Dhule District

Dhule District

Dhule District (धुळे जिल्हा) is a district of Maharashtra state in central India. The Dhule district is the northern tip of Maharashtra. The city of Dhule is the administrative headquarter of the district.

Area8,061 km2
Population1,707,947 (2001)
Population density212/km² (2001)
Literacy62% (2001)
Urbanization26.11% (2001)

The Dhule district previously comprised tracts of land predominantly inhabited by tribal population. The Dhule district was then bifurcated on 1st of July 1998 into two separate districts now known as Dhule and Nandurbar, the later comprising the tribal region. Agriculture remains the basic profession of the population in this district. Most parts of the district are not under irrigation and thus cultivation heavily depends on regular Monsoon or rain water. Apart from wheat, bajra, jowar or jwari, onion the most favored commercial crop is cotton. Majority of the population in the rural area speaks Ahirani (a dialect of Marathi) language, however Marathi is more widely spoken in the urban areas. Around 26.11% population of Dhule district resides in urban area [http://www.censusindiamaps.net/page/India_WhizMap/IndiaMap.htm] . The Dhule District is a part of Maharashtra's historical region of Khandesh. Although for administrative purpose it is now clubbed to Nashik Division.


The district is further divided into two sub-divisions and four talukas for administrative purposes. Dhule and Sakri talukas are part of Dhule sub-division while Sindkheda and Shirpur talukas are part of Shirpur sub-division.

There are five Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district. These are Sakri (ST), Shirpur, Sindkheda, Kusumba and Dhule.

Dhule is the only Lok Sabha constituency in this district. Shirpur Vidhan Sabha constituency is part of Nandurbar (ST) Lok Sabha constituency.

External links

[http://dhule.nic.in Official website of Dhule district]

baglan (satana , dist- nasik) part of village - taharabad , mangitungi, jaykheda is attached in dhule loksabha and lanuge ahirani is also attached in nashik districs some village and malegone and satana tahsil

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