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Jalgaon (pronunciation (help·info) /( ) /) is a city in western India. The city is located in northern Maharashtra, and serves as the administrative headquarters of the Jalgaon district. Jalgaon is nicknamed "Banana City" as the region contributes approximately two thirds of Maharashtra's banana production.
|• Total||95 km2 (37 sq mi)|
|• Density||4,800/km2 (13,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle registration||MH 19|
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According to the 2011 Indian census, the city of Jalgaon had a population of 460,228, with an average literacy rate of 87.28%.
The Jalgaon district contributes 16 percent of India's banana production. Additionally, 66 percent of total banana cultivation in Maharashtra occurs within the Jalgaon district.
The city is served by Jalgaon Junction railway station. The railway connects the region to New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. The area also has an airport, which was inaugurated in 2012 by Indian President Pratibha Patil.
A number of notable universities are located in Jalgaon, including North Maharashtra University which was established in 1990 now renamed as Kavayitri Bahinabai Chaudhari North Maharashtra University, and the Government Polytechnic Jalgaon which was established in 1960. The district is also home to schools and colleges of the "Khandesh Education Society".
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