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For the lake in Pakistan, see Lake Manchar.
Manchar is located in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°00′N 73°56′E / 19.0°N 73.93°E / 19.0; 73.93Coordinates: 19°00′N 73°56′E / 19.0°N 73.93°E / 19.0; 73.93
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Elevation 682 m (2,238 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 13,793
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Manchar is a census town in Ambegaon taluka of Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.


Manchar is located at 19°00′N 73°56′E / 19.0°N 73.93°E / 19.0; 73.93.[1] It has an average elevation of 682 metres (2237 feet).


Manchar (Taluka–Ambegaon, Dist Pune) is a market place on Pune -Nasik Road and Pune Bhimashankar( Near Ghodegaon) Road.


As of 2001 India census,[3] Manchar had a population of 13,793. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Manchar has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 66%. In Manchar, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

This town was under control of Sardar Holkar (Indore, M.P.) Till today there is an old building constructed with clay and calcium, called as Holkar-wada near Kazipura. The Shriram temple near Weekly Bazaar place, was constructed by Sardar Holkar, and Shaligram (Kulkarni) family of Manchar was appointed by Sardar Holkar for daily Puja and attendance. The Indore state was sending a yearly grant for the temple till c. 1960 . There is a trust of this temple. The Shaligram( Kulkarni) family is staying since 1350. The first person of this family was Shri. Keshav alias Shri. Gangadharpant. Now majority of these families have shifted to Pune. The place has ancient references. The horse of Babhruvahan, Tapaneshwar Temple and nearby well dug by Pandvas, are some of the ancient proofs. In the ancient time Manchar was on the commercial (high)way of Paithan to Junnar. For the travelers on this road, a drinking water well was constructed by a prominent person Shri, Ladideo of Manchar in 1344. These remarks are still appearing on a Sheela-Lekh carved on walls of (present) sweeming-well [ Pohonyaachi Baarav] in weekly market area. Manchar is a market place. Due to nearness of Pune, Mumbai the place has agricultural, commercial, and industrial importance.


  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Manchar
  2. ^ "Foreca". Foreca. 
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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