Maharashtra Quick Facts

Maharashtra is a colorful state with a rich cultural heritage and a history to boast of. The State is well connected by air, road and rail links. There are airports at Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik and Solapur. Foreign tourists can use the sea and air routes to get in the state. Maharashtra has a total land area of 308, 000 square km. Situated on the Deccan plateau of India, the state has steep cliffs on the west and number of rivers cutting into the plateau. The geographical features of Maharashtra are very diverse with rivers, plateaus and forests.

Maharashtra has 36 districts which are classified into six divisions which constitute the revenue earning divisions of Maharashtra. The important cities of Maharashtra are Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Solapur, Nagpur, Auranghabad and Thane. Mumbai is the capital city which plays the double role of being both the financial and the cinematic hub of the country. Maharashtra is mainly an agricultural state which also has major industries like metal, wine, jewelry, engineering and steel and iron industry.

Telephone Code :

The telephone services are being provided by the Maharashtra Telecom Circle, which is a branch of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited. However, in the capital city of Mumbai the service is being provided by the MTNL. There are a total number of 4. 913 telephone exchanges with 2, 75,533 number of mobile phone subscribers.

The STD codes are as follows:

Mumbai: 022
Pune: 020
Nagpur: 0712
Solapur: 0217
Amravati: 07220, 07226 are the codes which occur for the maximum number of times
Aurangabad: 0240
Mahabaleshwar: 02168
Ratnagiri: 02352
Sangli: 0233
Chandrapur: 07172
Jalgaon: 0257
Thane: 022
Kolhapur: 0231

Districts and Cities :

The state of Maharashtra 36 districts, in which there are several cities of tourist interests. These cities see a huge crowd of visitors who make a trip to all the important places to visit. The districts of Maharashtra are:
1. Akola
2. Amravati
3. Buldhana
4. Washim
5. Yavatmal
6. Aurangabad
7. Beed
8. Hingoli
9. Jalna
10. Latur
11. Nanded
12. Osmanabad
13. Parbhani
14. Mumbai City
15. Mumbai Suburbun
16. Raigad
17. Ratnagiri
18. Sindhudurg
19. Thane
20. Ahmednagar
21. Dhule
22. Jalgaon
23. Nandurbar
24. Nashik
25. Bhandara
26. Chandrapur
27. Gadchiroli
28. Gondiya
29. Nagpur
30. Wardha
31. Kolhapur
32. Pune
33. Sangli
34. Satara
35. Solapur
36. Palghar

Population :

Maharashtra is a state with Hindu majority who form 80.2% of the population. Muslims, Buddhists, Jains and Christians are the other religion who constitute 10.6%, 6% and 1% respectively.

Population Demographics:
  • Population Density: 322.5 inhabitants per square km
  • Male Population: 50.3 million
  • Female Population: 46.4 million
  • Urban Population: 42.4%
  • Sex Ratio: 922 females to 1000 males
  • Literacy Rate: 77.27%
  • Male Literacy Rate: 86.2%
  • Female Literacy Rate: 67.5%
  • Decadal Growth Rate: 22.57%

Last Updated on 21 May 2013