Pandharpur

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Pandharpur
Town
The chief gate of Vithoba's temple
The chief gate of Vithoba's temple
Nickname(s): Pandhari, Pandaripuram
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Pandharpur
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°40′40″N 75°19′40″E / 17.67778°N 75.32778°E / 17.67778; 75.32778Coordinates: 17°40′40″N 75°19′40″E / 17.67778°N 75.32778°E / 17.67778; 75.32778
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Solapur
Government
 • Type City
Area
 • Total 25 km2 (10 sq mi)
Area rank 9
Elevation 450 m (1,480 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 98,000
 • Density 3,900/km2 (10,000/sq mi)
Language
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration MH-45 and MH-13

Pandharpur is a well known pilgrimage city on the banks of Bhimā river in Solāpur district, Maharashtra, India. Pandharpur is situated on 17°11' north latitude and 75°11' east longitude in Solapur District. The Vithoba temple attracts about a million Hindu pilgrims during the major yātrā (pilgrimage) in the month of Ashadh (June–July).

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2011 census of India, Pandharpur had a population of 98,000. Males constituted 52% of the population and females, 48%. 71% of the population was literate; 78% males and 64% females. Marathi, Kannada and Hindi are spoken here.[1]


References[edit]

  1. ^ Rice, Lewis. Mysore and Coorg : A gazetteer compiled for the government of India. Bangalore: Mysore Government Press. p. 460. 

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