Nagpur division

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Nagpur division
नागपूर विभाग
Location of Nagpur Division in Maharashtra
Location of Nagpur Division in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 21°09′36″N 79°04′48″E / 21.16000°N 79.08000°E / 21.16000; 79.08000Coordinates: 21°09′36″N 79°04′48″E / 21.16000°N 79.08000°E / 21.16000; 79.08000
Country India
State Maharashtra
Districts 1. Bhandara, 2. Chandrapur, 3. Gadchiroli, 4. Gondia, 5. Nagpur, 6. Wardha
Area
 • Total 51,336 km2 (19,821 sq mi)
 • Under irrigation 4,820 km2 (1,860 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,665,939
Literacy 75.90%

Nagpur Division is one of six administrative divisions of Maharashtra State in India. Nagpur is the most eastern division in the state, with an administrative headquarters in the city of Nagpur. It covers 51,336 km² (19,821 mi²). The Amravati and Nagpur divisions make up the region of Vidarbha.

History[edit]

Nagpur Division was created in 1861, when the Central Provinces administrative division of British India was created by merging the Nagpur Province and the Saugor and Nerbudda Territories. Before 1861, Nagpur Division had been part of Nagpur Province, which had been created after the Nagpur kingdom was annexed by the British in 1853 by means of the Doctrine of lapse.[1] The British Nagpur Division included the current districts as well as Balaghat District, currently part of Madhya Pradesh.[2]

After Indian Independence, The Central Provinces and Berar (Amravati Division) became the new state of Madhya Pradesh. The Indian states were reorganised along linguistic lines in 1956, and on 1 November Nagpur and Amravati Divisions were transferred to Bombay State, while Balaghat District remained in Madhya Pradesh. The Marathi-speaking portion of Bombay State became Maharashtra State in 1960.

Administration, Districts and Talukas[edit]

Nagpur Division has 6 districts. Following table shows the districts of Nagpur Division and their tahsils :

Districts, Sub-Divisions and Talukas in Nagpur Division
Name of Division
(Headquarter)
Sr. No. Districts Administration Sub-Division Taluka Source
Nagpur Division
HQ=Nagpur
Districts=6
SubDivisions=31
Talukas=64
1. Bhandara district HQ-Bhandara
Sub-Divisions-3
Taluka-7
Bhandara District website
Tumsar
Sakoli
2. Chandrapur District HQ-Chandrapur
Sub-Divisions-8
Taluka-15
Chandrapur District website
Ballarpur
Mul
Gondpimpri
Warora
Chimur
Rajura
Bramhapuri
3. Gadchiroli District HQ-Gadchiroli
Sub-Divisions-6
Taluka-12
Gadchiroli District website
Chamorshi
Aheri
Etapalli
Desaiganj/(Wadasa)
Kurkheda
4. Gondia District HQ-Gondia
Sub-Divisions-4
Taluka-8
Gondia District website
Tiroda
Deori
Arjuni Morgaon
5. Nagpur District HQ-Nagpur
Sub-Divisions-7
Taluka-14
Nagpur City District website
Nagpur Rural
Mauda
Umred
Ramtek
Saoner
Katol
6. Wardha District HQ-Wardha
Sub-Divisions-3
Taluka-8
Wardha District website
Arvi
Hinganghat
Total Districts= 6 Total Sub-Divisions = 31 Total Talukas = 64

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ History; Gazetteer, 1966
  2. ^ Hunter, William Wilson, Sir, et al. (1908). Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908-1931; Clarendon Press, Oxford