Talode

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Talode
तळोदा
Taloda
city
Talode is located in Maharashtra
Talode
Talode
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 21°33′39″N 74°49′48″E / 21.5607406°N 74.83°E / 21.5607406; 74.83Coordinates: 21°33′39″N 74°49′48″E / 21.5607406°N 74.83°E / 21.5607406; 74.83
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Nandurbar
Elevation 366 m (1,201 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 26,363
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Taloda is a city and a municipal council in Nandurbar district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.

Geography[edit]

Taloda is located at .[2] It has an average elevation of 366 metres (1200 feet).Taloda is located near Tapi river which is also known as Tapti river in south. In the north of Taloda there is Satpuda mountain is located.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[3] Taloda had a population of 25,034. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Taloda has an average literacy rate of 60%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 68%, and female literacy is 52%. In Taloda, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Brief History[edit]

Taloda (Talode) is a Tehsil with mountain range of Satpuda on its north side and river Tapti on the Southern Side. King Shivaji sacked city of Surat, on their journey, his forces used to halt (tal in Marathi) on the banks of Tapti river. It has given a unique identity to this area and the name to the town - as a place for halt.

The oldest monument of that period is the castle known as Bargalanchi Gadhi. It is one of the testimonies of the early construction of that era. In 1662, Jahagirdar Bhojraj Bargal commenced the construction of this castle, on a land of around 6 acres, and it took approximately 5 years for the complete construction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.censusindia.gov.in/pca/SearchDetails.aspx?Id=555340
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Talode
  3. ^ "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.