Malegaon

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Malegaon
City
Malegaon
PowerLoom
Malegaon Fort
Malegaon Marathi
Malegaon Marathi
Malegaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°33′N 74°33′E / 20.55°N 74.55°E / 20.55; 74.55Coordinates: 20°33′N 74°33′E / 20.55°N 74.55°E / 20.55; 74.55
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictNashik
TalukaMalegaon
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • BodyMalegaon Municipal Corporation
 • MLADadaji Bhuse, SS
Area
 • Total33.56 km2 (12.96 sq mi)
Elevation
438 m (1,437 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
423203 (City and Soygaon) & 423105 (for Camp area)
Vehicle registrationMH-41

Malegaon is a city and a municipal corporation in Nashik District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is situated on the bank of Mosam River.

History[edit]

Malegaon (previously Maligaon[1]) at the confluence of the Mausam (previously Moosy[1]) and Girna rivers. On the road linking Mumbai and Agra – now National Highway-3(NH3), it used to be a small junction known as Maliwadi (hamlet of gardens).

Geography[edit]

Malegaon is at the confluence of the Girna and Mausam rivers, at elevation of 438 metres (1437 feet) at 18°25′N 77°32′E / 18.42°N 77.53°E / 18.42; 77.53.[2]

It is 280 km northeast of the state capital Mumbai. It has good connectivity with nearby cities like Nashik, Manmad, Mumbai and Dhule.

Roads:

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Malegaon (1981–2010, extremes 1901–2008)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 36.0
(96.8)
40.1
(104.2)
45.6
(114.1)
44.6
(112.3)
46.7
(116.1)
44.4
(111.9)
39.4
(102.9)
37.2
(99.0)
39.0
(102.2)
40.9
(105.6)
39.4
(102.9)
36.8
(98.2)
46.7
(116.1)
Average high °C (°F) 30.5
(86.9)
32.9
(91.2)
37.0
(98.6)
40.0
(104.0)
40.4
(104.7)
35.9
(96.6)
31.1
(88.0)
29.6
(85.3)
31.3
(88.3)
33.4
(92.1)
31.9
(89.4)
30.7
(87.3)
33.7
(92.7)
Average low °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
12.1
(53.8)
16.3
(61.3)
20.2
(68.4)
23.3
(73.9)
23.5
(74.3)
22.7
(72.9)
21.8
(71.2)
21.0
(69.8)
18.5
(65.3)
14.5
(58.1)
11.3
(52.3)
18.0
(64.4)
Record low °C (°F) 0.6
(33.1)
−0.6
(30.9)
5.6
(42.1)
9.4
(48.9)
15.0
(59.0)
15.6
(60.1)
17.4
(63.3)
15.6
(60.1)
14.2
(57.6)
7.5
(45.5)
5.6
(42.1)
2.6
(36.7)
−0.6
(30.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 4.1
(0.16)
0.5
(0.02)
2.6
(0.10)
4.0
(0.16)
16.0
(0.63)
105.3
(4.15)
126.8
(4.99)
103.1
(4.06)
126.6
(4.98)
59.6
(2.35)
15.7
(0.62)
6.3
(0.25)
570.4
(22.46)
Average rainy days 0.4 0.1 0.3 0.5 1.4 5.4 7.4 6.5 6.9 3.3 1.0 0.4 33.8
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 30 24 18 17 23 48 64 69 64 44 37 36 40
Source: India Meteorological Department[3][4]

Agriculture[edit]

Villages near Malegaon and towards Satana, Nampur, Sonaj, Talwade and Vadel are indulged into agriculture and major producers of onions. Pomegranate is another crop of commercial importance that is cultivated by farmers in nearby pockets. Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) of Malegaon has a front office at Malegaon and research farm at Vadel.[5] There is also a campus of Mahatma Gandhi Vidyamandir's H. H. Sri Sri Murlidhara Swamiji College of Agriculture and H. H. Sri Sri Murlidhara Swamiji College of Horticulture in the Malegaon Camp area.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Religions in Malegaon (2011)[7]
Religion Percent
Muslims
78.95%
Hindus
18.50%
Buddhists
1.42%
Jains
0.82%
Others†
0.31%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.04%), Christians (<0.10%).

As of 2011 India census,[8] Malegaon city had urban/metropolitan population of 481,228. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Malegaon has an average literacy rate of 70.54%: Male literacy is 74.25% and female literacy is 66.63%. About 15.41% of the population is under 6 years of age.[9]

In Malegaon City Islam is the most popular religion with approximately 379,927 (78.95%) following it. 89,011 (18.50%) of the population following Hindu religion. Buddhism is followed by 6,830 (1.42%) and Jainism 3,933 (0.82).[9]

78.23% of the population spoke Urdu, 16.76% Marathi, 1.77% Hindi and 1.03% Khandeshi as their first language.[10]

Education[edit]

Bomb blast[edit]

On 29 September 2008, three bombs exploded in the States of Gujarat and Maharashtra killing eight people and injuring 80. Three of the arrested suspects were identified as Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur,[11][12] Shiv Narayan Gopal Singh Kalsanghra, and Shyam Bhawarlal Sahu. All three were produced before the Chief Judicial Magistrate's court in Nashik, which remanded them to custody till 3 November.[13] On 28 October, the Shiv Sena, came out in support of the accused saying that the arrests were political in nature.[citation needed], Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackeray, propounded a potential conflict of interest in political rivalry as the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) controlled the relevant ministry.[14] The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has found evidence against Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and it has recommended the court to act against all charges against her which was proven incorrect.[15]

The Indian Army officer Prasad Shrikant Purohit was also accused of being involved in the blast.[16]

MLAs[edit]

MLAs from Malegaon Constituency for Maharashtra Assembly:

All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen

MLAs from Malegaon Outer Constituency for Maharashtra Assembly:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Wright, George Newenham (1837). "A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer". G.N. Wright, 1837. See entry for MULLIGAUM, p216.
  2. ^ "Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Malegaon". Fallingrain.com. Retrieved 28 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Station: Malegaon Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 467–468. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M145. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 9 April 2020.
  5. ^ "Krishi Vigyan Kendra".
  6. ^ "H. H. Sri Sri Murlidhara Swamiji College of Agriculture".
  7. ^ "C-16 Population By Religion - Maharashtra". census.gov.in.
  8. ^ "Malegaon Taluka Population Nashik, Maharashtra, List of Villages & Towns in Malegaon Taluka".
  9. ^ a b "Malegaon Taluka Population Nashik, Maharashtra, List of Villages & Towns in Malegaon Taluka".
  10. ^ "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Maharashtra". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  11. ^ "Arrests of framed 'Hindu terrorists' embarasses BJP". Hindustan Times. 28 October 2008. Archived from the original on 5 January 2014. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  12. ^ "Sadhvi in jail for Malegaon blast". The Times of India. 25 October 2008. Archived from the original on 4 November 2012. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  13. ^ "Front Page : Malegaon blast; three remanded to custody". The Hindu. 25 October 2008. Archived from the original on 26 October 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  14. ^ "Real masterminds still at large, sadhvi Pragya a victim: Sena — Mumbai — City". The Times of India. 28 October 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2013.
  15. ^ "NIA set to drop case against Sadhvi Pragya, others arrested by MP Police". 27 December 2013.
  16. ^ "Malegaon blast: ATS says Purohit main conspirator". The Indian Express. 20 January 2009. Retrieved 9 March 2013.

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