State Maharashtra at a Glance

State

Maharashtra
01 Capital Mumbai
02 Date of Formation 1 May 1960
03 Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis (BJP)
04 Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao
05 First Chief Minister Yashwantrao Chavan
06 First Governor Mangaldas Mancharam pakvasa
07 Seat of High Court Mumbai High Court (Mumbai)
 08 State Map
 09 Number of District 36
10 Area  307,713 Km2
11 Rank of state by Area 3rd
12 Population(2011) 112,372,972
13 Literacy rate 82.9% (6th)
14 Types Of Religion Hinduism (79.8%), Islam (11.5%), Buddhism (5.8%), Jainism (1.2%), Christianity (1.0%), Sikhism (0.2%), Other (0.5%)
15 Neighbouring States Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Goa
16 Neighbouring Countries – –
17 Main Language Marathi
18 Other Languages Hindi, Telugu, Bengali
19 Biggest River Godavari River
20 Number of River 15 (GODAVARI, KRISHNA, Manjira, Mula And Mutha, Penganga, RIVER PURNA, TAPI RIVER, TAPTI RIVER, Wardha, Pench And Kanhan, Mira, Sina, Vaitarna, Wainganga, Nira)
21 Number Lake 11 (Ambazari Lake, Salim Ali Lake, Futala Lake, Khindsi Lake, Rankala Lake, Lonar crater lake, Pashan Lake, Railadevi Lake, Shukrawari Lake, Upvan Lake, Venna Lake)
22 Coastline 720 Km (Arabian Sea)
23 Number of Beaches 12 (Harnai-Murud, Velas Beach, Ganapatipule, Shrivardhan Beach, Bordi Dahanu, Guhagar, Velneshwar, Harihareshwar Beach, Vengurla, Kihim, Tarkarli, Shiroda)
24 Number of Mountains 18
25 Agricultural land [Km2] 33, 500 Km2
26 Forest Land [Km2] 61,939 km2
27 Latitude 19.7515° N
28 Longitude 75.7139° E
29 City & Town Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune & Pimpri-Chinchwad, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, Solapur, Kalyan-Dombivali, Vasai-Virar, Navi Mumbai
30 Transport & Communication Road, Railway, Water, Air
31 AirPorts 24 (Akola Airport, Amravati Airport, Aurangabad Airport, Baramati Airport, Chandrapur Airport, Dhule Airport, Gondia Airport, Jalgaon Airport, Karad Airport, Kolhapur Airport, Latur Airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Juhu Aerodrome, Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nanded Airport, Gandhinagar Airport, Ozar Airport, Osmanabad Airport, Hadapsar Airport, Pune International Airport, Ratnagiri Airport, Shirpur Airstrip, Solapur Airport, Yavatmal Airport)
32 International Airports 03 (Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Pune International Airport, International)
33 Major Ports Bandra Group of Ports, Mora Group of Ports, Rajpuri Group of Ports, Ratnagiri Group of Ports, Vengurla Group of Ports
34 Length of National Highways 7434.79 Km
35 Railway Length 5745.48 Km
36 Major Tourist Places Gateway of India, Elephanta Caves, Marine Drive, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Chhatrapati Sahu Museum, Mahabaleshwar, Solapur, Matheran, Alibag, Ratnagiri, Pune
37 Number of MP Seat 48
38 Number of MLA Seat 288
39 Legislative Assembly Name Vidhana Bhavan
40 Emblem
41 State Dance Lavani
42 State Anthem Jai Jai Maharashtra Maza
43 Cuisine Wheat, rice, jowar, bajri, vegetables, lentils and fruit form staples of the Maharashtrian diet, Meat and poultry, Seafood,
44 State Animal Indian giant squirrel
45 State Bird Yellow-footed green pigeon
46 State Flower Lagerstroemia speciosa
47 State Fruit  – –
48 State tree Mango
49 Sport Kabaddi
50 Number of National Park 06 (Chandoli National Park, Gugamal National Park, Nawegaon National Park, Pench National Park, Sanjay Gandhi (Borivilli) National Park, Tadoba National Park)
51 Movie Industry Name Marathi cinema
52 Festivals Diwali, Holi, Ganesh Chaturthi, Banganga Festival, Bhaubeej, Elephanta Festival, Ellora Festival, Ganesh Chaturthi, Ganga Dashahara, Jiviti Puja, Kalidas Festival, Kojagiri Poornima, Maharashtra Day, Nag Panchami, Palkhi Festival, Pola Festival, Shivaji Jayanti, Vat Pournima
53 Website www.maharashtra.gov.in

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