Koregaon

Koregaon is a census town[3] and headquarters for the surrounding Koregaon Taluka in the Satara subdivision of Satara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is situated on the Satara-Pandarpur road about 18 km east of Satara city, about 120 km from Pune and 267 km from Mumbai. The Koregaon railway station, situated on the Pune - Miraj line, is 2 kilometers outside the town. At a stone's throw from the railway station is Koregaon Bus Station.

Koregaon
Town
Koregaon is located in Maharashtra
Koregaon
Koregaon
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 17°41′53″N 74°09′47″E / 17.698°N 74.163°E / 17.698; 74.163Coordinates: 17°41′53″N 74°09′47″E / 17.698°N 74.163°E / 17.698; 74.163
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DistrictSatara
TalukaKoregaon
Government
 • MPUdayanraje Bhosale[1]
 • MLAMahesh Shinde ([Shivsena])
Population
 (2011)
 • Total23,539
Languages
 • OfficialMarathi
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
415501
Telephone code(+91)2163
Vehicle registrationMH 11 (Satara)
Nearest citySatara
Lok Sabha constituencySatara
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKoregaon
Literacy88.55%
Sex ratio969 /1000 (2011) [2]

Dr. B.R.Ambedkar writes about his childhood experience of travelling from Satara to Koregaon, and the discrimination they suffered, in his autobiographical book, Waiting for a Visa (chapter 1).[4]

DemographicsEdit

In the 2011 India census, the town of Koregaon had a population of 26 987 individuals.[3]

Kedareshwar MandirEdit

In Koregaon there is a temple to Shiva, named Kedareshwar Mandir in Marathi. This place is large, and well known in all neighboring areas of Koregaon.

EducationEdit

  • Saraswati English Medium School and Jr. College, Koregaon.
  • The Modern English School and Jr. College, Koregaon.
  • Saraswati Vidyalaya, K.V. Bhandari Primary School Koregaon.
  • Challenge Academy, Koregaon.
  • Kanya. Madhyamik Vidhylaya, Koregaon.
  • D.P. Bhosale College Koregaon.
  • Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Koregaon.
  • Shri Mudhaidevi Shikshan Sanstha's Shri Mudhaidevi Vidyamandir, Deur.
  • Marutrao Krushnaji Mane Junior College, Deur.
  • Prof.vSambhajirao Kadam College, Deur.
  • Shri. Wangdev Vidyalaya &, Jr. College, Wathar Station.
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Vidyalaya, Pimpode Bk.
  • Bharat Vidya Mandir & Jr College Wagholi.
  • Kala Mahavidyalaya Wagholi, Vidyanagar (Graduation in Arts, Commerce)

Business and industryEdit

The main attraction is the Koregaon (Mini) Industrial Area developed on the Koregaon-Rahimatpur Road. One of the main industries is the production of beans (called 'Wagha Ghevada' in Marathi and 'Rajma' in Hindi language).

RiversEdit

There are two rivers in Koregaon; one flows within the town and other is outside. The first river's name is Tilaganga and other one's name is Vasana.

PoliticsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sixteenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile". Archived from the original on 28 July 2014. Retrieved 25 April 2014.
  2. ^ http://www.census2011.co.in/data/town/563744-koregaon-maharashtra.html
  3. ^ a b "NPR Report: Maharashtra: Satara: Koregaon". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011.
  4. ^ Ambedkar, Dr. Bhimrao (1991). Waiting for a Visa (PDF). Mumbai: Dept. of education, Government of Maharashtra. pp. 4071–4090. Retrieved 15 April 2015.

External linksEdit

Satara District Gazette: