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Hinganghat is a city in Wardha district of the Indian state of Maharashtra. The city is administered by a municipal council and is located about 34 km (21 mi) from Wardha and 75 km (47 mi) from Maharashtra’s second capital Nagpur. Hinganghat is surrounded on two sides by the wana River, which provides natural resources. National Highway 7, a part of the North-South Corridor, passes through the city. Hinganghat is located in the fertile Wardha Valley; it was historically a centre of the Indian cotton trade[citation needed]. The tehsil of Hinganghat comprises about 76 villages. The main language spoken in Hinganghat is Marathi. Hinganghat is the ninth biggest city in Vidharbha region of Maharashtra and rank 484 in India [According to 2011 census]. Baba Amte, the social worker who helped people suffering from leprosy, was born in Hinganghat.

Hinganghat
City
Hinganghat is located in Maharashtra
Hinganghat
Hinganghat
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°34′N 78°50′E / 20.57°N 78.83°E / 20.57; 78.83Coordinates: 20°34′N 78°50′E / 20.57°N 78.83°E / 20.57; 78.83
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Wardha
Government
 • Type Democracy
 • Body President of Municipal Council
Area rank 1 [ Wardha district]
Elevation 217 m (712 ft)
Population (2015)[1]
 • Total 129,567
 • Rank 43 [maharahtra]
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 442301
Telephone code 07153
Vehicle registration MH-32
Sex ratio 936 /

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GeographyEdit

Hinganghat is located at 20°34′N 78°50′E / 20.57°N 78.83°E / 20.57; 78.83.[2] The city has an average elevation of 215 m (705 ft) above sea level, which is low in comparison to the surrounding region. Apart from the river, the average depth of ground water is around 120 ft (37 m). The Hinganghat APMC market ranks second in the Vidarbha region.[citation needed]

The city is a hub of India's cotton industry.There is also a soybean oil industry and numerous small to medium scale dal mills and oil mills in the vicinity of Hinganghat.[citation needed]Hinganghat is the largest industrial hub in Wardha District.

DemographicsEdit

In 2011, Hinganghat's population is approximately 100,400 where in 2015 approximately 1,30,000 and according to that year's census.[3] Males constituted 52% of the population. Hinganghat's average literacy rate of 94% was higher than the Indian national average of 74%. The male literacy rate was 97% and female literacy rate was 90%. According to the Times of India, Hinganghat has the highest literacy rate of any city in Maharashtra.[4] Literacy data analysed by UNICEF for cities with populations of more than 100,000 puts Hinganghat at the top, with a literacy rate of 94.34%, followed by Wardha (94.05%), Panvel (93.98%) and Gondia (93.70%).[5]

ReligionEdit

The Temple of the Goddess Amba is an example of the religious architecture of the Vidarbha region. According to a local legend, when Lord Krishna abducted the Rukmini from her wedding ceremony, he used a tunnel from Ambadevi temple to Koundinyapur. Hinganghat is home to the world's largest statue of Lord Pandurang, which is 16 metres (52 ft) tall.[citation needed]

Bansilal Kochar developed the Jain temple in 1955, one of the beautiful temples of the Vidarbha region.[citation needed] The decorations of the temple are made of glass.

In Hinganghat, Garba is worshipped in Mata Mandir, "a temple of Mata Devi". It is the most important place in Navratri in Hinganghat and the oldest temple in the city and the landspace was donated by Ganpatro Sadashiv Mawle.[citation needed]

Religions in Hinganghat
Religion Percent
Hindus
77.91%
Buddhist
13.36%
Muslims
7.09%
Christian
0.17%
Jains
0.42%
Sikhs
0.12%
Others†
0.8%
Distribution of religions
Includes People with no particular religion.

TransportEdit

 
Hinganghat Railway station

The Hinganghat railway station lies on the main Delhi to Chennai railway line. Express services include the Navjeevan, Nandigram, Dadar, Dakshin, G.T., Raptisagar Expresses, and Chennai Express. Nearest airport is Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport, Nagpur which is 70 km away from city centre. National Highway 7 passes through Hinganghat.

SportsEdit

Hinganghat has its favorite game as cricket. It also conducts Hinganghat Premier League, where teams from all over Vidharbha participate.Here many cricket clubs operate such as HCC cricket academy and Pacific cricket academy and many players from Hinganghat have played for Vidharbha. Hinganghatians love swimming.The city has four swimming pools which creates great excitement for citizens here during summer season.Many of the swimmers of Hinganghat have represented district and the state. Hinganghat also has a hard lawn tennis court, at gimatex industries and a clay court at Mohota garden. People here are also interested in badminton, skating and basketball. Gimatex industries have swimming pool, tennis court, skating ground, badminton court in their campus for children.

Agriculture Research CentreEdit

Agriculture research station, Kutki is situated in Hinganghat on Pandharakwada road, which is national highway no. 7. The distance of this research station from Hinganghat bus stop is 9 km away while from Hinganghat railway station it is 7 km. Kutki is the nearby village of this station which is only half km away from this station. While going to Hinganghat from Wardha there is need not to go to Hinganghat to approach this station, but by turning right before of Hinganghat on Pandhrkawada road the station is just 4 km away. A Wana river is there 1.5 km away from station. By lift irrigation system the water is used for 33.52 Ha area of this station. More irrigation efforts are undergoing. About 19 research trials were conducted in this year Many of it was multivarietal trials while some were inorganic trial. Inorganic trials are conducted from the year 2005-2006. This is the identified station for multivarietal trials.[6]

Notable peopleEdit

  • Baba Amte, a social worker and activist known particularly for his work with people suffering from leprosy, was born in Hinganghat on 24 December 1914.
  • William Lambton, a British soldier, surveyor, and geographer, died in Hinganghat on 19 January 1823 while working on the Great Trigonometric Survey.
  • Sunil Pal[citation needed], the winner of Laughter Challenge-1 comedy show.
  • Vaishali Made, winner of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa, an Indian musical reality TV Show.
  • Nisha Mohota, an Indian chess player who holds the FIDE titles of International Master (IM) and Woman Grandmaster (WGM). She is the first WGM from the State of West Bengal. She became the then youngest Woman International Master (WIM) in April 1995 at the age of 14 years, 6 months and 13 days on April 26, 1995.
  • D.P. Kothari is an educationist and professor who has held leadership positions at engineering institutions in India including IIT Delhi, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur and VIT University, Vellore.

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