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Ahmadnagar near Pune is a city of is the largest district of Maharashtra, Ahmadnagar District. The district covers almost 5.66% of Maharashtra.

The place has a rich historical heritage. The town derived its name from the founder of Ahmadnagar, Ahmed Shah Nizam Shah. It houses the Ahmednagar fort where many freedom fighters including Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru were imprisoned during Indian freedom movement. He wrote his world famous book "Discovery Of India" sitting in Ahmednagar Fort.

Geographic Location of Ahmednagar:

Ahmednagar is situated on the west bank of the Sina River. It is located at about 120 km northeast of Pune and 120 km from Aurangabad.

Climatic Condition of Ahmednagar:

Being away from the sea the climate is hot and dry. Major chunk of the year faces hot summer and dryness during the monsoon season. The hilly western zone of the district enjoys a comparatively cooler climate. During the winters the air is dry and refreshing. As compared to the eastern part of the district the western hilly region receives more rainfall. However in general rains are often scanty. This often results in drought.


History of Ahmednagar:

The origin of Ahmednagar traces back to 240 B.C. Initially, though the place did not hold much importance it was only during and after the rule of the Andhrabrityas from B.C. 90 that the district started gaining fame. From Chalukya kings to the Rashtrakuta and Mughal rulers Ahmednagar was always a primary region for all the dynasties. Thank to the rich cultural heritage and the rule of strong kings the district comprises several historic caves and temples. The age old monuments are greatly influenced by Mughal architecture. It is an important religious place for the Muslim Community.

Demographics of Ahmednagar:

Ahmednagar has a population of about 367140. Males constitute about 63% of the population whereas females comprise 37%.

Time zone:

Ahmednagar follows Asia/Kolkata time zone id.

Languages spoken in Ahmednagar:
Marathi is the most widely spoken language of the district. Hindi too is largely used by the people of Ahmednagar. Hindi however, is influenced by Hyderabadi Urdu and Marathi dialect. Schools in Maharashtra offer multilingual education like English, Hindi, Marathi and Urdu.

Industries in Ahmednagar:

Ahmednagar is one of the foremost industrial districts having industries like automobile, electronics, heavy industries, agriculture equipment, sugar co-operative etc. it has numerous small and large scale industries. Industries where grains are separated from husks, gathering of medicinal plants, bidi rolling, jaggery making make up small scale industries. Whereas, large scale industries are those engaged in the production of `Ayurvedic` medicines, manufacturing mopeds, engines, pump and T.V. sets, pharmaceutical and sugar factories.

Ahmednagar houses a number of co-operatives such as sugar, milk and bank co-operatives. It is home to 19 sugar factories and is also the birthplace of the cooperative movement. Ahmednagar has the maximum number of sugar factories in India. The foremost cooperative sugar factory in Asia was established at Pravara Nagar.

Renowned Educational institutes in Ahmednagar:
  • Abasaheb Kakade College of Pharmacy
  • Amrutvahini College of Engineering
  • B.P.H.E. Society's Institute of Management Studies Career Dev & Research
  • College of Engineering Ahmednagar
  • College of Engineering Kopargaon
  • Khasdur Shri Govindrao Adik Law College
  • Masumiya Shikshan Shastra Mahavidyalaya
  • Nav Maharashtra Shikshan Mandal College of Education
  • New Law College Ahmednagar
  • Pravara Rural Engineering College
  • Rayat Institute of Management Research for Rural Development
  • Shri Omkarnath Malpani Law College
  • SMBT Dental College & Hospital
  • SRES College of Engineering
List of popular and luxury hotels in Ahmednagar:

  • Yash Palace Hotel
  • Panchsheel Hotel
  • Natraj Hotel
  • Chanakya Hotel
  • Ashoka Tourist Hotel
  • Sanket Hotel
  • Tulsi Vihar Hotel
  • Oberoi Hotel
  • Swastik Hotel
  • Raj Residency Hotel
Ahmednagar District is known as the spiritual center of India. It witnessed the great souls like Dnyandeo, Dyaneshwar, Sai baba, Sant Tukaram, Meher baba and many more.

Ahmednagar has the biggest cricket stadium in Maharashtra provided with international standard sporting facilities. Meher Baba first came to the then city of Ahmednagar in 1923. He stayed at Khushru Quarters. This has later been made the current location of the Avatar Meher Baba Perpetual Public Charitable Trust. He stayed here for a very long time and while staying in this city for such a long period he has made Ahmednagar a location for his work.

So you must not miss the city of Ahmednagar because this has long been the place of notable landmarks of nation's history. Plans have been made by the government to a plan develop the city by 2031.

Last Updated on : 25/04/2013