Rajura

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Rajura
राजुरा
Town
Rajura is located in Maharashtra
Rajura
Rajura
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: Coordinates: 19°47′N 79°22′E / 19.78°N 79.37°E / 19.78; 79.37
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Chandrapur
Elevation 181 m (594 ft)
Population
 • Total 28,881
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 442905
Vehicle registration MH 34

Rajura is a city and municipal council in the Chandrapur district of the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Rajura is at 19°47′N 79°22′E / 19.78°N 79.37°E / 19.78; 79.37[1] in Maharashtra, on the banks of the Wardha River in central India's coal belt.[2] The city has an average elevation of 189 metres (624 feet).[3]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 Indian census,[4] Rajura had a population of 28,881 (52 percent male, 48 percent female). Children under age six constitute about 15 percent of the population. Rajura's average literacy rate of 72 percent (77 percent of males, 67 percent of females) exceeds the national average of 59.5 percent.[5] Nearby towns include Ballarpur, Gadchandur, Nanda and Korpana.

Industries[edit]

Rajura is in the heart of Maharashtra's coal and cement-producing areas. Due to the availability of raw materials, there are a number of cement factories near the city.

Places of interest[edit]

A number of temples are in and near Rajura. They include the Hanuman temple near the lake in Jogapur, about 10 km (6.2 mi) from Rajura, and the Shri Saibaba temple (Chota Shirdi) on the Wardha River. The Somnath Mandir temple is in Somanathapur region.

Main Commercial Areas: Shivaji Chowk, Gandhi Chowk, Colonel Chowk and Nehru Chowk.

You can also find the house of renowned HSE Engineer Sonal Manusmare near Naka No. 3

Accommodation: Hotels are few but readily available.

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