Hingoli district
Aundha Nagnath Temple
Location in Maharashtra
Location in Maharashtra
Hingoli district
Country India
TehsilsHingoli, Kalamnuri, Sengaon, Aundha Nagnath, Basmath
 • BodyHingoli Zilla Parishad
 • Guardian MinisterAbdul Sattar Abdul Nabi
(Cabinet Minister Mha)
 • President Zilla Parishad
  • President
    Mr. Ganaji Belle
  • Vice President
    Mr. Manish Akhre
 • District Collector
  • Shri. Jitendra Papalkar (IAS)
 • CEO Zilla Parishad
  • Mr. Sanjay Daine (IAS)
 • MPs
 • Total4,526 km2 (1,747 sq mi)
 • Total1,177,345[1]
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)

Hingoli district (Marathi pronunciation: [ɦiŋɡoliː]) is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district is headquartered at Hingoli. The district occupies an area of 4,526 km2 and has a population of 11,77,345 of which 15.60% were urban (as of 2011).[2] Hingoli was actually known as the Nizams military base as it was bordered with Vidharbha. In that era military troops, hospitals, veterinary hospital were in operation from Hingoli. Being a military base the city was one of the important and famous places of the Hyderabad state. One of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines, the Aundha Nagnath is located in Hingoli district about 25 km south-west from district headquarter.

As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Maharashtra (out of 36), after Sindhudurg and Gadchiroli.[1]


Members of Parliament

Guardian Minister

Guardian Minister Hingoli
पालकमंत्री हिंगोली
Emblem of India
Abdul Sattar Abdul Nabi
since 27 September 2022
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerChief Minister of Maharashtra
Term length5 years / No time limit

list of Guardian Minister

Name Term of office
Dilip Kamble 31 October 2014 - 8 November 2019
Varsha Gaikwad 9 January 2020 - 29 June 2022
Abdul Sattar Abdul Nabi 27 September 2022 - Incumbent

District Magistrate/Collector

District Magistrate / Collector Hingoli
जिल्हाधिकारी तथा जिल्हदंडाधिकरी हिंगोली
Emblem of India
Shri. Jitendra Papalkar (IAS)
since 2018
ResidenceAt Hingoli district
AppointerGovernment of Maharashtra
Term lengthNo time limit

list of District Magistrate / Collector

Name Term of office
Shri. Jitendra Papalkar (IAS) 2018 - Incumbent


In 1853, after the administration of the province was assigned to the British East India Company by the Nizam following a treaty, it was divided into two districts, South Berar with its headquarters at Hingoli, and North Berar with its headquarters at Buldana. Both were placed under a deputy commissioner. After the Indian Rebellion of 1857, Hingoli and its adjoining areas were restored to the Nizam and the province was reconstituted into two districts, East Berar with its headquarters at Amraoti, and West Berar with its headquarters at Akola.[3]

Aundha Nagnath Temple

The territory of the present district became part of Bombay state in 1956 and Maharashtra state in 1960 as part of Parbhani district. This district was carved out from Parbhani district on 1 May 1999 with five own tehsils: Hingoli, Kalamanuri, Sengaon, Aundha Naganath, and Basamat.


Hingoli is situated at the northern part of Marathwada in Maharashtra. Borders of Hingoli are surrounded by districts Washim and Yavatmal in northern side, Parbhani in western side, and Nanded at south-eastern side. There are two medium-sized dams present on both East and West sides of the district namely Isapur dam and Yeldari dam, Isapur dam provides water to irrigation purpose whereas Yeldari dam caters to irrigation as well as production of hydroelectricity. One minor dam named Siddheshwar also used for irrigation purpose in district.


Religions in Hingoli district (2011)[3]
Religion Percent
Other or not stated

As of the 2011 Census of India, Hingoli district has a population of 1,177,345,[1] roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste[4] or the US state of Rhode Island.[5] This gives it a ranking of 401st in India (out of a total of 640).[1] The district has a population density of 244 inhabitants per square kilometre (630/sq mi) .[1] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.43%.[1] Hingoli has a sex ratio of 942 females for every 1000 males,[1] and a literacy rate of 78.17%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 15.51% and 9.51% of the population respectively.[1]

Languages in Hingoli district (2011)[6]

  Marathi (83.53%)
  Urdu (6.86%)
  Hindi (4.81%)
  Lambadi (3.25%)
  Others (1.55%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 83.53% of the population in the district spoke Marathi, 6.86% Urdu, 4.81% Hindi and 3.25% Lambadi as their first language.[6]


This district is divided into two sub-divisions, which are further divided into five talukas. Hingoli sub-division is divided into three talukas: Hingoli, Kalamnuri and Sengaon. Basmath sub-division is divided into two talukas: Aundha and Basmath.

There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Basmath, Kalamnuri and Hingoli. All three are part of Hingoli Lok Sabha constituency.[7]


Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.

In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Hingoli one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640).[9] It is one of the twelve districts in Maharashtra currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[9]

Places of interest

Main article: Tourism in Marathwada

Hindu temples and shrines

Some of the notable Hindu temples are as follows:[10][11]

See also


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "District Census Hand Book – Hingoli" (PDF). Census of India. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  2. ^ "Census GIS India". Archived from the original on 11 January 2010. Retrieved 27 August 2009.
  3. ^ "Population by Religion - Maharashtra". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India. 2011.
  4. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Archived from the original on 27 September 2011. Retrieved 1 October 2011. Timor-Leste 1,177,345 July 2011 est.
  5. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Rhode Island 1,052,567
  6. ^ a b "Table C-16 Population by Mother Tongue: Maharashtra". censusindia.gov.in. Registrar General and Census Commissioner of India.
  7. ^ "Districtwise List of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra website. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2009.
  8. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  9. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 April 2012. Retrieved 27 September 2011.
  10. ^ "Hingoli District official page". Archived from the original on 18 April 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2016.
  11. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 August 2021. Retrieved 18 July 2016.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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