Vada, Palghar

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Wada is located in Maharashtra
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
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District palghar
 • Sarpanch [citation needed]
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 178,370
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 421303
Telephone code 02526
Vehicle registration MH-04
Nearest city Palghar, Bhiwandi, Thane

Vada or Wada (Marathi: वाडा) is one of the eight talukas of the Palghar district in the Konkan division of Maharashtra state. It is one of the most industrialised talukas in Palghar district.


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).

Rivers and Lakes[edit]

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


There are many castes live in Wada taluka.Mainly Adivasi, Kunbi, Agri, Koli, Bhanushali, Vaishya Vani, Buddhist and Sonar.


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.


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


  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 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  3. ^ "Wada, palghar, Maharashtra". Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs. Retrieved October 26, 2012.