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The Indian Analyst


 

Maharashtra


 

Quick Information

State Area (Sq. Km.)

307,713

State Capital

Mumbai

Major Language(s)

Marathi

Number of Districts

35

Population

96,752,247

Males

50,334,270

Females

46,417,977

Growth Rate 1991-2001

22.57 %

Density

314

Urban Population

42.40 %

Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 Males)

922

Literacy Rate

77.27 %

Males

86.27 %

Females

67.51 %

Legislature

Legislative Assembly

Judicature

High Court, Mumbai

Governor

Sri S.M.  Krishna

Address

Raj Bhawan, Malabar Hill, Mumbai-400035

Office No.

022-23632660

Residence No.

022-23632660

Fax

022-23633272

email

rajbhavan@maharashtra.gov.in

Chief Minister

Sri Vilasrao Desmukh

Address

‘Varsha’ Malbar Hill, Bhausaheb Hiray Marg,
Malabar Hill, Mumbai - 400 006

Office No.

022-22025151, 22025222

Residence No.

022-23633051, 23634950

Fax

022-23633272

email

chiefminister@maharashtra.gov.in
Chief Secretary Dr. D. K. Shankaran , IAS/ MH : 70

Address

Mumbai-400001.

Office No.

22025042 / 22028762, 9869440735    Ext 3747  PA Ext: 3597

Residence No.

(022) - 22853838

Fax

(022) - 22028594, 22822626

email

chiefsecretary@maharashtra.gov.in

  

  

General Information

Location

Located in central India, Maharashtra is bounded north by Madhya Pradesh, east by Chhattisgarh, south by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Goa, west by the Arabian Sea and northwest by Daman and Gujarat.

History

Under the States Reorganization Act, 1956, Bombay State was formed by merging the States of Kutch and Saurashtra and Marathi-speaking areas of Hyderabad (commonly knowns as Marathwada) and Madhya Pradesh (also called Vidarbha) in the old State of Mumbai, after the transfer from that State of the Kannada-speaking areas of the Belgaum, Bijapur, Kanara and Dharwar districts which were added to the State of Mysore (now Karnataka), and the Abu Road taluka of Banaskantha district, which went to the State of Rajasthan.

By the Bombay Reorganization Act 1960, which came into force from May 1, 1960, 17 districts (predominantly Gujarati-speaking) in the north and west of Mumbai State became the new State of Gujarat and the remainder was renamed Maharashtra.

 

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