Sinnar

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Sinnar
सिन्नर
Village
Gondeshwar Temple
Gondeshwar Temple
Sinnar is located in Maharashtra
Sinnar
Sinnar
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°51′N 74°00′E / 19.85°N 74.0°E / 19.85; 74.0Coordinates: 19°51′N 74°00′E / 19.85°N 74.0°E / 19.85; 74.0
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Nashik
Area
 • Total 195 km2 (75 sq mi)
Elevation 651 m (2,136 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 65,299
 • Density 330/km2 (870/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Telephone code 02551

Sinnar is a city and a municipal council in Sinnar taluka of Nashik district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

History[edit]

At its peak, the Seuna or Yadava dynasty (850 - 1334) ruled a kingdom stretching from the Tungabhadra to the Narmada Rivers, including present-day Maharashtra, north Karnataka and parts of Madhya Pradesh. The capital was at Devagiri, now known as Daulatabad in Maharashtra. The reign of the Yadava dynasty declined after the conquest of the Daulatabad Fort by Alauddin Khilji in 1294. Further conquest by Malik Kafur, Alauddin's general, in 1312 resulted in the killing of the members of the Yadava clan ending this illustrious dynasty.

Geography[edit]

Sinnar is located at 19°51′N 74°00′E / 19.85°N 74.0°E / 19.85; 74.0.[1] It has an average elevation of 651.4 metres (2135 feet). Sinnar is one of the major industrial zones of Malegaon (MIDC) built around the city of Nashik which have multiple international production companies. It lies 30 km southeast of Nashik city on the Pune - Nashik Highway.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Sinnar had a population of 65,299. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Sinnar has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 64%. In Sinnar, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Culture[edit]

The Gargoti Museum houses a collection of mineral specimens native to the region.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Sinnar
  2. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01.