Map of Maharashtra with Nandurbar highlighted in blue
|• Total||5,035 km2 (1,944 sq mi)|
|• Density||260/km2 (700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|ISO 3166 code||IN-MH-NB|
|Sex ratio||975 ♂/♀|
Nandurbar is an administrative district in the northwest corner of Maharashtra state in India . On 1 July 1998 Dhule was bifurcated as two separate districts now known as Dhule and Nandurbar. The district headquarters are located at Nandurbar city. The district occupies an area of 5035 km2 and has a population of 1,648,295 of which 16.71% were urban (as of 2011).
Nandurbar district is bounded to the south and south-east by Dhule district, to the west and north is the state of Gujarat, to the north and north-east is the state of Madhya Pradesh. The northern boundary of the district is defined by the great Narmada river.
Ranjana Sonawane of Tembhli village and rushil in Nandurbar district became first citizen of India to get twelve (12) digit Unique Identification on 29 September 2010. The unique identification or Aadhaar is ambitious project of the central government of India to provide unique identification to its billion plus citizens.
There is one Lok Sabha [01 ] constituency in the district which is Nandurbar (ST) reserved for ST. There are four Maharashtra Assembly seats namely Akkalkuwa (ST), Shahada (ST), Nandurbar (ST), Nawapur (ST).
The district was part of the Khandesh district with Dhule and Jalgaon till July 1998. According to some, khandesh means the country of Lord Krishna. The ancient name of this region is Rasika, when Nandurbar was also called Nandanagri after the name of its king Nandaraja.
The district is also rich with mythological accounts of the Ramayana, where the region is referred to as ‘Krushik’.
The region is linked to various rulers of the time including Chalukyas, Vartakas and Yadavas.
Prior to Mughal era, Khandesh formed the southern boundary of the Tughlaq Empire.
Due to its strategic location at the ends of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, Nandurbar kept shifting into different power regimes. After the Mughal Empire's decline, the Marathas took control of Khandesh and subsequently on 3 June 1818 the Maratha Peshwa surrendered Khandesh to the British rule.
Nandurbar had its own share in the Indian struggle for independence. It was here that during the Quit India Movement of 1942 Shirish Kumar, a mere boy of 15 years, lost his life by a gun shot. A small memorial has been erected in memory of Shirish Kumar in the square where he shed his blood.
As of 2001[update] India census, Nandurbar District had a population of 1,309,135, being 50.62% male and 49.38% female. Nandurbar District has an average literacy rate of 46.63%: male literacy is 55.11%, and female literacy is 37.93%.
According to the 2011 census Nandurbar district has a population of 1,648,295, roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau or the US state of Idaho. This gives it a ranking of 304th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 276 inhabitants per square kilometre (710/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 25.5%. Nandurbar has a sex ratio of 972 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 64.38%.
Languages spoken include Ahirani, Gujar, a Kandeshi tongue with approximately 780,000 speakers, similar to Marathi and Bhili. and Pauri Bareli, a Bhil language with approximately 175 000 speakers, written in the Devanagari script.
Transport and Communication
- Total railway Lines length :90 km
- No of villages connected by road
- 12 Months :671
- Temporary :262
- Total length of the roads :4338 km
- Total length of National Highway :44 km
- Total length of State
- Nandurbar District has 1354 primary schools with 4497 teachers teaching 1,59,502 students; that comes to 36 students per teacher.
- Around 257 secondary schools with 2765 teachers teaching 1,31,554 students, and no of students per teacher comes to 48.
- Government Polytecnic Nandurbar with four branches Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, & Mechanical Engineering with intake capacity of 60 seats each. Having highly qualified and experienced staff for more details visit our website (ref.7).
- Total colleges for higher studies, including medical and engineering, is 30, and more than 8580 students enroll each year.
- Nandurbar District also has 6 Government ITI (Industrial Training Institutes) and 2 private ITI having 1444 students in total.
- 3 VJNT Pri. School [Mhasawad, Akrale & Nandrakhe] 2 high schools, 1 junior college
- 1 SC Residential School Shahada
Places Must See
- Chatrapati Shivaji Natya Gruha
At entrance a beautiful statue of Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
It is a beautiful hill station which is around 80kms from the Nandurbar city.
In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Nandurbar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the twelve districts in Maharashtra currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
- Total Registered Factories: 346
- Total Registered & running Factories: 346
- Cooperative Sugar Factories: 3
- Total Spinning Mills: 2
- Total Cooperative Societies 1400
- Primary Agricultural Credit Societies Total: 159
- Members: 47448
- Cooperative Milk Societies: 392
- Main Crops Jawar, Wheat, Rice, Toor, Groundnuts, Chilly
- Annual Crops Sugarcane, Cotton
- Area Under Cultivation :2,53,413 Ha
- Crop Pattern Kharif (approx. 800 villages), Rabi (approx. 130 villages)
- Fruits :Mango, Sitaphal, Banana, Papaya, etc.
|Climate chart (explanation)|
Summer is from March to mid of June. Summers are usually hot and dry. During the month of May the summer is at its peak. Temperatures can be as high as 45° Celsius during the peak of Summer. The Monsoon sets in during the mid or end of June. During this season the weather is usually humid and hot. The northern and western regions receive more rainfall than the rest of the region. The average rainfall is 767 mm through the district. Winter is from the month of November to February. Winters are mildly cold but dry.
|Climate data for Nandurbar|
|Average high °C (°F)||25
|Average low °C (°F)||11
|Average precipitation mm (inches)||7.00
- Prakasha, one of the famous religious places, also known as Dakshin Kashi, is in Shahada Tehsil. The temple of Prakasha is very old.
- One of the famous temples of God Shree Ganesha (Heramb) is at Jainagar, 24 km away from Shahada. Hundreds of thousands of people visit this temple on the occasion of Mangli Chathurthi.
- Shri Datta temple is at Sarangkheda. Every year a big fair is organised on the eve of Datta Jayanti which has main attraction of sale of horses.
- Umaj Mata temple is at Shinda. Every year a big fair is organised on the eve of Ashatami (December).
- Hingani is a small village between Shahada and Shirpur. People there conduct the "Mahavakya" & "Mahakavya" of the Mahanubhav panth.
- Dandapaneshwar, Devmogra, Nandurbar, Maharashtra
- Devi Mogra Mata is mother goddess of Adivasis. Malda-Mogra Tal Taloda is famous village related to Devi Mogra mata.
- Saint Gulam Maharaj Ranjanpur Tal Taloda is Saint of adivasi, who took away them from addiction of alcohol.
- Ashwasthama Rushi Maharaj, Valiamba, Maharashtra
- Shani Mandir, Shanimandal
- Toranmal 1076 m high peak is famous place for Navnath.
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Guinea-Bissau 1,596,677 July 2011 est.
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