Bhandara District - Overview of Bhandara District and talukas in Maharashtra State

Bhandara District - Overview of Bhandara District and talukas in Maharashtra State: Bhandara district is one of the districts in Maharashtra state. The Bhandara district area is 3716.65 square kilometres. And the area is 1.21% of the Maharashtra state area. The district has 2 subdivisions, 7 tahsils, 870 villages, 7 panchayat samitis and 4 nagar parishads.

Bhandara District


Overview of Bhandara District

Bhandara district in Maharashtra is spread over an area of 3716.65 square kilometres. The urban sector area is 49.34 sq. km and the rural sector is 3667.31 sq. km. Bhandara district population according to the 2011 census is 1,200,334. The female population is 594,814 and the male population is 605,520. 85% of the district population are residing in rural areas. The population density is 306 persons. The sex ratio is 982 females per every 1000 males. The average literacy rate of the district is 83.76%.
Bhandara district is divided into 7 talukas namely Tumsar, Mohadi, Bhandara, Sakoli, Lakhani, Pauni and Lakhandur. The district headquarter is Bhandar. Bhandara district boundaries are Balaghat in the north, Gondia in the east, Chandrapur in the south and Nagpur in the west. Major industries of the district are ordnance factory estate, Sunflag Iron Stell Company and Shivmangal Ispat Pvt. Ltd.


History of Bhandara District

Mention of the Bhandara district was found on inscriptions belonging to 1100 A.D. The region was under Lanji, regency administration before 1820 and from 1818 to 1830 respectively. Later it became part of the British kingdom in 1853. Since 1881, the district has Tirora and Sakoli tahsils. This continued till 1955. From 1947 to 1956, the district was part of the central province. In 1956, the district was made a part of Bombay state from Madhya Pradesh state. Maharashtra state was formed in the year 1960 and the district became a part of it. There were some changes in the number of tahsils, towns and villages since then.

Tourist Places in Bhandara District

There are many popular tourist Places in and around the Bhandara district. There are forts, projects, wildlife sanctuaries etc. in the district. Among these Ambagar fort is most visited by tourists. The fort is constructed in 1700 A.D by Raghuji Bhosla. Andhalgaon or Dark village is another attraction and is popular for Kosa cloth. Chaundeshwari Devi temple is at a distance of 20 kilometres from Bhandara. Koka is a forest area where we can find trees whose age is above 100 years. There is a lake here for Siberian birds which visit the place from December to January. Rawanwadi is another famous temple dedicated to Lord Rama. A dense forest covers this region. This attracts not only devotees and tourists but also nature lovers. There is also a bird sanctuary here. Bhandara district is well connected by air, rail and roadways.

Talukas of Bhandara District

Tumsar Mohadi Bhandara
Paoni Sakoli Lakhani

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