Amazing Facts About Maharashtra You Should Know

Amazing Facts About Maharashtra You Should Know
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Interesting Facts About Maharashtra, an Indian state situated in the western peninsular region and the second-most populous state in India. Maharashtra is one of the most developed and prosperous Indian states.

Interesting Facts About Maharashtra

  1. Maharashtra state was formed on 1 May 1960 by splitting the bilingual Bombay State, which had existed since 1956, into majority Marathi-speaking Maharashtra.
  2. The State of Bombay was split into two states i.e. Maharashtra and Gujarat by the Bombay Reorganisation Act 1960.
  3. The capital of Maharashtra state is Mumbai. Mumbai is the most populous urban area in India.
  4. Nagpur is the winter capital of Maharashtra.
  5. Marathi is the official language of Maharashtra. Most of the Maharashtrian people use Marathi as a primary language in everyday use.
  6. The motto of the Maharashtra state is Pratipaccandralēkhēva vardhiṣṇurviśva vanditā mahārāṣṭrasya rājyasya mudrā bhadrāya rājatē.
  7. The Jai Jai Maharashtra Maza song is widely used and played song in the official functions of Maharashtra. It’s a de facto state song for Maharashtra.
  8. Maharashtra has a total of 36 states.
  9. The Government of Maharashtra is the government for the state of Maharashtra, India. It is a democratically elected government with 288 MLAs elected to the legislative assembly for a 5-year term.
  10. As of May 2021 current Governor of Maharashtra state is Bhagat Singh Koshyari.
  11. As of May 2021, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra is Uddhav Thackeray (Shiv Sena).
  12. As of May 2021, the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra state is Ajit Pawar (NCP).
  13. On 12 November 2019, the state of Maharashtra had been put under President’s Rule. On 23 November 2019 President of India Ram Nath Kovind signed the revocation of the central rule.
  14. Maharashtra has a total area of 307,713 km2.
  15. People from Maharashtra are known as Maharashtrian.
  16. Maharashtra state has ISO 3166 code IN-MH. ISO 3166 is a standard published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) that defines codes for the names of countries, dependent territories, special areas of geographical interest, and their principal subdivisions.
  17. Maharashtra state vehicle registration code is MH.
  18. Maharashtra state official website
  19. Maharashtra is the third-largest state by area in India.
  20. Maharashtra is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, the Indian states of Karnataka and Goa to the south, Telangana to the southeast, and Chhattisgarh to the east.
  21. Maharashtra state has three international airports, namely, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (Mumbai), and Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar International Airport (Nagpur).
  22. Maharashtra houses three major railway headquarters, namely, Central Railway (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus), Konkan Railway (CBD Belapur), and Western Railway (Churchgate).
  23. The high court of Maharashtra state i.e. Bombay High Court is located in Mumbai.
  24. Before independence, the Maharashtra State was ruled by the Satavahana dynasty, Rashtrakuta dynasty, Western Chalukyas, Deccan sultanates, Mughals, and Marathas (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj), and the British.
  25. Maharashtra state houses the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Ajanta, Ellora, and Elephanta Caves and the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus.
  26. The Oxford of the East, Pune is located in Maharashtra.
  27. Nashik the wine capital of India is located in Maharashtra.
  28. Nashik has the largest number of wineries and vineyards in the country.

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