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MaharashtraPune

Location of Pune district

Pune District is situated in Maharashtra state. Pune city is the district headquarters. According to the latest census (2001), total population of the district is 7,232,555. Urban population comprises 58.08% of the total population [1]

HistoryEdit

There was a Christian Mission called the Poona and Indian Village Mission. One of its workers was Reg Snow, a grandson of Gordon Forlong (1819-1908).


GeographyEdit

Rivers and lakes and damsEdit

Major rivers of the district are: Pushpavati, Krushnavati, Kukadi, Meena, Ghod, Bhima, Bhama, Andhra, Indryani, Pavna, Mula, Mutha, Ambi, Mose, Shivganga, Kanandi, Gunjavni, Velvandi, Neera, Karha etc

Some major dams are

Pimpalgaon (Pushpavati), Manikdoh,Yedgaon (Kukadi), Meena (Meena), Dimbe (Ghod), Chas-Kaman, ??? (Bhama), Andhra (Andhra), Valvhan (Indrayani), Pavna (Pavna), Mulshi (Mutha), Temghar, Khadakwasla (Mutha), Varasgaon (Ambi), Panshet (Mose), Chapet (Kanandi), Bhatgar (Velvandi), Devghar, Veer (Neera)

Lonavla region (Wadgaon-Maval Taluka) can be called as lake district of Maharashtra due to numerous lakes in this area viz, Bhushi, The Lonavla lake, INS Shivaji, Pavna, Valvhan, Tungarli, Andhra, Shirawta lake

However, the Sahyadris and its branches offer lot of opportunity for damming the streams leading to large number of lakes in Pune district

DivisionsEdit

Administratively the district is divided into 14 talukas. These are Junnar, Ambegaon, Khed, Maval, Mulshi, Velhe, Bhor, Haveli, Purandar, Pune City, Indapur, Daund, Baramati and Shirur. Pune city is the administrative headquarters of the district.

There are 18 Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district. These are Junnar, Ambegaon, Khed-Alandi, Maval, Mulshi, Haveli, Bopodi, Shivajinagar, Parvati (SC), Kasba Peth, Bhvani Peth, Pune Cantonment, Shirur, Daund, Indapur, Baramati, Purandhar and Bhor. The 3 Lok Sabha constituencies of the district are Khed, Pune and Baramati.

Cities and townsEdit

Pune city and the twin city Pimpri-Chinchwad are the major cities in the district. Pune city is administered by the Pune Municipal Corporation while Pimpri - Chinchwad is administered by the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation.

There are three cantonment areas in the district.

    • Pune Cantonment
    • Khadki Cantonment
    • Dehu Road Cantonment

Some smaller towns in the district with Nagarpalikas or Municipal Councils are:

Pilgrimage centersEdit

FortsEdit

There are several forts in and around Pune District, including:

There are many small hill forts and numerous fortified castles.

TransportEdit

HighwaysEdit

Several National Highways and State Highways criss cross Pune district. They include:

  • Pune Mumbai and Pune Bangalore National Highway (NH 4)
  • Pune Solapur Hydrabad National Highway (NH 9)
  • Pune Nashik National Highway (NH 50)
  • Mumbai Pune Express Highway

Major State Highways include

  • Pune Ahmednagar Aurangabad State Highway
  • Pune Alandi State Highway
  • Pune Saswad Pandharpur State Highway
  • Pune Paud Road State Highway
  • Talegaon Chakan State Highway

Railway linesEdit

External linksEdit


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