Maharashtra is an Indian state that was formed on 1 May 1960 with 26 initial districts. Since then, 11 additional districts have been created, the most recent of which is Palghar district. The state currently has 36 districts. These districts are grouped into six administrative divisions shown below.

Maharashtra with all of it districts

Regions and Divisions

Maharashtra is divided into 36 districts, which are grouped into six divisions.[1]

Regions

Geographically, historically, politically, and according to cultural sentiments, Maharashtra has five main regions:-

Divisions

Name of Division
(Headquarter)
Region Districts Largest City
Pune division
(HQ: Pune)
Desh Pune
Amravati division
(HQ: Amravati)
Vidarbha (Varhad) Amravati
Aurangabad division
(HQ: Aurangabad)
Marathwada Aurangabad
Nagpur division
(HQ: Nagpur)
Vidarbha Nagpur
Nashik division
(HQ: Nashik)
North Maharashtra (Khandesh) Nashik
Konkan division
(HQ: Mumbai)
Konkan Mumbai
  1. ^ Nashik and Ahmednagar districts does not culturally belong to Khandesh region. Culturally, Nashik and Ahmednagar districts share a pattern called Gangathadi. North Maharashtra is the geographical region representing all 4 districts except Ahmednagar.
  2. ^ Amravati Division used to be a separate region of Central Provinces and Berar as Berar Division known as "Varhad" in Marathi before becoming part of Vidarbha Division of Maharashtra.

Districts

The table below lists important geographic and demographic parameters for all 36 districts. Population data are extracted from the 2011 Census of India.

No Name Code Formed Headquarters Administrative
division
Area (km2) Population (2011 Census) % of State
Population
Density
(per km2)
Urban (%) Literacy (%) Sex ratio Tehsils Source
1 Ahmednagar AH 1 May 1960 Ahmednagar Nashik 17,048 4,543,159 4.04% 234.77 19.67 80.22 941 14 district website
2 Akola AK 1 May 1960 Akola Amravati 5,428 1,813,906 1.61% 300.78 53.23 88.05 938 7 district website
3 Amravati AM 1 May 1960 Amravati Amravati 12,235 2,888,445 2.57% 206.40 34.50 82.5 838 14 district website
4 Aurangabad AU 1 May 1960 Aurangabad Aurangabad 10,100 3,701,282 3.29% 286.83 37.53 61.15 924 9 district website
5 Beed BI 1 May 1960 Beed Aurangabad 10,693 1,200,334 1.07% 207.04 17.91 68 936 11 district website
6 Bhandara BH 1 May 1960 Bhandara Nagpur 3,717 2,585,049 2.30% 305.58 15.44 68.28 982 7 district website
7 Buldhana BU 1 May 1960 Buldhana Amravati 9,661 2,586,258 2.30% 230.63 21.2 75.8 946 13 district website
8 Chandrapur CH 1 May 1960 Chandrapur Nagpur 11,443 2,204,307 1.96% 193.65 32.11 73.03 948 15 district website
9 Dhule DH 1 May 1960 Dhule Nashik 7,195 2,050,862 1.83% 211.83 26.11 71.6 944 4 district website
10 Gadchiroli GA 26 August 1982 Gadchiroli Nagpur 14,412 1,072,942 0.95% 67.33 6.93 60.1 976 12 district website
11 Gondia GO 1 May 1999 Gondia Nagpur 5,234 1,322,507 1.18% 247.81 11.95 67.67 1005 8 district website
12 Hingoli HI 1 May 1999 Hingoli Aurangabad 4,526 1,177,345 1.05% 218.11 15.2 66.86 953 5 district website
13 Jalgaon JG 1 May 1960 Jalgaon Nashik 11,765 4,229,917 3.76% 312.79 71.4 76.06 932 15 district website
14 Jalna JN 1 May 1981 Jalna Aurangabad 7,687 1,959,046 1.74% 211.82 19.09 64.52 952 8 district website
15 Kolhapur KO 1 May 1960 Kolhapur Pune 7,685 3,876,001 3.45% 457.44 29.65 77.23 949 12 district website
16 Latur LA 16 August 1982 Latur Aurangabad 7,157 2,454,196 2.18% 282.19 23.57 71.54 935 10 district website
17 Mumbai City MC 1 May 1960 Mumbai Konkan 157 3,085,411 2.75% 49,140.9 100 86.4 777 0 district website
18 Mumbai Suburban MU 1 October 1990 Mumbai Konkan 446 9,356,962 8.33% 23,271 100 86.9 822 3 district website
19 Nagpur NG 1 May 1960 Nagpur Nagpur 9,892 4,653,570 4.14% 409.36 64.33 84.18 933 14 district website
20 Nanded ND 1 May 1960 Nanded Aurangabad 10,528 3,361,292 2.99% 275.98 28.29 68.52 942 16 district website
21 Nandurbar NB 1 July 1998 Nandurbar Nashik 5,955 1,648,295 1.47% 260 15.5 46.63 975 6 district website
22 Nashik NS 1 May 1960 Nashik Nashik 15,582 6,107,187 5.43% 321.56 38.8 74.4 927 15 district website
23 Osmanabad OS 1 May 1960 Osmanabad Aurangabad 7,569 1,657,576 1.48% 197.89 17.0 78.4 924 8 district website
24 Palghar PL 1 August 2014 Palghar Konkan 5,344 2,990,116 2.66% 562 50 80 900 8 district website
25 Parbhani PA 1 May 1960 Parbhani Aurangabad 6,251 1,836,086 1.63% 244.4 31.8 55.15 958 9 district website
26 Pune PU 1 May 1960 Pune Pune 15,643 9,429,408 8.39% 461.85 58.1 80.78 919 14 district website
27 Raigad RG 1 May 1960 Alibag Konkan 7,152 2,634,200 2.34% 308.89 24.2 77 976 15 district website
28 Ratnagiri RT 1 May 1960 Ratnagiri Konkan 8,208 1,615,069 1.44% 206.72 11.3 65.13 1,136 9 district website
29 Sangli SN 1 May 1960 Sangli Pune 8,578 2,822,143 2.51% 301.18 24.5 82.62 957 10 district website
30 Satara ST 1 May 1960 Satara Pune 10,480 3,003,741 2.67% 266.77 14.2 78.52 995 11 district website
31 Sindhudurg SI 1 May 1981 Oros Konkan 5,207 849,651 0.76% 166.86 9.5 80.3 1,079 8 district website
32 Solapur SO 1 May 1960 Solapur Pune 14,895 4,317,756 3.84% 259.32 31.8 71.2 935 11 district website
33 Thane TH 1 May 1960 Thane Konkan 4,214 8,070,032 7.18% 850.71 72.58 80.67 858 7 district website
34 Wardha WR 1 May 1960 Wardha Nagpur 6,310 1,300,774 1.16% 195.03 25.17 80.5 936 8 district website
35 Washim WS 1 July 1998 Washim Amravati 5,150 1,197,160 1.07% 275.98 17.49 74.02 939 6 district website
36 Yavatmal YTL 1 May 1960 Yavatmal Amravati 13,582 2,772,348 2.47% 152.93 18.6 57.96 951 16 district website
Maharashtra - - - - - 307,129 112,374,333 100% 314.42 42.43 77.27 922 - -

Proposed districts

In 2018, then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis constituted a committee under leadership of Chief secretary. The committee has proposed 22 new districts.[2][3] Earlier in 2015, former ministers has demanded formation of new districts, they were Katol (Nagpur), Chimur(Chandrapur), Pusad (Yavatmal), Khamgaon (Buldhana), Achalpur (Amravati), Aheri (Gadchiroli)[4][5]

Sr.

No.

Proposed districts Existing district
1 Kalwan Nashik
2 Malegaon
3 Mira Bhayandar Thane
4 Kalyan
5 Pusad Yavatmal
6 Achalpur Amravati
7 Sakoli Bhandara
8 Chimur Chandrapur
9 Aheri Gadchiroli
10 Bhusawal Jalgaon
11 Udgir Latur
12 Ambajogai Beed
13 Kinwat Nanded
14 Mandesh Satara
15 Shivneri Pune
16 Jawhar Palghar
17 Mandangad Ratnagiri
18 Mahad Raigad
19 Sangamner Ahmednagar
20 Shirdi
21 Shrirampur
22 Khamgaon Buldhana
23 Katol Nagpur

See also

References

  1. ^ "Districts". Maharashtra government website. Retrieved 13 March 2021.
  2. ^ Marathi, TV9 (28 January 2020). "राज्यात नव्या 22 जिल्ह्यांचा प्रस्ताव, लातूरमधून उदगीर, नाशिकमधून मालेगाव, कळवण, तर नगरमध्ये 3 जिल्ह्यांचं नियोजन". TV9 Marathi (in Marathi). Retrieved 18 March 2023.((cite web)): CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "कल्याण, मीरा-भाईंदर, महाडसह २२ नव्या जिल्ह्यांची निर्मिती होणार?". Maharashtra Times (in Marathi). Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  4. ^ "Former minister demands creation of 22 new districts in Maharashtra". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2023.
  5. ^ टीम, एबीपी माझा वेब (29 January 2020). "लातूरनंतर महाराष्ट्रातील 'या' जिल्ह्यांमधून विभाजनाची मागणी". marathi.abplive.com (in Marathi). Retrieved 18 March 2023.