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Fast Facts

Fast Facts 2017-07-07T11:44:27+00:00

Maharashtra at a Glance

Fast Facts
Established 1st May 1960
Area 3,07,713 sq km
Capital Mumbai
Largest city Mumbai (by population), Pune (by area)
Legislature (seats) Bicameral (288 + 78)
Governor K. Sankaranarayanan
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan
Dy. Chief Minister Ajit Pawar
Official language Marathi
Population 6,077,900
Literacy 77.6%
Major Wildlife Sanctuary Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary and Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary
Major Rivers Godavari and Krishna
Major Festivals Gudi Padwa, Diwali, Rangapanchami, Gokulashtami and Ganeshotsav.
Hill stations Matheran, Lonavla, Khandala, Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani, Bhandardara, Malshej Ghat, Amboli, Chikhaldara, Panhala, Sawantvadi, Toranmal, Jawhar.
Other Major languages Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu.
Government maharashtra.gov.in
Tourism www.maharashtratourism.gov.in
Districts Ahmednagar, Akola, Amravati, Aurangabad, Beed, Bhandara, Buldhana, Chandrapur, Dhule, Gadchiroli, Gondia, Hingoli, Jalgaon, Jalna, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai City, Mumbai Suburban, Nagpur, Nanded, Nandurbar, Nashik, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Pune, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Washim, Yavatmal.