Rajgurunagar (Khed)

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Rajgurunagar (Khed)
Khed
Town
Rajgurunagar (Khed) is located in Maharashtra
Rajgurunagar (Khed)
Rajgurunagar (Khed)
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 18°52′N 73°54′E / 18.867°N 73.900°E / 18.867; 73.900Coordinates: 18°52′N 73°54′E / 18.867°N 73.900°E / 18.867; 73.900
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Pune
Government
 • Type Municipal Council
 • Body Rajgurunagar Municipal Council
Area[1]
 • Total 4.60 km2 (1.78 sq mi)
Elevation 645 m (2,116 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 25,146
 • Density 5,500/km2 (14,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone UTC+5:30 (IST)
ZIP code(s) 410505
Area code(s) +91-2135
Vehicle registration MH-14
Website Rajgurunagar Municipal Council

Rajgurunagar (Khed) is a census town in the Pune Metropolitan Region of the Indian state of Maharashtra.[2] It is the headquarters of Khed taluka in the Pune district.

Etymology[edit]

Rajgurunagar (Khed) is named after iconic Indian freedom fighter Shivaram Rajguru. Khed is birthplace of Shivram Rajguru.

Demographics[edit]

  • As per 2011 census, Rajgurunagar has population of 25,146 of which 12,899 were males while 12,247 were females.
  • Average Sex Ratio of city is 949 which is higher than Maharashtra state average of 929.
  • Literacy rate of city was 91% compared to 82.95% of Maharashtra. Male literacy rate was 93% while female literacy rate was 88%.
  • Schedule Caste (SC) constitutes 6.2% of total population while Schedule Tribe were 5%.[3]
Religion Population[4]
Hindu 85.23%
Muslim 07.36%
Jain 03.63%
Buddhist 03.23%
Christian 0.17%
Sikh 0.07%
Other 0.10%
Not stated 0.20%
Total 25,146


Tourism[edit]

There are several temples in Rajgurunagar. Siddheshwar Temple is the one of the old temples, other temples include Kedareshwar Temple, Vishnu Temple (Chandiram Maharaj Math), Hanuman Temple, Shani Maharaj Temple and Chimanya Ganapati Temple. Shingeshwar temple near Kude budruk Village. Shingeshwar mountain is the highest in Pune and number two after Kalsubai mountain. Dhume dongar is very popular in the Rajgurunagar. Tukaimata mandir on Nashik road 2km from the city is made in black stone by PANDVA (Mahabharat). Rajgurunagar is also known for Rajguru Wada.

Politics[edit]

Schools[edit]

  • Hutatma Rajguru Arts, Science & Commerce College, Rajgurunagar
  • Hutatma Rajguru Vidyalaya, Rajgurunagar
  • Mahatma Gandhi Vidyalaya, Rajgurunagar
  • Sheth Kesharchand Parakh Prathmic Vidyalaya, Rajgurunagar
  • Prangan Nursery School,wada road,Rajgurunagar.
  • Little Champs English Medium School
  • KTES English Medium school, Rajgurunagar
  • Z P School, Tinhewadi NO.1/2
  • Trimurti Vidyalaya, Tinhewadi.
  • Gurukul College Of Technology, Rajgurunagar
  • ERA Kids(aiera.in/erakids/), Pabal Road, Rajgurunagar
  • Pius Memorial School, Waki
  • Priyadarshani School, Waki
  • Podar International School, Chakan

Economy[edit]

Bharat Forge's Special Economic Zone (SEZ) named as Khedcity[5] is the biggest SEZ in Pune spread over 1,000 hectares (4200Acre) of notified land in Khed taluka.[6][7][8]

MARS International India Pvt.Ltd., the global manufacturer of chocolates, snack foods and pet foods acquired a large parcel of land in KhedCity (Bharat Forge's SEZ). The Company will set up its first manufacturing facility in India here with investment of Rs 1,005 crore (over $160 million).[9] [10]

See also[edit]

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