Kolhapur district

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Kolhapur district
Bhuibawada Ghat
Bhuibawada Ghat
Location of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra
Location of Kolhapur district in Maharashtra
Country India
StateMaharashtra
DivisionPune
HeadquartersKolhapur
Tehsils1. Gadhinglaj, 2. Karveer, 3. Bhudargad, 4. Panhala, 5. Kagal, 6. Shirol, 7. Hatkanangale, 8. Ajara, 9. Chandgad, 10. Gaganbawada, 11. Radhanagari, 12. Shahuwadi
Government
 • Lok Sabha constituencies1. Kolhapur, 2. Hatkanangle (shared with Sangli District), based on (Election Commission website)
Area
 • Total7,685 km2 (2,967 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total3,876,001
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
32%
Demographics
 • Literacy89%
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Major highwaysNH-4, NH-204
Average annual precipitation1035 mm
Websitekolhapur.gov.in/en/

Kolhapur district (Marathi pronunciation: [kolʱaːpuɾ]) is in Maharashtra state. The city of Kolhapur is the district headquarters. As of 2011, the district had population of 3,876,001, of which 33% were urban.

Demographics

According to the 2011 census Kolhapur district has a population of 3,876,001. This gives it a ranking of 65th in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 504 inhabitants per square kilometre (1,310/sq mi). Its population growth over the decade 2001-2011 was 9.96%. Kolhapur has a sex ratio of 953 females for every 1000 males. Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up 13.01% and 0.78% of the population respectively.[1]

Religions in Kolhapur district (2011)[2]
Religion Percent
Hindus
87.20%
Muslims
7.39%
Jains
4.00%
Buddhists
0.77%
Other or not stated
0.64%

At the time of the 2011 Census of India, 89.16% of the population in the district spoke Marathi, 3.84% Hindi, 2.70% Urdu and 2.00% Kannada as their first language.[3]

The district has three centres of tourism, the Mahlakshmi Temple and Karveer Peeth Jagadguru Shankaracharya Math in the city of Kolhapur and Jyotiba temple in Wadi ratnagiri.[4]

Historical population
YearPop.±% p.a.
1901872,720—    
1911792,681−0.96%
1921794,673+0.03%
1931908,317+1.35%
19411,039,279+1.36%
19511,267,609+2.01%
19611,552,636+2.05%
19712,001,973+2.57%
19812,457,095+2.07%
19912,989,507+1.98%
20013,523,162+1.66%
20113,876,001+0.96%
source:[5]

Educational Institutions

The Kolhapur district has a good number of educational institutions that provide a range of educational programs - from KG to PG and beyond. The district has Shivaji University located in the city of Kolhapur. The university provides various master and Ph.D. level programs. Shivaji University covers three districts - Kolhapur, Sangli and Satara under its jurisdiction. Apart from the university, Kolhapur district has a number of other renowned educational institutions like CSIBER-Chhatrapati Shahu Institute of Business Education and Research, Rajaram College Kolhapur, Swami Vivekanand College Kolhapur, D. Y. Patil College of Engineering and Technology, Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College, Mouni Vidyapeeth, KIT College of Engineering Kolhapur, etc. Kolhapur District is enriched in terms of the availability of quality education of all kinds.

Administration and Divisions

Districts, Sub-Divisions and Talukas in Pune Division
Name of Division
(Headquarter)
Sr. No. Districts Administration Sub-Division Taluka Source
Pune Division
HQ=Pune
Districts=5
SubDivisions=31
Talukas=64
1. Kolhapur District HQ-Kolhapur
Sub-Divisions-6
Taluka-12
Panhala District website
Ichalkaranji
Karvir
Radhanagari
Bhudargad
Gadhinglaj

See also

References

  1. "District Census 2011 - Kolhapur" (PDF). Office of the Registrar General, India. 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-30.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. "C-16 Population By Religion - Maharashtra". census.gov.in.
  3. 2011 Census of India, Population By Mother Tongue
  4. "AAI proposal to acquire 11ha land for airport soon: MP - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 2017-09-19.
  5. Decadal Variation In Population Since 1901

External links

Coordinates: 16°41′52″N 74°13′31″E / 16.697904°N 74.225369°E / 16.697904; 74.225369