Location of Washim District:
The district is located in the Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra, India. The entire district occupies an area of about 5150 sq kilometer. The geographical coordinates of Washim District are 76 degree7 East Longitude and 19 degree 61 North Latitude. The Washim District Map shows that this district is surrounded by Akola, Amravati, Buldhana, Yavatmal and Parbhani. The Rivers Penganag and Aran pass through this district.
The entire district has two major sub-divisions. These are further divided into 6 talukas, which are Mangrulpir, Manora, Karanja, Washim, Risod and Malegaon. There are as many as 789 villages forming part of the Washim District in Maharashtra. The population of the district as per the census of 2001 was 1020216.
History of Washim District:
In olden days the district of Washim was known as Vatsagulma. At that time it was the capital of King Wakata of the Vatsagulma Dynasty, which was an offshoot of the Vakataka Dynasty. In the year 1905, during the British rule, Washim District was split into two different districts called Yeotmal District and Akol District.
Economy of Washim District:
Agriculture is the primary industry in this region. Some of the main crops that are grown in this very place include jowar, cotton, bajra, wheat, rice, tur and mango.
Tourist Attractions of Washim District:
There are several temples and other interesting places in Washim District that are worth paying a visit. The main attractions of this place, which are an integral part of the tourist attractions in Maharashtra comprise of:
Padmateerth in Washim
Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Swami Maharaj (Guru Mandir) in Karanja
Shri Nath Nange Maharaj Temple Dawha in Malegaon
Shri Sakharam Maharaj Temple Loni in Risod
Chamunda Devi in Washim
Pohara Devi in Taluka Manora
Balaji Mandir in Washim
Antariksha Parshwanath Jain Mandir
- Shirpur Jain Mandir
Last Updated on : 25/04/2013