Mangaon

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Mangaon
Raigadnagari
Sub District Town
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
Country India
State Maharashtra
Division Konkan
District Raigad-Alibaug
माणगाव ग्रामपंचायत Upgraded to Nagar Panchayat in 2015
Government
 • Type Nagar Panchayat
 • Body माणगाव नगर पंचायत
Population
 • Total 13,373
Languages
 • Official Marathi
 • Regional Konkani, Agri-Koli
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 402104
Telephone code 02140
Vehicle registration MH-06
Nearest city Mumbai (146 km), Pune (121 km), Panjim (450 km)
Literacy 75.30%
Climate Hot-humid; heavy rain during monsoon season
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)
Website maharashtra.gov.in

Mangaon is a small town (and taluka) in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, India. It is located in the Raigad district, 92 kilometres (57.2 miles) from Alibaug headquarters, and 146 kilometres (90.7 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. However, it has gained importance in recent times. It houses various steel companies, including POSCO LTD. Tata Power Ltd.'s hydroelectric project 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 Technological University, Lonere was established in Mangaon taluka, catering to industrial and technical industries. It introduced several courses in petroleum and chemical technology into rural areas. Apart from Konkan, students from other parts of Maharashtra like Marathawada Vidarbha and West Maharashtra attend the university to pursue courses like petro-chemical 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 is the nearest railway station for Shrivardhan, Dive Agar, Hari-Hareshwar, Mhasala, Tala, Nijampur, Mahad, Raigad and Poladpur; hence, it provides employment for several groups, including Auto-Rickshawala, Minidor, and Taxi-Van drivers, who can reach distant places like Mahad, Shrivardhan, etc. from Mangaon railway station.

Transport[edit]

MSRTC[edit]

Mangaon has its own MSRTC Bus Depot, located along NH-66 Panvel-Kochi Highway. Buses departing from Shrivardhan Depot and Mahad Depot exclusively stop at Mangaon. Buses from the Mangaon depot depart from either Goregaon or the old Mangaon bus stand.

Mangaon is the split point for buses heading down towards Konkan from Mumbai. Buses heading to Dapoli-Mandangad, Shrivardhan-Mhasala, Mahad-Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar, and Khed-Chiplun-Ratnagiri/Panjim change their routes according to their respective destinations.

Attractions[edit]

Mangad fort is 15 km from the taluka market area of Nijampur, and lies in the Manjarwane Panchayat area. The fort consists of one main gate connected to a chain of mountains. Kumbhe waterfall is nearby.

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

Tirupati temple is a special place in Mangaon that is considered highly important.

The hydroelectric project at Bhira is a place of interest for visitors interested in industry. It generates power for the whole taluka.

Mangaon is also famous for:

· 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.

Administrative subdivisions[edit]

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

Panchayats[edit]

  • Ambarle
  • Bamnoli
  • Bhagad
  • Bhale
  • Bbhandivli

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.