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Amravati is a city in the state of Maharashtra, India. It is the seventh most populous metropolitan area in Maharashtra. It is also the administrative headquarters of the Amravati district.

Amravati is also the headquarters of the "Amravati Division" which is one of the six divisions of the state of Maharashtra (Amravati and Nagpur divisions together form Vidarbha region). Apart from Amravati district itself, following four districts also come under Amravati Division:[3] Akola, Yavatmal, Buldhana and Washim. Amravati Municipal Corporation, established in 1983, is the first Municipal Corporation in India, which has introduced privatisation of octroi.

  • Metropolitan City
  • 270 km2 (100 sq mi)
  • Elevation               
  • 343 m (1,125 ft)
  • Population(2012)  
  • 641,807
  • Density                   
  • 2,395/km2 (6,200/sq mi)
  • Metro                      
  • 1,031,100+[2]
  • Time zone              
  • IST (UTC+5:30)
  • PIN CODE               
  • 44460*
  • Literacy                 
  • 93.03%

First in Amravati – who & what

  • The first Public (Sarvajanik) Ganesh Festival was celebrated under the leadership of Shri Dadasaheb Khaparde in 1900 at Indrabhavan Theatre.
  • The first Commissioner of Amravati was T.H.Bullok.
  • The first march (Morcha) was arranged under the leadership of Shri Dada Jog.
  • The first Police Station was established in the year 1877, it was inside the walled city then and place was near the Laxmi – Narayan Temple.
  • The first person to get re-married was Shri Bhaskar Thatte, at the hands of Shri Balasaheb Bedekar.
  • The first Circus visited Amravati in the year 1905–06. It was camped at Neharu Ground.
  • The first person to be jailed for singing Vande Mataram was Shri. Jairam Patil, in the year 1907.
  • Shri Jainarayan Vyas, in the year 1925, started the first Ice Factory at Ramvilas Garden.
  • The Amravati – Narkhed Railway was sanctioned for at Shimla on 12 May 1928 and commissioned on 29 Oct 2012 after 84 years. 09307 Indore-Yashwantpur Holiday Special was the first train to run on it.
  • The first woman to face a political arrest was Mrs. Parvatibai Patwardhan in 1930.
  • Shri Hambarde arranged the first wrestling championship. The famous Gama Pahelwan had come to take part. Hordes of people had come to watch him. But his opponent Ganga Singh Pahelwan did not turn up.
  • Electric Supply to Amravati was started by the Amravati Electric Company. The Company was formed in 1928. This company first started the streetlights.
  • The Varhad Untouchable's Convention was held in 1927 at Saban Pura, Amravati. Its Chairperson was Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar.
  • The Amravati Zilla Parishad was constituted on 1 May 1962.
  • The 62nd Marathi Sahitya Sammelan was held at Amravati for the first time in the year 1989. It was on dates 21,22,23 January 1989. It was chaired by Shri. K.J.Purohit (Shantaram). The venue was H.V.P. M. Amravati Campus. It was sponsored by H.V.P.M.Amravati and the City Library.
  • The first people to represent an Indian delegation to Britain were Shri Ranganath pant Mudholkar & Shri Moropant Joshi. Moropant Joshi was 29 years of age at the time.
  • The first trust in Amravati was founded from the donation of Pralhadpant Jog, a famous Lawyer. The chairperson was Shri Dadasaheb Khaparde. The property of Jog trust was located at today’s Joshi Hall, New High School and city Library it was named as Jog Square after him.
  • Indrabhavan Theatre was the first theatre in Amravati. Initially used to stage plays and folk art form, it was later converted to a cinema hall.
  • Gandhi chowk was named so for the first time, on 9 October 1920[citation needed] on the occasion of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi's Birthday.
  • Sir Moropant Vishvanath Joshi, a resident of Amravati, was the first Indian to have held the post of a Minister in the British Government. He was the Home minister from 1920 to 1925.
  • The first multiplex in Amravati is E orbit Multiplex.