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Solapur district
Grasslands at Nannaj Bustard Sanctuary
Grasslands at Nannaj Bustard Sanctuary
Solapur district
Location in Maharashtra
Coordinates (Solapur): 17°50′N 75°30′E / 17.833°N 75.500°E / 17.833; 75.500Coordinates: 17°50′N 75°30′E / 17.833°N 75.500°E / 17.833; 75.500
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DivisionPune Division[1]‌‌‌
HeadquartersSolapur
Tehsils1. Akkalkot, 2. Barshi, 3. Karmala, 4. Madha, 5. Malshiras, 6. Mangalwedha, 7. Mohol, 8. Pandharpur, 9. Sangola, 10. North Solapur and 11. South Solapur
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1. Solapur (SC), 2. Madha (shared with Satara district), 3. Osmanabad (shared with Osmanabad district) (Based on Election Commission website)
 • Vidhan Sabha constituencies10
Area
 • Total14,895 km2 (5,751 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total4,317,756
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
 • Urban
31.83%
Demographics
 • Literacy71.2%
 • Sex ratio935
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Websitehttp://solapur.gov.in/

Solapur District (Marathi pronunciation: [solaːpuːɾ]) is a district in Maharashtra state of India. The city of Solapur is the district headquarters. It is located on the south east edge of the state and lies entirely in the Bhima and Seena basins.[2] The entire district is drained by the Bhima River.[3]

Solapur district leads Maharashtra in production of Indian cigarettes known as beedi.[4]

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Solapur District has a population of 4,317,756, the 43rd largest district in India by population (out of 640). The district has a population density of 290 inhabitants per square kilometre (750/sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 12.1%. Solapur has a sex ratio of 932 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 77.72%. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 15.05% and 1.80% of the population respectively.[5]

Religions in Solapur district (2011)[6]
Religion Percent
Hindus
87.90%
Muslims
10.22%
Buddhists
0.82%
Jains
0.65%
Other or not stated
0.41%

Languages in Solapur district (2011)[7]

  Marathi (73.13%)
  Kannada (9.28%)
  Hindi (6.47%)
  Telugu (4.49%)
  Urdu (3.94%)
  Others (2.69%)

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 73.13% of the population in the district spoke Marathi, 9.28% Kannada, 6.47% Hindi, 4.49% Telugu and 3.94% Urdu as their first language.[7][8]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901875,368—    
1911946,761+0.79%
1921900,267−0.50%
19311,058,959+1.64%
19411,215,953+1.39%
19511,490,446+2.06%
19611,843,102+2.15%
19712,233,369+1.94%
19812,588,139+1.49%
19913,231,057+2.24%
20013,849,543+1.77%
20114,317,756+1.15%
source:[9]
Tehsils of Solapur District
Tehsils of Solapur District

Talukas

Solapur district is subdivided for administrative purposes into eleven talukas, which in turn comprise smaller divisions. The talukas are North Solapur, South Solapur, Akkalkot, Barshi, Mangalwedha, Pandharpur, Sangola, Malshiras, Mohol, Madha and Karmala.[10]

Notable people

See also

References

  1. ^ Sushant Kulkarni (3 July 2015). "Anti-Corruption Bureau: Pune Unit records highest number of bribery traps in state". The Indian Express. Pune. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  2. ^ Shri Mahadev Dada Tonpe, Mahavir Shah. "सोलापूर जिल्हा" [Solapur Jilha]. Solapur Pune Pravasi Sanghatna (in Marathi). Solapur. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Solapur District Geographical Information". Archived from the original on 23 February 2007. Retrieved 11 December 2006.
  4. ^ Meena Menon (21 June 2006). "A dream come true for beedi workers of Solapur". The Hindu. Mumbai. Retrieved 28 July 2015.
  5. ^ "District Census 2011 - Solapur" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General, India. 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011.((cite web)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "C-16 Population By Religion - Maharashtra". census.gov.in.
  7. ^ a b 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  8. ^ "Solapur census records". The Gezzeters department Solapur.
  9. ^ Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901
  10. ^ "Geographical information" (PDF). Solapur district. Retrieved 24 January 2018.
  11. ^ "Top teacher wins $1m and gives half away". BBC News. Retrieved 15 January 2021.