 24 July 2017) is widely regarded as the father of the Indian seeds industry, who revolutionised farming practices by producing cheaper and higher-yield seeds in the Marathwada region of India.
  • Raosaheb Danve (born 18 March 1955) represents Bhartiya Janata Party in 17th Lok Sabha and is a Minister of State Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Modi 2.0 Government formed on 30 May 2019
  • Arjun Khotkar is a Shiv Sena politician from Jalna district, Marathwada. He is current Member of Legislative Assembly from Jalna (Vidhan Sabha constituency), Maharashtra, India as a member of Shiv Sena.
  • Santosh Danve is an Indian politicitian from Maharashtra. He is the youngest member of the 13th Maharashtra Legislative Assembly and belongs to the Bhartiya Janata Party.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  2. ^ "Introduction". Jalna district. Retrieved 25 March 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Lesotho1,924,886
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 19 October 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2011. New Mexico – 2,059,179
  6. ^ 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  7. ^ 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).

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