Buldhana is the district headquarters and a Municipal Council in the Buldhana District of Amravati division in the Indian State of Maharashtra.

Buldhana
City
Nickname: 
Bhilthana
Buldhana is located in India
Buldhana
Buldhana
Location in Maharashtra, India
Buldhana is located in Maharashtra
Buldhana
Buldhana
Buldhana (Maharashtra)
Coordinates: 20°31′58″N 76°10′58″E / 20.53278°N 76.18278°E / 20.53278; 76.18278
Country India
StateMaharashtra
RegionVidarbha
DistrictBuldhana
Government
 • TypeMunicipality
 • BodyBuldhana Municipal Council
Population
 (2011)
 • Total100,000
 • Density268/km2 (690/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationMH 28
Websitebuldhana.nic.in

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Buldhana (1981–2010, extremes 1908–2011)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.8
(96.4)
37.8
(100.0)
40.3
(104.5)
43.2
(109.8)
44.2
(111.6)
42.4
(108.3)
41.2
(106.2)
35.0
(95.0)
36.0
(96.8)
35.8
(96.4)
39.5
(103.1)
33.0
(91.4)
44.2
(111.6)
Average high °C (°F) 27.5
(81.5)
30.3
(86.5)
34.2
(93.6)
37.7
(99.9)
38.7
(101.7)
34.3
(93.7)
28.9
(84.0)
27.4
(81.3)
29.1
(84.4)
30.5
(86.9)
28.9
(84.0)
27.6
(81.7)
31.3
(88.3)
Average low °C (°F) 14.7
(58.5)
16.8
(62.2)
20.6
(69.1)
24.5
(76.1)
25.3
(77.5)
23.3
(73.9)
21.7
(71.1)
20.8
(69.4)
21.2
(70.2)
20.0
(68.0)
17.1
(62.8)
14.6
(58.3)
20.0
(68.0)
Record low °C (°F) 5.0
(41.0)
4.4
(39.9)
11.2
(52.2)
15.9
(60.6)
15.1
(59.2)
17.5
(63.5)
14.2
(57.6)
16.4
(61.5)
15.0
(59.0)
13.4
(56.1)
11.0
(51.8)
5.9
(42.6)
4.4
(39.9)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 7.4
(0.29)
6.9
(0.27)
12.7
(0.50)
3.0
(0.12)
13.9
(0.55)
159.1
(6.26)
193.0
(7.60)
232.6
(9.16)
129.9
(5.11)
77.7
(3.06)
20.7
(0.81)
8.1
(0.32)
865.0
(34.06)
Average rainy days 0.5 0.6 0.9 0.5 1.2 7.5 11.8 11.9 7.4 3.4 1.3 0.5 47.5
Average relative humidity (%) (at 17:30 IST) 37 28 23 21 24 49 71 76 67 51 41 39 44
Source: India Meteorological Department[2][3]

DemographicsEdit

As of the 2011 India census,[4] Buldhana had a population of 67,431. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Buldhana has an average literacy rate of 82%, higher than the national average of 59.5%, with male literacy at 82% and female literacy at 72%. 13% of the population is under six years of age.

Languages and CultureEdit

The most common language spoken in Buldhana is the Marathi language. More than 98 percent of cities population speak Marathi as first language. Marathi is a compulsory subject taught in English and Hindi Medium school. Hindi is spoken by 1 percent of population. All Hindi speakers in Buldhana can speak fluent Marathi due to its commercial status.[5]

TransportEdit

 
The state highway joining two cities Malkapur and Buldhana via Motala. The road ends in a ghat near Buldhana.

There is a Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation bus stand in the city. There are State Transport bus depots at Buldhana, Malkapur, Chikhali, Mehkar, Khamgaon, Shegaon, and Jalgaon-Jamod. Buldhana is connected to National Highway 6 through Khamgaon Nandura Malkapur town by NH753A. Malkapur, Khamgaon Terminus; Shegaon, Nandura are the nearest railway station.

The nearest airport is at Aurangabad, which is 150 kilometres (93 mi) from the city.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Election Commission website Archived 6 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Station: Buldhana Climatological Table 1981–2010" (PDF). Climatological Normals 1981–2010. India Meteorological Department. January 2015. pp. 159–160. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Extremes of Temperature & Rainfall for Indian Stations (Up to 2012)" (PDF). India Meteorological Department. December 2016. p. M140. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2020. Retrieved 3 April 2020.
  4. ^ "Census of India 2011: Data from the 2011 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  5. ^ M. Paul Lewis, ed. (2010). "Andh: A language of India". Ethnologue: Languages of the World (16th ed.). Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Retrieved 28 September 2011.