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Palghar is located in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 19°41′N 72°46′E / 19.69°N 72.76°E / 19.69; 72.76Coordinates: 19°41′N 72°46′E / 19.69°N 72.76°E / 19.69; 72.76
Country India India
State Maharashtra
District Palghar
 • Type Municipal Council
 • Body Palghar Municipal Council (PMC)
 • Member of Parliament Mr. Chintamani Wanga
 • MLA Amit Krushna Ghoda, (Shiv Sena) [1]
Elevation 7 m (23 ft)
Population (2013)
 • Total 550,166 (for Taluka)
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 401404
Telephone code 02525
Vehicle registration MH-48, MH-04

PalgharAbout this sound pronunciation  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 India census,[2] 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.

Palghar is an important railway station on the Western Railway line of Mumbai Suburban Railway. Along with Shuttle/Memu/EMU(Local trains) services, many long distance trains also stop here.


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.