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Chikhli, Maharashtra

Chikhli
चिखली
City
Nickname(s): Jilhyachi rajkiya rajdhani
Chikhli is located in Maharashtra
Chikhli
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates:
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Buldana
Government
 • Type Nagar palika
 • Body Bjp shivsena
Area
 • Total 1,009 km2 (390 sq mi)
Elevation 606 m (1,988 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 57,889
 • Rank

2nd in district

867 in country
 • Density 219/km2 (570/sq mi)
Demonym(s) Chikhlikar
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 443201
Telephone code 00-91-7264
Vehicle registration MH-28

Chikhli is a city and a municipal council in Buldana district in Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra state, India. It is located on the Pune-Nagpur highway. It comes in Amaravati Division. It is situated at the westernmost border of Vidarbha region of Maharashtra and is 500 km from the state capital, Mumbai.

Chikhli is situated on the border of Marathwada Region & Vidharbha Region of Maharashtra. Chikhli is the nearest municipal council to the district place Buldana, approximately 25 km only. Higher study colleges like Anuradha Engineering College, Anuradha Pharmacy College [located approximately 4 km from main city] and the Abhinav College of Education,SRC BAMS college are located in Chikhli.

A well known town named Kawhala comes under Chikhli Tahsil.Kawhala is known for most employed people. The people in this town are majority well educated, employed, developed, political & doing advance farming in the chikhali area.Chikhli is home to Renuka Devi's temple.[1]

Contents

  • Culture 1
  • Transport 2
  • Speciality 3
  • Geography 4
  • Demographics 5
  • Prominent Places 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

Culture

The ancient historical temple of Renuka Devi is situated in the heart of city. The only one Temple of pandav is situated in the nearby village Kawhala.

There is large celebration on Hanuman Jayanthi, where thousands of People join the Rally and Celebrate their faith towards Renuka Devi. There is Panchmukhi Mahadeo Temple on road Khamgaon near vishwabharmama shelake mala. There is Shriram mandir in old city,ram navami is celebrated each year with pleasure by peoples.

Transport

The city is connected to other major cities of Maharashtra by State Highway 24 (Baitul (Madhya Pradesh) to Chandwad (Nashik)) and State Highway 176 (Malkapur to Solapur). There is a state project to build a 4-lane highway between Chikhli and Malkapur, but has been postponed due to some problems in the Rajur Ghat near Buldana.

Railway connection has always been difficult because of the surrounding mountainous area. The nearest railhead is at Malkapur 70 km (43 mi) and Nandura 80 km (50 mi) also Jalna 90 km (56 mi). The nearest rail junctions are Akola 110 km (68 mi) and Aurangabad 140 km (87 mi).

The nearest airport is at Aurangabad 140 km (87 mi). There have been demands for a domestic airport in Buldhana the district place, 25 km from Chikhli as it has several pilgrimage and historical centres such as Shegaon, Sailani, Lonar and Sindkhed Raja.

Speciality

Also in addition,there is a cotton factory in chikhli that's why most of the people got employment. World Famous Baba Saillani darga is situated 17 km from Chikhli. The famous narayan dalimkar seed producing plant is located in kawhala. . The high capacity plants are located at Chikhali. A joining point for Jalgaon-Aurangabad-Akola.

Geography

Chikhli is located at .[2] It has an average elevation of 606 metres (1988 feet).

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[3] Chikhli had a population of 58,428. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Chikhli has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 81% and female literacy of 67%. 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.The rate of literacy is high due to school facility available and awareness in the people. Marathi is main language of communication.

Religions in Chikhli
Religion Percent
Hindus
  
64%
Muslims
  
24%
Buddhists
  
8.6%
Christians
  
1.4%
Jains
  
1.7%
Others†
  
0.3%
Distribution of religions
Includes Sikhs (0.2%), Buddhists (<0.2%).

Prominent Places

Khairullah Shah Miyan Dargah

Khairullah Shah Miyan Dargah is the best religious place located in Chikhli. We can say it is present exactly in center of chikhli which is very much precious one. peoples from all over Maharashtra visit over there for "ZIYARAT" at the time of URS and Sandal. This Sandal is held exactly after three days of holi festival.

Renuka Devi

Renuka Devi is deity of Chikhli. Renuka Devi temple is located in the heart of the town. The temple is a marvellous monument. Chaitra pournima is an auspicious day when Renuka Devi "Yatra" is organized.

References

  1. ^ Buldhana district Gazette, 1976
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Chikhli
  3. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

External links

  • Buldhana District Gazetteer - Chikhli
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