Jalna District - Overview of District and Talukas in Maharashtra State

Jalna District - Overview of District and Talukas in Maharashtra State: Jalna district is one of the 35 districts of Maharashtra state. Jalna district population as per census 2011 is 1,959,046. Male population is 1,011,473 and female population is 947,573. The sex ratio is 937 females for every 1000 males. The literacy rate of the district is 71.52. The male literacy rate is higher than the female literacy rate. Male and female literacy rates respectively are 81.53 and 60.95. Agriculture is the main occupation of the people of the Jalna district. Jowar, wheat, and cotton are major crops grown. Sugar factories, cotton ginning and pressing factories and seed and steel industries are there in the district.

Overview of Jalna District

There are subdivisions, 8 tahsils and 958 villages in the district. Boundaries of Jalna district are Parbhani and Buldhana on the east, Jalgaon on the north, Beed on the south and Aurangabad on the north. Jalna district area is 7,718 square kilometres of which 102.0 square kilometres is an urban area and 7616 square kilometres is a rural area. This is 2.47% of the Maharashtra state area. District headquarters is Jalna. This district lies exactly at the centre of the state. Bhokardan, Jafrabad, Jalna, Badnapur, Ambad, Ghansawangi, Partur and Mantha are the eight talukas in the district. Marathi is the main language spoken by the people of the district.

Jalna District

History of Jalna District


Jalna district is formed in the year 1981 with five tahsils – Jalna, Ambad, Bhokardan, Partur and Jafrabad. In the year 1992 three new tahsils Ghansavangi, Badnapur and Mantha tahsils were reconstituted.
 
Jalna district was a part of Nizam state and became a part of Aurangabad district, India after Marathwada Mukti Sangram. Later Jalna district was formed in 1981 with Bhokardan, Jalna, Jafrabad, Ambad tahsils of Aurangabad district and Partur tehsil of Parbhani district.

Tourist Places in Jalna District


Popular Tourist Places in the Jalna district include the Jalna fort, Moti lake, Ghanewadi lake, Swami Vivekanand Ashram, Chhatrapati Sambhaji garden etc. Shi Jagadamba Devi temple, Anandi swami temple, Sri Ganesha temple, Jumma masjid are other important religious places. Sri Jagadamba Devi temple is 300 years old temple. Another name for Jalna fort is Mastgad. The fort is one of the most visited tourist places in the district. The fort is built in the year 1725.

 
The best time to visit the Jalna district is from November to March. Climate is very pleasant in the winter and monsoon seasons. The district is well connected with railways, airways and roadways. Accommodation is not a big problem in most tourist places.

Talukas in Jalna District

Below the table we have listed all 8 talukas in the Jalna District of Maharasthra State:

 
Jalna Ambad Bhokardan
Badnapur Ghansawangi Partur
Mantha Jafrabad


Jalna District - Overview of District and Talukas in Maharashtra State

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