Washim is a district of Maharashtra state in India. Washim is the district headquarter of newly formed Washim district.
Geography of Washim
Washim district covers the 5150 Sq. Km. area.Washim district is located in the eastern region of Vidharbha. Akola lies to its north side, Hingoli lies to its south side, Amravati lies to its north-east side, Buldhana lies to its west side, Yavatmal lies to its east side.
Latitude of Washim city : 19.61 to 21.16 deg
Longitude of Washim city : 76.7 to 77.4 deg
About Washim District
Washim district was formed on 1st JULY 1998. Washim was known earlier as Vatsagulma and it was the seat of power of the Vakataka dynasty. It is also known as Basim, an Arabic name that means "the one that smiles".It also have a main power of animation in that trade.
Main folk arts of Washim District
Bhajan, powada, gondhal, keertan, shahiri, bharud and dandar are the principal folk arts.
Sub-division in Washim District
In Washim District there is 2 sub division
Tahsils in Washim District
Washim District divide into 6 tahsils or talukas
Railway Station in Washim District
Washim Railway Station
Kata Road Railway Station
Penganga Railway Station
Bus Station in Washim District
Karanja Bus Station
Risod Bus Station
Manora Bus Station
Malegaon Bus Station
Tourist Place in Washim District
Balaji Mandir at Washim
Shivaji Chowk, Washim
Padmatirtha, Washim (Shiv Temple)
Chamunda Devi, Washim
Antariksha Parshwanath Jain Mandir
Shri Sakharam Maharaj Temple
Shri Nath Nange Maharaj Temple , Dawha
Shri Nrusimha Saraswati Swami Maharaj (Guru Mandir), Karanja
Pohara Devi, Manora
College in Washim District
Advocate Ramakrishnaji Rathi Law College
Sanmati Law College
Sanmati Engineering College
Shri Balaji Adhyapak Mahavidyalaya
Vidy Bharati D. Ed College
Late Chhabhutai Dahake College of Education
Maa Ganga Nursing School
Manasi Nursing College Washim
Reynolds Memorial Hospital School of Nursing
Adarsh Adhyapak Mahavidyalaya
Economy of Washim District
Agriculture is the main activity in this region. Some of the main crops that are grown in this very place include jowar, cotton, bajra, wheat, rice, tur and mango.
Major Crops of Washim District
Cotton, bajra, tur, wheat, jowar, mango, sugarcane and rice are the main crops of Washim District.