|Elevation||262 m (860 ft)|
|• Total||42,200 |
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Nandura is a city municipal council in the Buldhana district, Maharashtra, India. It is the headquarters of Nandura taluka and is situated on the National Highway No. 6 and the Mumbai-Howrah railway line. Nandura is an important city in the Buldhana district. The municipality of Nandura was established during the British Raj in 1931. Nandura is famous for 'Khawa' (condensed milk). The place is major supplier of milk products to all nearby area.
According to 'Mahagovind Sutant' a Budhhist novel, Nandura was established in ancient time. It was capital of 'Assak' kingdom(one of the 16 ancient kingdoms(Mahajanpad) in ancient India(2600 B.C.). Nandura was called as 'Potan' at that time.
According to Aine-Akbari, Nandura was an integral part of Gulshan-e-Berar in the Medieval era, beginning in the Khilji dynasty until the Mughal era. The city remembers various rulers, Saints (Sant) of Maharashtra who ruled on the land and the heart of the people of Nandura. Various links to Peshwas, Peshwe or Peshwa are also found in the history of Nandura. Nawab Amirullah Khan was one of the Nawabs in the late 1800 AD history of Nandura. It relates to Nizams of Deccan also known as Dakkan. When the British invaded India, Nawab's rule ceased. Nandura was under jurisdiction of Akola district. After August 1905, it became the part of Buldhana district.
Nandura is a twin city; Nandura Budruk (Greater Nandura) is separated from the original village of the same name, Nandura Khurd (Little Nandura) by the Dnyanganga River, though the village is officially considered as the part of Nandura itself.actually nandura is form from 5 small villeges named as ahamadpur,mahamadpur,peth,khudavantpur,and rasulpur Nandura has a 105 feet tall statue of Lord Hanuman and a historical place named Ambadevigad.
As of 2001[update] India census, Nandura had a population of nearly 100000 (as on 2020) The gender ratio of males to females was 51:49. Nandura had a literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76%, and female literacy is 62%. A total of 14% of the population were under 6 years of age.
Nandura has oil mills, dal mills, and joining & pressing industry along with handlooms. In older days, Nandura was known for cotton products like ropes, handmade cotton dhoti, and saris, etc. Nandura's milk products like Khava are famous for its quality and taste and is transported daily to several adjoining districts.
Nandura also acts an important trade center in the region. Prominent goods traded include wheat, jowar, pulses, cotton, onion, chili, lemon and several vegetables like Brinjal.
Nandura has educational facilities from preschool to post-graduation level. Some of the institutions are listed below:
- Maulana azad junior collage, nandura
- Mayatai Thakre Junior college, wadali
- Success academy, Nandura
- Majidai Urdu Highschool, Chandur Biswa
- Shivaji high school
- Pundlik Maharaj Senior College
- Bharatiya Dnyanpeeth Vidyalaya
- Kothari D.Ed College
- Inayatia high school and Jr.college
- Inayatiya Girls High School, Nawab Pura, Nandura
- Inayatiya Primary School, Gaibi Nagar, Nandura
- Maulana Azad High School
- Smt. Tulsaibai Ranglalji Zambad Senior College ( B.Sc. & B.Com [Eng. Medium])
- Smt. Tulsibai Ranglalji Zambad VidyaNiketan,(C.B.S.E. affiliated School class 1 to 12 in Buldana Dist.)
- Zambad Kids(Nursery, LKG, UKG)
- Jangli Maharaj semi English convent
- STCI Nandura
- Kothari Madhyamik Kanya Shala
- Kothari Boys High School
- Kothari Junior College
Nandura tehsil is part of Malkapur Sub-Division of Buldhana district, along with Motala and Malkapur tehsils. It has its borders with Malkapur tehsil in the west, Jalgaon Jamod tehsil in the north, Khamgaon and Shegaon tehsils in the east, and Khamgaon and Motala tehsils in the south. Nandura tehsil has an area of 462 square km and consisting of 103 villages with a population of around 1,28,000.
Some of these villages are Chandur Biswa, Wadner, Nimgaon, Takli(Wachpal), Jigaon, Palsoda, Patonda, Mamulwadi, Higana Gavhad, Mominabad, Sawargaon, Sirsodi, Yerali,Belad (Sabe), Alampur, Narakhed, Pimpalkhuta Dhande, Rasulpur, Wadali, Dighi, Khumgaon, Dahigaon, Matoda, sonaj, Danora, Kati, Dahivadi, Potali, Medhali, Wadi, Shegaon, Lonwadi, Malegaon Gond, Wasadi, Khadatgaon, Mahalundi, Jawala Bazar, Takarkhed, Fuli, Khaira, and Shemba, Pimpri Adhao, Kokalwadi, Dighi Wadgaon, Vitali, Nimbola
The 105-feet statue of Lord Hanuman is the main tourist attraction in the town . It is one of the highest Hanuman statue in India. Fourth along with Hanuman Murti located in Shahjahanpur,Uttar Pradesh. It is also mentioned in Limca Book of Records. It is situated on the national highway no. 6. Lord Hanuman is the son of Pawan (Air) and Anjani (the woman of highly spiritual native). Lord Hanuman is called Pawansut (Son of Air) and Anjaniputra (Son of Anjani). About Murti :
- Height:105 ft.
- Chest girth:70 ft.
- Base:30 ft.
- Tail:70 ft.
- Arm:25 ft.
- Mace 30 ft.
- Sole 34 ft.
- Nail of sole:15 ft.
- [census 2011] 
- "The Gazetteers Department - Buldhana". Retrieved 17 March 2010.
- Nizam of Hyderabad
- Hyderabad Deccan railway station
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
- Buldhana district website
- "105 Feet Big Hanuman Statue, Shri Balaji Mandir, Nandura, Buldhana Dist. MH". www.facebook.com. 18 May 2015. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
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