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Official Website : http://www.agarmalwa.mp.gov.in/

Official website : http://ahmednagar.gov.in

Headquarters : Ahmednagar
State : Maharashtra

Total : 17048
Rural : 16581.43
Urban : 466.57

Population : 4543159
Rural : 3630542
Urban : 912617
Male : 2342825
Female : 2200334
Sex Ratio (Females per 1000 males) : 939
Density (Total, Persons per sq km) : 266

Official language : Marathi

Helplines :
Police Control room 2416132 District Police Control Room -100
District Control Room 0241-2323844 0241-2356940 District Control Room, Ahmednagar-414001 toll free number 1077
Crime Stopper 1090
Women Helpline 1091
Child Helpline 1098
Citizen’s Call Centre 155300

Population (Census 2010) :
In 2011, Ahmadnagar had population of 4,543,159

Click on the following link to download district statistics as per NITI Ayog website

Ahmednagar District Information

Brief about Ahmednagar District
THE DISTRICT OF AHMADNAGAR LYING BETWEEN 18o2' and 19o9' north latitudes and 73o9' and 75o5' east longitudes is situated partly in the upper Godavari basin and partly in the Bhima basin, the interfluve in between forming the extensive Ahmadnagar plateau.

The district is very irregular but compact in shape, somewhat resembling a slanting cross with a length of 200 km. and a breadth of 210 km. It is bounded on the north by Igatpuri, Sinnar and Yeola talukas of Nasik district; on the north-east by Vaijapur, Gangapur and Paithan talukas of Aurangabad district of Marathwada division, on the east by Georai, Bhir and Ashti talukas of Bhir district; Bhum and Parenda talukas of Osmanabad district; on the south by the Karmala taluka of Sholapur district; and on the south-west by Murbad and Shahapur talukas of Thana district.

It has a total area of 17,035 square km. and a population of 2,269,117
(in 1971) which constitutes 5.54 per cent and 4.50 per cent of the State figures, respectively. Barring the district of Chanda in Vidarbha region, Ahmadnagar is the largest district of the State in area, occupying a somewhat central position in Maharashtra.

The Ahmadnagar town has been famous since mediaeval times. It was the capital of the Nizamshahi kingdom of Ahmadnagar and was found in 1494 by Malik Ahmad. the founder of the Nizamshahi dynasty of Ahmadnagar. The town was named by him after his own name, viz., Ahmad. There is also a legend. behind the founding of the city according to which Ahmad Shah while hunting saw a fox attacking a hunting dog. Ahmad Shah was impressed by the coincidence of the event and took it a good omen. He founded the city on that site and named it after his own name. Ahmadnagar was first formed as a district in 1818 soon after the overthrow of the Peshwa. In 1822 the Nizam, by a treaty, ceded 107 villages; at this time, the boundaries, of the district extended from Vani in Dindori and subdivision of Nasik district to Karmala at present in Sholapur district. In 1830, the district included the sub-Collectorate of Sholapur within it.

The district of Sholapur was formed in 1838 but was abolished in 1864 when a part of its area was reverted back to, Ahmadnagar. In 1837-38, the sub-divisions of Sinnar, Chandor, Dindori, Nasik, Igatpuri and Peint were made in to Nasik sub-Collectorate under the administration of the Collector of Ahmadnagar. This sub-Collectorate was, however, abolished in 1856 and the area was reverted back to Ahmadnagar.

In 1869, two districts Nasik and Sholapur were formed. In 1891, the district of Ahmadnagar had the following sub-divisions, viz., Jamkhed, Newasa, Shrigonda, Shevgaon, Sangamner, Ahmadnagar, Kopargaon, Akola, Karjat, Parner and Rahuri. Pathardi peta was newly formed in 1930 and the rest of the Jamkhed taluka was re-named as Jamkhed & nahal. Similarly, The Karjat taluka was downgraded as peta in the decade 1931-1941. The taluka of Shrirampur was newly formed in 1945 and the Pathardi and Karjat petas were upgraded into full-fledged talukas in 1941-1951. 21 enclave villages within the district of Bhir were transferred in 1950 to this district and at the same time 26 villages of Ahmadnagar district were transferred to Bhir district and one village to Aurangabad to re-adjust the boundaries so as to bring about contiguity. In 1956, the district became a part of bilingual Bombay State and in 1960 became a part of Maharashtra when the linguistic State came into existence.

The climate of the district is characterised by a hot summer and general dryness during major part of the year except during south-west monsoon season. The cold season in the district commences from December and ends in the month of February. The period from March to the first week of June is the hot season. It is followed by the south- west monsoon season which lasts till the end of September., October and November constitute the post-monsoon or the retreating south-west monsoon season.

There is a meteorological observatory in the district at, Ahmadnagar functioning from 1891. The records of this observatory may be taken as representative of the meteorological conditions prevailing over the district. The cold weather starts by about the middle of November and continues till the end of February. December is the coldest month of the year with the mean daily maximum temperature at 28.50 C (83.30 F) and the mean daily minimum at 11.7' C (53.10F). During the cold season the district is sometimes affected by cold waves in association with the passage of western disturbances across north India, causing drop of minimum temperature to 20 to 30 C (35.60 to 37.40 F). From March to the break of south-west monsoon the day temperatures increase progressively, the nights remaining comparatively cool. In the hot season, the sweltering heat-of the afternoons is sometimes relieved by thunder storms. May is the hottest month of the year with the mean daily maximum temperature at 38.90 C (102.00 F) and the mean daily minimum at 22.4' C (72.30 F). On individual days during the hot weather period temperature occasionally goes up to 430 or 440 C (109.40 or 111.20 F). With the onset of south-west monsoon in the district there is an appreciable drop in temperature and weather becomes pleasant. With the withdrawal of the monsoon by about the first week of October day temperatures increase slightly and a secondary maximum in day temperatures is recorded in October. However the night temperatures decrease steadily after the withdrawal of the monsoon. The highest maximum temperature recorded at Ahmadnagar was 43.70C (110.7' F) on 9th May 1960 and the lowest minimum 2.20 C (36.00 F) on 7th January 1945.

Land Forms
There are various land forms in Ahmednagar district. There are hilly off-shoots of the Sahyadris in the western part of he district. They are called Kalsubai, Adula, Baleshwar and Harishchandragad hill ranges. Kalsubai, the highest peak in the Sahyadris, lies in Ahmednagar district. Harishchandragad, Ratangad, Kulang and Ajuba are some other peaks in the district. We see the Vita ghat on the way to Randha falls and the Chandanpuri ghat on the Pune-Sangamner road. In the northern part of the district, plains are found along the banks of the rivers Godavari and Pravara and the southern part, along the rivers Bhima,Ghod and Sina.

The different land forms in a region constitute its physical setup. If we consider the physical setup of Ahmednagar district we see that there are three physical divisions

1. Western Hilly Region
2. Central Plateau Region
3. The region of northern and southern plains

1. Western Hilly Region : Akole taluka and of Sangamner taluka are included in this region. The hill ranges of Adula, Baleshwar and Harishchandragad lie in this region and various high peaks are found in the same region. Kalsubai of height of 5427 feet, the highest peak in the Sahyadris, lies in this Region.

2. Central Plateau Region : Parner and Ahmednagar talukas and parts of Sangamner, Shrigonde and Karjat talukas are included in this region.

3. The Region of Northern and Southern plains : This region includes northern Kopargaon, Rahata, Shrirampur, Rahuri, Newasa, Shevgaon and Pathardi talukas This is the region of the Godavari and the pravara river basins. Parts of the southern talukas of Shrigonda, Karjat, jamkhed are also included in this physical division. This region covers basins of the Ghod, Bhima and the Sina rivers.