Osmanabad District - Overview of District and Talukas in Maharashtra State

Osmanabad District - Overview of District and talukas in Maharashtra State: Osmanabad is a district in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra district. The headquarters of the district is Osmanabad. The district shares its borders with Beed district in the north, Latur district in the east, Solapur district in the west, and Bidar and Klburagi districts which belong to Karnataka state in the south. Osmanabad district area is 7512.4 square kilometres. 242.4 square kilometres of the district is an urban area and 7271.0 square kilometres is a rural area. Thus the district is primarily a rural district.

 

Overview of Osmanabad District

Osmanabad district population according to the census 2011 is 1,657,576. Population density is 219 per square kilometre. The sex ratio of the district is 920 females for 1000 males. The literacy rate is 76.33%. The district has taluks namely Bhoom, Kalamb, Lohar, Omerga, Osmanabad, Paranda, Tuljapur, and Vashi. There are four assembly constituencies – Osmanabad, Omerga, Tuljapur, and Paranda. The most spoken language of the district is Marathi, people also speak Hindi, Urdu and Lambadi.


Osmanabad District

Osmanabad District


The climate of the Osmanabad district is dry. June – September is the rainy season. Climate is humid from October to November. Winter starts in November and remains till January. The temperature in Osmanabad district is less when compared to other districts of this region.

 

History of Osmanabad District

Osmanabad region was ruled by Yadava, Bahmani, Bijapur sultanates and Nizams of Hyderabad. In 1947, it became part of the Indian union. In 1948, it became part of Bombay state. In 1960, Maharashtra state was formed and Osmanabad was included in it.

 

Tourist Places in Osmanabad District

Paranda ford is one of the popular historical places in Paranda Taluk of the district. Tulja Bhavani mandir is very popular in the country and the Devi Mata is believed to have offered a sword to Shivaji Maharaj. Yedshi Rambling Ghat Wildlife Sanctuary is also visited by a large number of tourists.

There are many tourist Places in the Osmanabad district. There are temples, forts, waterfalls etc. Kunthalgiri tirth houses 11 Jain temples and is a great holy place for Jains and Digambar. Naldurg fort is visited not only by those who like history but also by nature lovers as there are two man-made waterfalls Nar-Madi Dhabdhaba.

International Airport to reach Osmanabad district is located 261 kilometres away from Osmanabad, and is in Pune. However, the district is well connected by rail and roadways. Osmanabad railway station connects all major cities of Maharashtra. Maharashtra state road Transport Corporation runs a number of buses to this district.

 

Talukas in Osmanabad District of Maharashtra State

The district is divided into 08 talukas, which are listed below:

 
Osmanabad Tuljapur Omerga
Lohara Kallamb Bhum
Paranda Washi


Osmanabad District

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