Vada, Palghar

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Wada
city
Wada is located in Maharashtra
Wada
Wada
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 19°23′N 73°05′E / 19.39°N 73.08°E / 19.39; 73.08Coordinates: 19°23′N 73°05′E / 19.39°N 73.08°E / 19.39; 73.08
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
DistrictPalghar
Government
Elevation
38 m (125 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total178,370
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
421303
Telephone code02526
Vehicle registrationMH-04
Nearest cityPalghar, Bhiwandi, Kalyan, Vasai-Virar, Thane

Wada'or Vada is one of the eight talukas of the Palghar district in the Konkan division of Maharashtra state in India. It is one of the most industrialised talukas in Palghar district.

Geography[edit]

Wada is located at 19°39′N 73°08′E / 19.65°N 73.13°E / 19.65; 73.13.[1] It has an average elevation of 38 metres (124 feet). It was formerly in Thane District.

Rivers and Lakes[edit]

The main rivers flowing through Wada are the Vaitarna and Pinjal. There are three main lakes in Wada town.

Castes[edit]

There are many castes live in Wada taluka. Mainly Kunbi, Maratha, Agri, Koli, Bhanushali, Vaishya Vani, Chambhar, Adivasi, Sonar, Bonded.

Education[edit]

This city has some schools and colleges.

·Little Angel's English medium school

·Pandurang Javji high school

·Swami Vivekanand Vidyamandir & Jr college,Wada

·Wada College of Management & science •Anand Laxman College of Science, Art & Commerce

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Wada had a population of 75,291. Males constituted 52% of the population and females 48%. Wada has an average literacy rate of 92%, higher than the national average of 72.5%. In Wada, 12% of the population is under six years of age.

As of 2011 India census, Wada taluka has a population of 142,753, with 52.33% males and 47.66% females. Of the total population, 128,467 persons live in rural areas and 14,286 in urban areas;[3] at the 2011 Census the population had risen to 178,370. Wada is emerging as a new industrial hub with several industrial undertakings and foundries being established recently.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is the main source of income for people of Wada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Wada
  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 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  3. ^ "Wada, palghar, Maharashtra". Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved 26 October 2012.