|• Type||Municipal Council|
|• Body||Palghar Municipal Council (PMC)|
|• Member of Parliament||Mr. Chintamani Wanga|
|• MLA||Amit Krushna Ghoda, (Shiv Sena) |
|Elevation||7 m (23 ft)|
|• Total||550,166 (for Taluka)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||MH-48, MH-04|
Palghar pronunciation (help·info) is a town and a Municipal Council located about 87 kilometres north off Mumbai. Palghar lies on the Western Line of the Mumbai Suburban Railway on the busy Mumbai-Ahmedabad rail corridor. It is the administrative capital of the newly formed Palghar district. The town is located around 35 kilometers north of Virar and about 20 kilometres west of the Mumbai-Ahmedabad National Highway (NH 8) exit at Manor, India.
As of 2011[update] India census, Palghar had a population of 68,930 Males constitute 36,523 i.e. 52.9% of the population and females 32,407 i.e. 47.1% of the population. Palghar has an average literacy rate of 77.52%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 81.2%, and female literacy is 73.35%. In Palghar, 11.8% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Palghar is well connected via road and rail transport. Palghar acts as a divisional head of MSRTC Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation. MSRTC provides direct connectivity to several towns across Maharashtra including Miraj, Pune, Vaduj, Thane, Bhiwandi, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar,Kalyan,Alibag,Nandurbar,Bhusaval, Shirdi, Nashik etc. from Palghar.
The Town has a number of Schools and Colleges. In the past few years, a number of construction projects have sprouted in the region. There is tremendous scope to set up new schools & colleges for increasing staying population. St. John College of Engineering and Technology, St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research, St. John Institute of Management and Research.
Cricket is the most popular sport in Palghar. Various local tournaments are organized at various locations across the district. Shardul Thakur is a cricketer from Palghar(Mahim) who plays for Kings XI Punjab and for Mumbai in Ranji Trophy.
- "Shiv Sena Retains Palghar Assembly Seat".
- "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.