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Aurangabad District is a district in Maharashtramarker, Indiamarker. It is bordered by the districts of Nashik to the west, Jalgaonmarker to the north, Jalna to the east, and Ahmednagar to the south. Aurangabadmarker is the headquarters and principal city. The district is 37.53% urban as of 2001.

Geography

Aurangabad District is located mainly in the Godavari River Basin and partly in the Tapi Rivermarker Basin. The district is from 19 to 20 degrees north longitude and 74 to 76 degrees east latitude.

Flora and fauna

In Aurangbad District the total forest area is 135.75 km2. As compared to Maharashtra the forest area of Aurangabad is 9.03%.

Mountains

There are three mountains:
  • Antur – 826 m
  • Satonda – 552 m
  • Abbasgad – 671 m and Ajintha 578 m; average height of southern portion is 600–670 m

Rivers

The main rivers in Aurangabad District are the Godavari and the Tapi, and also the Purna, Shivna, and Kham.

Climate

In Aurangabad District the rainy season runs from June to September. Winter is from approximately October to February and summer from March to May. The average rainfall of Aurangabad District is 734 mm, and the temperature range is about 5–46 degrees Celsius.

Area

The Aurangabad District’s total area is 10,100 km2, out of which 141.1 km2 is urban area and 99,587 km2 is rural.

Divisions

The district comprises nine tehsils. These are: Kannad, Soygaon, Sillod, Phulambri, Aurangabad, Khultabad, Vaijapur, Gangapur and Paithan.

There are nine Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district. These are: Sillod, Kannad, Pulambri, Aurangabad Central, Aurangabad West, Aurangabad East, Paithan, Gangapur and Vaijapur. Aurangabad is the only Lok Sabha constituency in this district.

Demography

According to the 2001 Census, the total population of Aurangabad District is 28,97,013, and the main languages are Marathi, Hindi, English and Urdu.

Transport

Aurangabad is the divisional headquarters of the Revenue Department and centrally located in Maharashtra. Transportation by road, railway, and air is available.

By road

  • Mumbai - Aurangabad
  • Hyderabad - Aurangabad
  • Nagpur - Aurangabad
  • Pune - Aurangabad


By rail

  • Mumbai - Aurangabad
  • Hyderabad - Nanded - Aurangabad
  • Secunderabad - Bangalor - Parbhani - Aurangabad


By air

  • Delhi - Mumbai - Aurangabad
  • Mumbai - Aurangabad


See also

Notes

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