|Area||64,590 km2 (24,940 sq mi)|
|Density (per km²)||354|
Marathwada (IPA:Marāṭhvāḍā) is one of the South regions in Indian state of Maharashtra. The region coincides with the Aurangabad Division of Maharashtra. It borders the states of Karnataka and Telangana, and it lies to the east of the Vidarbha and Khandesh regions of Maharashtra. The largest city of Marathwada is Aurangabad. Its people speak Marathi and Dakhini.
The term Marathwada means the house of Marathi people, that is land occupied by the Marathi-speaking population of the former Hyderabad state during the period of Nizam rule. The term can be traced to 18th century state records of the Nizam of Hyderabad.
Cities and districts
Its district areas are:
There is purposed for two renew district Udgir and Ambejogai.
- Ajanta caves
- Ellora caves
- Udgir Fort
- Hazur Sahib Nanded
- Bibi Ka Maqbara
- Dharashiv Caves
- Aundha Nagnath
- Deogiri fort / *Daulatabad
- Grishneshwar temple
Marathwada has four government medical colleges, situated at Aurangabad, Latur, Nanded and Ambajogai. It also has three major universities, being Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University at Aurangabad, Marathwada Agricultural University at Parbhani, and Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University at Nanded.Swami Ramanad teerth Marathwada University Sub Center, Latur, Latur is Education hub of Maharashtra, Latur Pattern hasover 1 lakh students to prepare for NEET and IIT JEE.
Marathwada Statutory Development Board
Suicide of farmers
According to government records, 422 farmers in Marathwada committed suicide in 2014. This was because of their inability to bear crop losses and a financial quandary made acute by water scarcity and an agrarian crisis. 2014 was the third consecutive year of low rainfall, and when rainfall did occur it was sometimes untimely and damaged crops. Of the 422 suicides, 252 cases were due to an inability to repay agricultural loans.There have been more than 117 farmer suicides in the first two months of 2017. 
- Marathwada is not separate political or administrative entity so there is no reference of population by name of "Marathwada", population has been calculated by adding population of 8 districts of Marathwada.
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- Cane cultivation leaving Marathwada bone dry: Study -The Times of India
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