Mangaon

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Mangaon
Train station sign
Mangaon Railway Station
Mangaon is located in Maharashtra
Mangaon
Mangaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°14′N 73°17′E / 18.233°N 73.283°E / 18.233; 73.283Coordinates: 18°14′N 73°17′E / 18.233°N 73.283°E / 18.233; 73.283
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DivisionKonkan
DistrictRaigad-Alibaug
Government
 • TypeNagar Panchayat
Population
 (2011)
 • Total11,380
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
 • RegionalKonkani, Agri-Koli
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
402104
Telephone code02140
Vehicle registrationMH-06
Nearest cityMumbai (146 km), Pune (121 km), Panjim (450 km)
Literacy75.30%
ClimateHot-humid; heavy rain during monsoon season
Avg. summer temperature35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature20 °C (68 °F)
Websitemaharashtra.gov.in

Mangaon is a small town (and taluka) in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is located in the Raigad district, 80 kilometres (49.7 miles) from Alibaug headquarters, and 119 kilometres (73.9 miles) from the state capital of Mumbai, towards the Panjim side.[1]

Industrial development[edit]

The Vile-Bhagad M.I.D.C. industrial zone, which is located in Mangaon, was previously in a dilapidated state due to a lack of investment. Lately, however, the zone has increased in importance and houses several steel companies, including POSCO LTD. Moreover, Tata Power Ltd.'s hydroelectric project has greatly reduced the need for additional energy generation in the Mangaon Taluka and industrial zones in Raigad.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technical University[edit]

The Dr. Babasaheb technical University, Lonere was established in the Mangaon taluka mainly catering to industrial and technical industries and offers several courses in petroleum and chemical technology. The university primarily attracts students from Konkan, but also from other parts of Maharashtra, including Marathawada, Vidarbha and West Maharashtra, many of whom attend the university to pursue courses such as petrochemical and petroleum chemical engineering which are only taught in a few universities across India.

Konkan Railway[edit]

The development of Mangaon was boosted by the arrival of the Konkan Railway. Mangaon and Roha are the only railway stations near a taluka in Southern Raigad.

Mangaon railway station is the nearest station to Shrivardhan, Dive Agar, Hari-Hareshwar, Mhasala, Tala, Nijampur, Mahad, Raigad and Poladpur. It provides employment for several areas, including Auto-Rickshawala, Minidor, and Taxi-Van drivers who provide transport services from the Mangaon railway station to more remote locations.

Attractions[edit]

Mangad fort lies in the Manjarwane Panchayat area, situated 15 km from the taluka market area of Nijampur. The fort consists of one main gate connected to a set of mountains. Nearby you can find the Kumbhe waterfall.

Raigad fort in Mahad taluka is 22 kilometres from Mangaon, making the town a convenient access point to the fort.

Tirupati temple is also considered highly important and noteworthy place in Mangaon.

The hydroelectric project at Bhira that generates power for the whole taluka is also considered a place of interest for visitors.

Other famous sites of Mangaon:

  • The temple at Kadappa.
  • The sports centre at Khardi.
  • The Ganpati and Mugawali Temples along the river Kaal.
  • The temple of the local goddess Vakdai.
  • Sunil's Celebrity Wax Museum at Lonavala.

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

There are 187 villages in Mangaon taluka,[2] organized into 74 panchayats.[3]

Panchayats[edit]

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  • Ambarle
  • Bamnoli
  • Bhagad
  • Bhale
  • Bhandivli

Borwadi (nivachiwadi)

  • Chandore
  • Chinchavali
  • Dahiwali Kond
  • Dahiwali Tarf Govele
  • Dakhane
  • Degaon
  • Devali
  • Dongroli
  • Gangawali
  • Goregaon
  • Govele
  • Harkol
  • Hodgaon
  • Jite
  • Javali
  • Kadape
  • Kakal
  • kalamaje
  • Karambeli
  • Kavilvahal Kh.
  • Kavilvahal
  • Kharavali
  • Koshimble
  • Koste Kh.
  • Kumbhe
  • Kumshet
  • Kurvade
  • Lakhapale
  • Lonere
  • Lonshi
  • Madhegaon
  • Mangaon
  • Mangrul
  • Manjarwane
  • Maktigaon
  • Morba
  • Muthavali Tarf Tale
  • Nagaon
  • nagaroli
  • Nandavi
  • Nhave
  • Nijampur
  • Nilaj
  • Pahel
  • Palasgaon Bk.
  • Palsap
  • Panalghar Kh
  • Panhalghar Bk.
  • Pansai
  • Patnus
  • Pen Tarf Tale
  • Phalani
  • Potner
  • Purar
  • Ratwad
  • Rawalje
  • Rudrol
  • Sai
  • Saje
  • Sale
  • Salve
  • Sanaswadi
  • Shirawali Tarf. Nijampur
  • Shirsad
  • Surav Tarf. Tale
  • Talashet
  • Talegaon Tarf Goregaon
  • Tol budruk
  • Tol khurd
  • Unegaon
  • Vanimalaikond
  • Vihule
  • Vile
  • Wadawali
  • Wadgaon
  • Warachiwadi
  • Warak
  • Wave Diwali

References[edit]

  1. ^ Māngaon (Approved) at GEOnet Names Server, United States National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
  2. ^ "List of Habitation Directory: Mangaon". Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation.
  3. ^ "Village Panchayat Names of Mangaon, Raigad, Maharashtra". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. Archived from the original on 3 January 2013.