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This article is about the Jamkhed city in Ahmednagar district, Maharashtra, India. For the tehsil in Ahmednagar district, see Jamkhed tehsil.
Jamkhed is located in Maharashtra
Jamkhed is located in India
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°43′N 75°19′E / 18.72°N 75.32°E / 18.72; 75.32Coordinates: 18°43′N 75°19′E / 18.72°N 75.32°E / 18.72; 75.32
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Ahmednagar
Elevation 590 m (1,940 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 34,017
Demonym(s) Jamkhedkar
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Jamkhed is a census town in Ahmednagar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is on the Ahmednagar-Beed State Highway, 78 kilometres from Ahmednagar. Postal code is 413201.


Jamkhed is located at 18°43′N 75°19′E / 18.72°N 75.32°E / 18.72; 75.32.[1] It has an average elevation of 590 metres (1935 feet).


As of 2011 India census Jamkhed had a population of 34,017. Males constitute 52.7% of the population and females 47.3%. Jamkhed has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 63%. In Jamkhed, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.



Shri Nagesh Vidhalaya

L.N. Hoshing high School

Navin Marathi Primary school

Shemford Futuristic School

Chate Kids

Lord Mahavir English school

Kids English Medium School (Beed Road)

Jamkhed Public School

Savitribai Phule English School


Shri Nagesh Junior College

L.N. Hoshing Junior College

Jamkhed Mahavidyalaya

Rajmata Jijau High School And Junior College

Typewriting institutes[edit]

Gajanan Typewriting Institute

Bharat Typewriting Institute

Coaching Classes[edit]

Ware Patil Career Academy

= Computer Classes[edit]

Ganesh computer


The village Chondi, the birthplace of Punyashlok Rajmata Ahilyadevi Holkar, is in this taluka. The state government of Maharashtra has decided to develop Chondi as a national memorial.

The Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed, was started by doctors Rajanikant and Mabelle Arole in 1970. This project resulted in a Magsaysay Award for Rajanikant Arole and his late wife Mabelle Arole. The C.R.H.P. has been a catalyst for social change and positive transformation in Jamkhed and the surrounding villages ever since. The approach is known as comprehensive community-based primary health care. The project promotes primary health care around the world and offers trainings nationally and internationally. The Jamkhed model of primary health care focuses on giving the health of people into their own hands.

A historical fort at Kharda is a historical tourist attraction. It commemorates the Battle of Kharda fought between the Maratha Confederacy under the Peshwa at Poona and the Nizam of Hyderabad, in 1795. The Nizam was defeated in the battle and was Maratha's last battle. The fort is at ground level and still in good condition. Sultanraje Nimbalkar was the last ruler of this fort.

Rameshwar, a holy place near Jamkhed, which having some mythological importance since the time of Ramayana. In Shravan (August) the place is crowded with visitors and the villagers for prayers and for enjoying a pleasant waterfall.


Jamkhed hosts the popular annual Nag Panchami fair in July or August.

Jamkhed is the home of famous Marathi film producer and humourist Ramdas Futane, who produced films such as Samanaa (1975), directed by Jabbar Patel and written by playwright Vijay Tendulkar. Futane also produced and directed Sarvasakshi (1978) based on mass murder case of Manvat. Both films were shot in and around Jamkhed.

Jamkhed has water supply under gravity from Bhutwada Talaw which was on the higher level than town.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Jamkhed