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District Profile

Amravati Profile

Vidarbha’s presiding deity Ambadevi is at Amravati. It was here that the activities of Sant Tukdoji Maharaj, Sant Gadge Maharaj, Sant Gulabrao Maharaj who was blind gained momentum. The spellbinding Chikhaldara hill station and Melghat forests of Amravati are main tourist attraction. Teakwood trees, rare medicinal herbs, tigers and other wild beasts are sighted in these forests. Jagdamba Kushthdham, Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal and biggest drama theatre of Maharashtra, are the distinctive features of the district.

1. District

Amravati

11. Industries

Big and Medium-6,439 Small-2192

2. Area

12235 sq. kms.
12. Languages/Dialects Marathi, Varhadi, Korku

3. Sub-divisions

6 (Amravati, Chandur (Railway),Morshi, Achalpur, Dharni, Daryapur)

13.Folk-Arts

Dandar, Powada, Bhajan, Keertan, Korku dance, holi of Korku

4. Talukas 14

(Amravati, Bhatkuli, Nandgaon (Khandeshwar),Chandur Railway, Dhamangaon (Rly.), Tiwasa,Morshi, Varud, Achalpur, Chandur Bazaar, Dharni,Chikhaldara, Anjangaon-Surji, Daryapur)

14. Weather Temperature-

Max.-44.5 Deg. C. Min.-12.4 Deg. C Rainfall 841.80 mm (Average)

5. Distance from Mumbai

673 kms.

15. Main Crops

Cotton, jowar, wheat, orange, chana dal

6. Means of Transport

Main Airport-Nagpur and Belosh Railway Stations -Dhamangaon,Chandur,Badnera ST Buses

16. Area under Horticulture

87820 hectares

7. Population

Total-26,06,063 Male-13,43,572 Female-12,62,491

17. Health Infrastructure

PHCs-54 Rural Hosp.-9 Dist. Hosp.-2 Big Hosp.-1

8. Literacy

Per cent-82.96 Total-18,73,959 Male-10,40,456 Female- 8,33,503

18. Tourist Places

Chikhaldara, Ridhpur

9. Area under Irrigation

4,15,173 hectares

19. Educational Institutions

Universities-1 Colleges-67 Prim. Schools -1871 Sec. Schools – 501