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Maharashtra Map

Maharashtra State Map
Description :  Maharashtra Map showing major roads, railways, rivers, state highway, national highways, seaports, district boundaries etc. Disclaimer
Located in the western part of India, Maharashtra is one of the most significant states of India. With the area of 307,713 sq km, it is the third largest state of India. Mumbai is the capital of the state as well as financial capital of the nation. Most of the nationalized as well as privates banks’ headquarters are located in Mumbai. Mumbai is popular across the world not only because it is the largest city of India and one of the largest cities of the world, but it is popular also because it is port city, it is center of business, export-import, and it is the center of Bollywood, the Indian cinema.

As shown on the Maharashtra Map, it shares its state boundary with Gujarat and Union Territory Dadra and Nagar Haveli in the north-west, Madhya Pradesh in the north, Chhattisgarh in the east, Telangana in the south-east, Karnataka in the south, and Goa in the south-west. In addition, its western extension is limited by Arabian Sea.

By virtue of having the natural resources, fertile land and developed agricultural system, concentration of major industries, different businesses, port city etc. Maharashtra is one of the most developed and prosperous states of India. It has the highest level of urbanization as well.

With its about 720 km coastline, the state covers large area from the western region to central part of India. It has various physiographic features such as Deccan Plateau located in the eastern part; Western Ghats Range (also popular as Sahyadris Range) in the western region; Konkan Coastline in the west separated by Western Ghats; besides, it has also some other hills including, Satpura Hills in the north and and Bhamragad-Chiroli-Gaikhuri ranges on the east. Kalsubai is a peak of Sahyadris Range nearby Nashik city, which is the highest point in Maharashtra. Major Rivers of the state are Krishna, Godavari, Tapi-Purna, Bhima,  and Wardha-Wainganga.
The state has typical monsoon climate, with summer, rainy, and winter seasons. It has extensive land under the forest and so it has also rich flora and fauna. The state has 5 national parks, 24 bird sanctuaries, and 3 game reserves.

Maharashtra State Information

Date of formation1. May. 1960
CapitalMumbai
GovernorChennamaneni Vidyasagar Rao
Chief MinisterDevendra Fadnavis
Tourist attractionsAurangabad, Ajanta Caves, Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Mumbai, Panchgani, Pune, Shirdi, Ellora Caves, Ganpatipule, Nashik, Ratnagiri, Matheran, Tadoba National Park
FestivalsNag Panchami, Gudhi Padwa, Narali Pournima, Ganesh Chathurthi, Gokul Ashtami, Makar Sankranti, Bhau Beej, Ellora Festival, Ashadhi Ekadashi
Arts and craftsPeople of the Warli tribe create ritualistic paintings on cow dung-plastered walls; Paithani saris; Mashru and Himroo fabrics
LanguagesMarathi, English, Hindi
Area / Rank307,713 km2 / 3rd
Population (Census 2011)  112,374,333
RiversGodavari, Penganga, Bhima, Varna, Parvara, Mula
Forests and wildlife sanctuariesPench NP, Tadoba NP, Nagzira National Park, Nawegoan NP, Devlagaon NP, Gugamal NP.
State animalIndian Giant squirrel
State birdYellow-footed green pigeon
State flowerJarul
State treeMango
Major cropsPaddy, wheat, sugarcane, oranges
No. of Districts36

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