Maharashtra General Knowledge – Talathi

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Maharashtra At a Glance

Creation of the State: 1st may, 1960.
Capital: Mumbai.
Boundaries: 1.Gujarat, 2. Madhya Pradesh, 3.Chhattisgarh, 4.Telangana, 5. Karnataka, 6. Goa, 7. Dadra & Nagar Haweli.
High Court:Bombay High Court (Benches at Aurangabad, Nagpur and Panaji).
Sate Animal: Giant Squirrel.
State Bird: Green Imperial Pheasant.
State Tree: Mango (Mangifera Indica).
State Flower: Jarul.
First Governor: Shri Sri Prakash.
First Chief Minister: Yeshwantrao Chavan.
Longitude: 720 36’ E to 800 54’ E.
Latitude: 150 35’ N to 220 02’ N.
Total Geographical Area: 3, 07,713 sq. km.
Forest cover: 61,622 sq. km (19.9% of the State’s Area).
District with Minimum Forest Cover: Mumbai City.
District with Maximum Area: Ahmednagar.
District with Minimum Area: Mumbai City.
Divisions: 06
Districts: 36
Tehsils (2015-16):
Inhabited Villages: 40,959.
Un-Inhabited Villages: 2,706.
Towns (Including Census Towns): 534.
Zilla Parishads: 34.
Gram Panchayats: 28,332.
Panchayat Samitis: 351.
Municipal Councils: 234.
Municipal Corporations: 27.
Nagar panchayat: 124.
Cantonment Boards: 07.
Total Population (2011 Census): 11,23,74,333.
Male Population: 5,82,43,056.
Female Population: 5,41,31,277.
% of Urban Population: 2%.
Decadal Growth: 99%.
Population Density: 365.
Sex Ratio: Important National Highways: NH-3, NH-6, NH-7, NH-17, Nh-222.
Literacy Rate: 3%
Male Literacy rate: 4%.
Female Literacy rate: 9%.
Percentage of SC Population: 8%(2011).
Percentage of ST Population: 4% (2011).
National Parks: 06.
Wildlife Sanctuaries: 48.
Important Rivers : Godavari, Krishna, Tapti.
Folk Dances: Lavni, Tamasha, Koli.
Faris & Festivals: Gudhi, Padava, Ganesh Chaturthi, Kumbh Mela, Changdeo fair, Snake Festival.
Important Tribes: Bhil, Gond, Koli Mahadev, Varli, Kokna
Some Questions on Maharashtra State –
How many Lok Sabha Constituencies are there in Maharashtra?
Ans:- 48
The recorded forest area in Maharashtra is—
Ans:- 61,579 km2
In which year Sindhudung established?
Ans: 1981.
How many assembly seats Vidarbha has?
Ans:- 62
In which year was Bombay renamed as Mumbai?
Ans:- 1995
Nashik city is located on the banks of which among the following Rivers?
Ans:- Godavari
What is the Sex Ratio of Maharashtra?
Ans:- 929
Which of the following state is to the Southeast of Maharashtra?
Ans:- Andra Pradesh

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