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Marathwada
Marathwada
(IPA:Marāṭhvāḍā) is a region of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The region coincides with the Aurangabad Division
Aurangabad Division
of Maharashtra. It borders the states of Karnataka
Karnataka
and Telangana, and it lies to the east of the Vidarbha
Vidarbha
and Khandesh
Khandesh
regions of Maharashtra. The largest city of Marathwada
Marathwada
is Aurangabad. Its people speak Marathi and Dakhini.

Contents

1 Etymology 2 Demography 3 Cities and districts 4 Tourism 5 Education 6 Marathwada
Marathwada
Statutory Development Board 7 Suicide of farmers 8 See also 9 References 10 Further reading

Etymology[edit] The term Marathwada
Marathwada
means the house of Marathi people, that is land occupied by the Marathi-speaking population of the former Hyderabad state during the period of Nizam rule. The term can be traced to 18th century state records of the Nizam of Hyderabad.[2] Demography[edit] Marathwada
Marathwada
has total area of 64590 km2 and had a population of 18,731,872 at the 2011 census of India.[3][a] Cities and districts[edit] Major cities of Marathwada
Marathwada
region include Aurangabad, Nanded-Waghala, Latur and Parbhani Its district areas are:

Aurangabad, Nanded, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur, Jalna, Parbhani, Hingoli.

There are Municipal Corporations at Aurangabad,[4] Nanded,[5] Latur, and Parbhani.[6] Tourism[edit] Main article: Tourism in Marathwada

God Shiva temple in ellora caves

Chaitya Griha or prayer hall at Ajanta Caves
Ajanta Caves
in cave number 26

Bibi Ka Maqbara, also known as mini-Tajmahal.

Hazur Sahib Nanded

The state government recognises Aurangabad as the "Tourism Capital of Maharashtra".[7] There are various tourist attractions in Aurangabad. Other places visited by tourists are:

Ajanta caves Ellora caves Udgir Fort Ausa Hazur Sahib Nanded Bibi Ka Maqbara Dharashiv Caves Aundha Nagnath Mahur Kandhar Deogiri fort
Deogiri fort
/ *Daulatabad Grishneshwar temple Parli Tuljapur

Education[edit]

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada
Marathwada
University, Aurangabad

Marathwada
Marathwada
has four government medical colleges, situated at Aurangabad, Latur, Nanded
Nanded
and Ambajogai. It also has three major universities, being Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University
at Aurangabad, Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University
Vasantrao Naik Marathwada Agricultural University
at Parbhani, and Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University at Nanded. Marathwada
Marathwada
Statutory Development Board[edit] Marathwada Statutory Development Board releases annual report assessing problems within various districts of Marathwada, and also monitors development work and expenditure.[8] Suicide of farmers[edit] According to government records, 422 farmers in Marathwada
Marathwada
committed suicide in 2014. This was because of their inability to bear crop losses and a financial quandary made acute by water scarcity and an agrarian crisis.[9] 2014 was the third consecutive year of low rainfall, and when rainfall did occur it was sometimes untimely and damaged crops. Of the 422 suicides, 252 cases were due to an inability to repay agricultural loans.There have been more than 117 farmer suicides in the first two months of 2017. [9] See also[edit]

List of people from Marathwada Make in Maharashtra Manav Vikas Mission Sundarrao Solanke

References[edit] Notes

^ Marathwada
Marathwada
is not separate political or administrative entity so there is no reference of population by name of "Marathwada", population has been calculated by adding population of 8 districts of Marathwada.

Citations

^ a b c d "District wise Demography". Census 2011. Retrieved 23 May 2015.  ^ Kate, P. V. (1987). Marathwada
Marathwada
under the Nizams, 1724-1948. Delhi, India: Mittal Publications. p. 3. ISBN 8170990173.  ^ " Maharashtra
Maharashtra
Population Census data 2011". Government of India. Retrieved 11 April 2015.  ^ http://www.aurangabadmahapalika.org/singleIndex.jsp?orgid=95 ^ "NWCMC Home Page". Nwcmc.gov.in. Retrieved 2015-05-29.  ^ http://pcmcparbhani.org/ ^ "World News Headlines". Newkerala.com. Retrieved 2015-05-29.  ^ "Marathwobada Statutory Development Board". Msdb.gov.in. Retrieved 2015-05-29.  ^ a b "422 farmer suicides in 2014 in Marathwada
Marathwada
gives BJP govt the jitters Business Standard News". Business-standard.com. 2014-12-05. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 

Further reading[edit]

Beyond Economic Development: A Case Study of Marathwada Vidarbha
Vidarbha
and Marathwada: Trapped in a vicious cycle -Hindustan Times Cane cultivation leaving Marathwada
Marathwada
bone dry: Study -The Times of India Photo-essay on the 2016 drought in Marathwada Have India's farm suicides really declined? -BBC article In worst drought year, Marathwada
Marathwada
emerges new suicide region -Indian Express ‘Wrong method used to calculate Vidarbha, Marathwada
Marathwada
backlog’ - The Times of India Lucien D. Benichou (1 January 2000). From Autocracy to Integration: Political Developments in Hyderabad State, 1938-1948. Orient Blackswan. ISBN 978-81-250-1847-6.  Human Development Report 2002 - Maharashtra
Maharashtra
(India) History of Modern India, Bipin Chandra, Orient Blackswan, 2009

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Marathwada

Largest city: Aurangabad Second largest: Nanded

Districts of Marathwada

Aurangabad Beed Hingoli Jalna Latur Nanded Osmanabad Parbhani

Cities with municipal corporations

Aurangabad Nanded Latur Parbhani

Topics

Tourism in Marathwada Marathwada
Marathwada
Liberation Day

Portal: Maharashtra

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State of Maharashtra

Capital: Mumbai
Mumbai
Second capital: Nagpur

Topics

History Geography Economy Tourism Highest point Marathi language Culture Marathi people Marathi literature Marathi cinema Maharashtrian cuisine Sports

Regions

Desh Khandesh Konkan Mumbai
Mumbai
Metropolitan Region Marathwada Vidarbha

Divisions and Districts

Amravati
Amravati
division

Akola Amravati Buldhana Washim Yavatmal

Konkan
Konkan
division

Mumbai Mumbai
Mumbai
Suburban Palghar Raigad Ratnagiri Sindhudurg Thane

Aurangabad division

Aurangabad Beed Jalna Osmanabad Nanded Latur Parbhani Hingoli

Nagpur
Nagpur
division

Bhandara Chandrapur Gadchiroli Gondia Nagpur Wardha

Nashik
Nashik
division

Ahmednagar Dhule Jalgaon Nandurbar Nashik

Pune
Pune
division

Kolhapur Pune Sangli Satara Solapur

Million-plus cities in Maharashtra

Mumbai Pune Nagpur Aurangabad Nashik Solapur Thane Pimpri-Chinchwad Kalyan-Dombivali Vasai-Virar Navi Mumbai

Other cities with municipal corporations

Ahmednagar Akola Amravati Bhiwandi-Nizampur Chandrapur Dhule Jalgaon Kolhapur Latur Malegaon Mira-Bhayandar Nanded Panvel Parbhani Sangli Ulhasnagar

Portal: Maharashtra

Coordinates: 19°53′00″N 75°20′00″E / 19.8833°N 75.3333°E / 19.8

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