Palghar District - Overview of District and Talukas in Maharashtra State

Palghar District - Overview of District and Talukas in Maharashtra State: Palghar district is one of the districts in the Konkan region of Maharashtra state. It is in the northern part of the division. This is the 36th district of the state, formed in 2014. Boundaries of the district are Thane and Nashik districts in the east and northeast, the Arabian Sea in the west, the Valsad district of Gujarat, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli in the north. Palghar district area is 5,344 square kilometres. There are eight taluks in the districts: Jawhar, Mokhda, Talasri, Vasai, Vikramgad, Palghar, Dahanu, and Wada.

Palghar District


 

 

Overview of Palghar District


Palghar district was formed in 2014 and is carved out of the Thane district. Palghar district population, according to the 2011 census, is 2.990,116. Population density is 560 per square kilometre. 48% of the total population lives in urban areas. There are 1007 villages and 467 gram panchayats in the district. The literacy rate is 66.65%. 72.23% of males are literate, and the female literacy rate is 59.2%. The official language spoken here is Marathi. People also speak Hindi, Varli and Gujarati. Six Vidhan sabha constituencies are Dahanu, Vikramgad, Palghar, Boisar, Nalasopara and Vasai. Palghar is the only Lok Sabha constituency.

 

History of Palghar District


Palghar district region, which was part of the Thane district, was ruled by the Portuguese. Palghar region played a key role in the Indian freedom movement. Five people, namely Govind Ganesh Thakur, Ramprasad Bhimashankar Tiwari, Ramachandra Mahadev Churi and Govind Sukur More, were killed by the British in 1942. “Paachbatti”, or five lights, is the main circle in Palghar named in honour of these three freedom fighters. This region was part of the Thane district until 2014. The demand for a separate district started almost 25 years before that. The announcement of the new district formation came on 13 June 2014, and the district came into existence in the same year on 1st August.

Tourist Places in Palghar District


Palghar district is famous for eco-tourism. The district has beautiful beaches, historical forts and also must visit temples. The district is well connected by road, rail and airways. The nearest airport is in Mumbai it takes two hours to reach Palghar from Mumbai on the road. Some exciting tourist Places in the district include the Amala fort, Vasai fort, kaldurg fort, Kumandurg fort, Kelwa beach, Vajreshwari hot water spring, Mahalakshmi temple etc. Other essential beaches in the district are the Arnala, Dhanu Bordi, Aalewadi, Nandgaon, Kalmb and others.

 

Talukas in Palghar District


The district has 8 talukas in the Palghar District of Maharashtra State. We have listed all the talukas below:

Vasai Palghar Dahanu
Talasari jawhar mokhada
wada vikramgad

Palghar District - Overview of District and Talukas

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