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Capital city
The Zero Mile Stone which shows the geographical center of India
The Zero Mile Stone which shows the geographical center of India
The Orange city, Tiger Capital of India
Nagpur is located in Maharashtra
Location of Nagpur in Maharashtra
Coordinates: 21°09′N 79°05′E / 21.15°N 79.09°E / 21.15; 79.09Coordinates: 21°09′N 79°05′E / 21.15°N 79.09°E / 21.15; 79.09
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • MayorNanda Jichkar
 • Municipal CommissionerSanjeev Jaiswal
 • Capital city217.65 km2 (84.04 sq mi)
310 m (1,020 ft)
 • Capital city2,405,421
 • Rank13
 • Density11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Postal index number
Vehicle registrationMH-31, MH-40

Nagpur is a city in state of Maharashtra in India. It is in the centre of India.[1] In the Marathi language, nag means snake and pur means city. The city is called Nagpur because of the Nag river in this city which flows like a snake. It is the winter capital of Maharashtra.[2] After Mumbai and Pune, Nagpur is the third largest city in Maharashtra. It is a very clean city. It was selected as the second greenest city of India.[3]

Many oranges are grown in this city, so it is also called Orange City.[4]


  1. "Nagpur". Maharashtra Government. Retrieved 1 June 2006.
  2. S. C. Bhatt, Gopal K. Bhargava (2006). Land and People of Indian States and Union Territories: In 36 Volumes. Maharashtra. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 464–. ISBN 978-81-7835-372-2. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. "Make Nagpur greenest city of India". The Times Of India. 9 December 2011.[permanent dead link]
  4. Om Gupta (1 April 2006). Encyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 1677–. ISBN 978-81-8205-389-2. Retrieved 7 July 2012.

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