Washim India



Keywords: Washim India
Description: District Map of Washim showing major roads, district boundaries, headquarters, rivers and other towns of Washim, Maharashtra.

Washim District in Maharashtra is a relatively newly formed district that was created on 1st July 1998. The city of Washim houses the district headquarters.

The district is filled with several temples and ponds and serves as a good weekend getaway. Travelers to this place can take the help of the Washim District map when moving in and around the district.

The district is located in the Vidarbha Region of Maharashtra, India. The entire district occupies an area of about 5150 sq kilometer. The geographical coordinates of Washim District are 76 degree7 East Longitude and 19 degree 61 North Latitude. The Washim District Map shows that this district is surrounded by Akola, Amravati, Buldhana, Yavatmal and Parbhani. The Rivers Penganag and Aran pass through this district.

The entire district has two major sub-divisions. These are further divided into 6 talukas, which are Mangrulpir, Manora, Karanja, Washim, Risod and Malegaon. There are as many as 789 villages forming part of the Washim District in Maharashtra. The population of the district as per the census of 2001 was 1020216.

In olden days the district of Washim was known as Vatsagulma. At that time it was the capital of King Wakata of the Vatsagulma Dynasty, which was an offshoot of the Vakataka Dynasty. In the year 1905, during the British rule, Washim District was split into two different districts called Yeotmal District and Akol District.

Agriculture is the primary industry in this region. Some of the main crops that are grown in this very place include jowar, cotton, bajra, wheat, rice, tur and mango.

There are several temples and other interesting places in Washim District that are worth paying a visit. The main attractions of this place, which are an integral part of the tourist attractions in Maharashtra comprise of:
  • Padmateerth in Washim
  • Shirpur Jain Mandir
  • Getting to Washim District: There are a good number of roads connecting Washim district to the other districts of Maharashtra. The Washim District map highlights the major roads that connect the towns and villages of this district to other places such as Hingoli, Amravati, Darwha and Murtajapur within the state. The rail connectivity is also good over here. There are trains from and to Purna and Khandwa and other places of the district.




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