OVERVIEW OF PARBHANI DISTRICT

Location

Parbhani, earlier also known as Prabhavatinagar , is one of the Eight districts in the Marathawada region of Marashtra State

This entire Marathwada region, a district geographical region, was a part of the erstwhile Nizam State; later a part of Hyderabad State; after reorganization of states in 1956 it became a part of the then Bombay state; and from 1960 onwards it is part of the present Maharashtra state.

Parbhani district lies between 18.45 and 20.10 North Latitudes and 76.13 and 77.39 East Longitude.

The district is bounded on the north by Hingoli district. On the east by Nanded district, on the South by Latur  and on the West by Beed and Jalna districts.

The state capital of Mumbai is  to the west; Parbhani is well connected by road to other major towns in Maharashtra and also in the neighboring state of Andhra Pradesh.

Area and Administrative Divisions

Parbhani district covers an area of about 6250.58 Sq.Km.

The district is divided into 9 administrative Sub-units ( Tahsils)-Parbhani, Gangakhed, Sonpeth, Pathri, Manwath, Palam, Selu, Jintur, and Purna.

Salient Physical Features

The hills on the north east form part of the Ajanta Hill ranges which passes through Jintur Tahsil. The hills on the southern side are the Balaghat Hill ranges. The district is at an average height of 357 m from mean sea level.

Demographic Features

According to the 2011 census, the demographic features in Parbhani district are :

Sr. No.
Taluka
Talathi Sajja
No. of Villages
Area
Population
Male
Female
No. of Literates
1
Parbhani
46
131
113532
537810
275285
262525
357545
2
Gangakhed
23
105
51836
202867
104857
98010
126337
3
Sonpeth
15
57
35479
89582
46250
43332
53627
4
Jintur
38
173
119668
282756
144882
137874
171211
5
Purna
28
94
65182
182652
93999
88653
116319
6
Palam
19
82
50884
115382
59737
55645
71233
7
Pathri
18
58
57963
139046
71482
67564
84133
8
Sailu
29
94
72703
169174
86633
82541
104361
9
Manwath
21
54
46817
116817
59745
57072
73048

Total
237
848
614064
1836086
942870
893216
1157814
Literacy Rate
1991
2001
2011
Total
47.58%
55.15%
63.05%
Male
64.90%
66.23%
70.66%
Female
29.41%
43.59%
55.02%

 

 

 

 

SC/ST Population
1991
2001
2011
SC Percentage
11.02%
09.98%
13.46%
ST Percentage
05.27%
02.30%
02.20%