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District Akola

  Topic » Dictionary of India » Districts Profile of India » Maharashtra Districts
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Akola is a district of state of Maharashtra and city of Akola is the district headquarters. Akola district forms the central part of Amravati Division, and was a former British Raj Berar Province.

Geography of Akola
Geographical area of Akola 5417 Sq. K.M.  Akola district is bounded on the north side by Amravati District, to the south side by Washim District, to the east side by Amravati District and by Washim District and to the west side by Buldhana District. Washim was earlier a part of Akola.

Main Rivers : Purna and the Penganga are the main rivers of this district.And  tributaries of these two rivers are Katepurna, Shahanur, Morna,Mun,Nand, Man and Uma, which are the tributaries of the Purna rivers, and the Adan, the Arna and the Pus which are the tributaries of the Penganga rivers.

Latitude of Akola city : 
19°51¢ and 21°16¢ N
Longitude of Akola city : 76°38¢ and 77°44¢ E

About Akola District
On First July 1998, Akola district was divided to form two new districts – Akola and Washim. Akola district now consists of Akola, Balapur, Patur, Barshitakli, Murtizjapur, Akot and Telhara talukas.  The district headquarter is Akola.

Akola, also called Cotton City, is known for its cotton production and is the largest cotton-producing district in India. The city is also famous for its pulses (dal), oil, and textile mills. Akola is also known for its medical facilities. This district has the rich culture and the Bhajan, Keertan, Shahiri, Gondhal, Bharud and Jogava are the major folk-arts.

Revenue Sub divisions of Akola District
In Akola District there is 4 Revenue Sub divisions

Tahsils in Akola District

Akola district divide into 7 tahsils or talukas

Railway Station in Akola District
Akot Railway Station   
Jaulka Railway Station   
Shivni Shivapur Railway Station
Aman Vadi Railway Station   
Lohogad Railway Station   
Adgaon Buzurg Railway Station   
Barsi Takli Railway Station   
Ugwe Railway Station
Murtajapur Railway Station
Akola Junction Railway Station   
Hiwarkhed Railway Station   
Patsul Railway Station

Bus Station in Akola District
Akola Bus Station   
Balapur Bus Station   
Patur Bus Station
Akot Bus Station   
Murtajapur Bus Station   
Telhara Bus Station

Tourist Place in Akola District

Narnala Fort
Balapur Fort
Akot Fort
Akola Fort

Religious Place in Akola District   

Birla Mandir (Shri Ram Temple)
Swami Samarth muth (Temple) at Ramdas peth.
Shreenath Dutta Mandir, Ramdas Peth
Jain Temple at City Market Place
Raj Rajeshwar Temple" in Akola

Colleges in Akola District
Sitabai Arts College
Shankarlal Khandelwal College of Science,Commerce and Arts
Shivaji Engineering College, Akola COETA
Government Medical College, Akola
RLT College of Science
Shri Sant Gajanan Maharaj College of Engineering (SSGMCE) at Shegaon
Sudhakarrao Naik Arts and Commerce College
Jamnalal Goenka Dental College
Akola Law College
LRT Commerce College
RT Ayurvedic Mahavidyalaya, Government. College of Education
Radha Devi Goenka Mahila Mahavidyalaya
Tirupati Tantra Niketan and KM Asghar Hussain Junior Art, Commerce and Science College

Major Crops of Akola District
Most of the people engaged in agriculture field.. Cotton, soybean and Jowar (Sorghum) are the essential crops grown in the district. Other important crops of the district are wheat, peanut, Bajra (Pearl Millet), Harbara (Chick Peas), sunflower, canola, Toor (Pigeon Peas), Ulad and Mung (Green Gram), etc.

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