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Nagpur popularly known, as Orange capital of India is also the second capital of Maharashtra. The Gond King of Deogad, "Bakht Buland Shah" laid the city’s foundation in the year 1703. This city derived its name from the river Nag that flows through it. Nagpur was the capital of Madhya Bharat state (C.P. and Berar) after Indian independence and in 1960, the Marathi majority Vidarbha region was merged with the new state of Maharashtra.

The Nagpur District's Area is 9890 Sq. km. 

Nagpur has an area - 220 sq. km.

Nagpur is situated at 21° 06' N latitude and 79° 03' E longitude and mean altitude - 310 meters above sea level.

Nagpur's climate is dry or mildly humid for most of the year except for the rainy season.

Annual rainfall - 1,205 mm (47.44 in).
According to the 2001 census, the population of this region is 34,36,765 
Nagpur District Consists of 13 Tahsil places and 1969 small villages 
Nagpur has completed 300 years of establishment in the year 2002.

Nagpur Third largest city in the western Indian state of Maharashtra.

Nagpur was the 13th largest urban conglomeration in India in 2001.

Nagpur is also the state's second capital, of Maharashtra, where  Winter session of Maharashtra legislative assembly is held.

Nagpur City has achieved the second spot on the emerging growth centres in India, said a recent study conducted by a UK-based Global Property Consultancy firm.

Nagpur is the second cleanest and greenest city of India.

On a global scale, Nagpur is estimated to be the 114th largest city and the 143rd largest urban area in the world in 2006 in terms of population.

Nagpur is also important geographically as it lies practically at the centre of India with the country's geographical centre (Zero Mile) being situated here.

27 Engineering colleges, 11 Medical colleges, 8700 graduates yearly.

For 2008-09 academic session - 23 more Engineering colleges.

Nagpur is
837 kms. From Mumbai
1094 Kms south of Delhi
1092 kms north of Chennai
1140 kms west of Calcutta
Road Links

The district is well connected by roads with all industrial centres of the Country. National Highways passing through Nagpur are Bombay Calcutta NH-6 & Kanyakumari Varanasi NH-7.

The length of the roads in the Nagpur district is as under
National Highways 231 km
Major State Highway 130 km
State Highways 700 km
Major District Roads 718 km
Other District Roads 1042 km
Village and Other Roads 2980 km
Rail Links

Electrified broad gauge railway track connects Nagpur to all four major metros. The length of broad gauge railwayline is 270 kms and that of narrow gauge railway line is 136 kms. Destinations connected included Mumbai, Delhi, Calcutta, Chennai, Kolhapur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Jammu, Amritsar, Lucknow, Varanasi, Bhubaneshwar, Trivendrum, Cochin, Gorakhpur, Visakhapatnam, Bangalore, Mangalore, Patna, Indore.

Air Routes

The Sonegaon Airport is 7.5 kilometers south of Nagpur City. It is connected to Mumbai, Calcutta, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, Bhubaneswar, Raipur.

"MIHAN - A changing economic face of Nagpur and Vidarbha"

The Mihan is the first and biggest project of its kind. People of Vidarbha should reap benefits from it and make most of the opportunities coming their way. 


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