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|Nickname(s): The Red Rose City|
|• Type||Municipal Council|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Morshi (Marathi:मोर्शी ) is a town in Amravati district of Maharashtra. Morshi is located towards 55 km north-east from Amravati. Situated very close to Madhya Pradesh Border, in scenic southern foothills of Satpura ranges, Morshi and surrounding region is also known for cultivation of famous Nagpur oranges.
Morshi is an important sub-district (Tehsil) in Amravati district. Morshi town is a sub-district head quarter. Sub-district administration is run by Sub-Divisinal officer from IAS. The revenue administration is run by Tehsildar. Other important government establishment in Morshi are - Civil and Criminal court, Police Station.
Local administration is run by a Morshi Nagar Parishad, a city council.
As per 2011India census, Morshi had a population of 37,333 of which 19,031 were males while 18,302 were females of the total population. Population of children with age 0-6 was 3806 which was 10.19% of total population.
In Morshi, Female sex ratio is of 962 against state average of 929. Moreover, child sex ratio is around 1000 compared to Maharashtra state average of 894. Out of the total population of Morshi, Schedule Cast (SC) constitutes 9.67% while Schedule Tribe (ST) were 5.24%. Literacy rate of Morshi city is 90.60% higher than state average of 82.34%. Out of which male literacy is around 93.46% while female literacy rate is 87.61%.
Morshi muncilpal council has total administration over 8,268 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewarage. It is also authorise to build roads within municipal council limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction.
Places of attraction
- Upper Wardha Dam constructed on the river Wardha.
- Nisarg Paryatan Kendra, Morshi.
- Salbardi: Shiva temple located in Satpura mountains
- Bhorkup: Amba devi temple located in Satpura mountains
- "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 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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