Maharashtra At a Glance
Creation of the State: 1st may, 1960.
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.
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?
The recorded forest area in Maharashtra is—
Ans:- 61,579 km2
In which year Sindhudung established?
How many assembly seats Vidarbha has?
In which year was Bombay renamed as Mumbai?
Nashik city is located on the banks of which among the following Rivers?
What is the Sex Ratio of Maharashtra?
Which of the following state is to the Southeast of Maharashtra?
Ans:- Andra Pradesh