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|• Total||95 km2 (37 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,800/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||MH 19|
Jalgaon ( pronunciation (help·info)) is a city in western India, located in northern Maharashtra. It is the administrative headquarters of the Jalgaon district. Jalgaon has a municipal corporation, and had 460,228 residents at the time of the 2011 census. Jalgaon can be reached by National Highway 6, by Railway, or by commercial flights via Mumbai. Known as the "Banana City", Jalgaon contributes about half of Maharashtra's banana production.
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In the 2011 Indian census, Jalgaon had a population of 460,468. According to the 2001 census, males constituted 52 percent of the population and females 48 percent. Jalgaon has an average literacy rate of 76 percent, higher than the national average of 59.5 percent. Male literacy is 80 percent, and female literacy 71 percent. Thirteen percent of the population is under six years of age.
The Jalgaon district produces more than 16% of Indian's bananas which adds up to 3% of the world's banana production. According to the Maharashtra Stats Banana Producers Co-operative Federation, 66% of total cultivation in the state happens in the Jalgaon district.
The Jalgaon Junction railway station is on the Howrah–Mumbai line. The Bhusaval Junction railway station is 25 kilometers from Jalgaon. It is a major Maharashtra rail junction and connects with New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai.
North Maharashtra University was established in the city of Jalgaon on 15 August 1989. Government Polytechnic Jalgaon was established in 1960. Government College of Engineering, Jalgaon was established in 1996. The district is also home to schools and colleges of the Khandesh Education Society and Maratha Vidya Prasarak Mandal and President College of Hotel Management. In March 2018, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced in the Legislative Assembly that Jalgaon-based North Maharashtra University would be named after noted 19th century Poetess Bahinabai Chaudhari from Jalgaon area.
- Satpuda Manudevi Temple, Adgaon
- Patnadevi temple, Chalisgaon
- Padmalaya temple, Erandol - one of the two and half 'Shree Ganapati Peeth' in India
- Muktabai temple at Muktainagar
- Changdeo temple of Changdeo village near Muktainagar
- Shirsala Maruti temple, Shirsala village located at South West of Muktainagar.
- Marina temple, Dolarkheda village in Muktainagar.
- Maheji Mata temple, Maheji, Pachora
- Walmik Rishi Ashram, Valziri, Chalisgaon
Places of interestEdit
- Gandhi Teerth - The Gandhi Teerth, located at Jain Hills, is a modern museum showcasing Mahatma Gandhi's life and work. The museum offers audio guides in English, Hindi and Marathi. Offering Research Facilities and Collaborations including PG diploma, it has more than 7,000 books written by and about Gandhi, more than 200,000 pages of digitised documents, 152 audio speeches by Gandhi, and 85 documentaries and stamps commemorating Gandhi from 116 countries. Its archives contain the diaries of Mahadevbhai Desai, Manuben, and more than 5,000 issues of weekly publications from India's independence movement.
- Mehrun Lake
- Pal, Jalgaon district
- Muktabai temple at Muktainagar,Maroti Temple to the Shirsada village it ia unique,jagrut Maroti Temple.
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