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 2001 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
132
113532
460778
236401
223977
272665
2
Gangakhed
23
106
51836
164080
84134
79946
87647
3
Sonpeth
15
60
35479
66748
33789
32959
35557
4
Jintur
38
170
119668
234405
119121
115284
123582
5
Purna
28
95
65182
162306
83139
79167
88611
6
Palam
19
82
50884
92804
47416
45388
47842
7
Pathri
19
58
57963
110218
56080
54138
58858
8
Sailu
29
95
72703
139352
70765
68587
75967
9
Manwath
20
54
46817
97025
48946
48078
51807

Total
237
852
614064
1527715
780191
747524
812536
Literacy Rate
1991
2001
Total
47.58%
55.15%
Male
64.90%
66.23%
Female
29.41%
43.59%

 

 

 

 

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