Vada, Palghar

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Wada
वाडा
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
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District palghar
Government
 • Sarpanch [citation needed]
Elevation 38 m (125 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 178,370
Languages
 • 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.

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).

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 Adivasi, Kunbi, Agri, Koli, Bhanushali, Vaishya Vani, Buddhist and Sonar.

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