Ratnagiri district

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Ratnagiri district
Location of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra
Location of Ratnagiri district in Maharashtra
Administrative divisionKonkan Division
Tehsils1. Mandangad,
2. Dapoli,
3. Khed,
4. Chiplun,
5. Guhagar,
6. Sangameshwar,
7. Ratnagiri,
8. Lanja,
9. Rajapur
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1. Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg (shared with Sindhudurg district),
2. Raigad (shared with Raigad district) (Based on Election Commission website)
 • Assembly seats5
 • Total8,208 km2 (3,169 sq mi)
 • Total1,615,069
 • Density200/km2 (510/sq mi)
 • Literacy82.18%
Major highwaysNH-66, NH-204
WebsiteOfficial website
Ratnagiri district 1896

Ratnagiri district is one of the 36 districts of Maharashtra state in Western India. Ratnagiri (city) is the district headquarters of the district. The district is 11.33% urban.[1] The district is bounded by the Arabian Sea to the west, Sindhudurg district to the south, Raigad district to the north and Satara, Sangli and Kolhapur districts to the east. This district is part of Konkan division.


There are five Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district. These are:

  1. Rajapur
  2. Ratnagiri
  3. Guhagar
  4. Chiplun
  5. Dapoli


According to the 2011 census Ratnagiri district has a population of 1,612,672,[2] roughly equal to the nation of Guinea-Bissau[3] or the US state of Idaho.[4] This gives it a ranking of 311th in India (out of a total of 640).[2] The district has a population density of 196 inhabitants per square kilometre (510/sq mi) .[2] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was -4.96%.[2] Ratnagiri has a sex ratio of 1123 females for every 1000 males,[2] and a literacy rate of 82.43%.[2]

People from Ratnagiri district[edit]

Ratnagiri has the distinction of being the native place of notable personalities including:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Census GIS India Archived 11 January 2010 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". Census2011.co.in. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.
  3. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 2011-10-01. Guinea-Bissau 1,596,677 July 2011 est.
  4. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-09-30. Idaho 1,567,582
  5. ^ Joglekar, Jaywant (2006). Veer Savarkar Father of Hindu Nationalism. p. 106. ISBN 978-1-84728-380-1. Retrieved 13 October 2014.

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