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native_name = Bhandara | type = city | latd = 21.17 | longd = 79.65
locator_position = right | state_name = Maharashtra
district = Bhandara
altitude = 244
population_as_of = 2001
population_total = 85,034| population_density =
area_magnitude= sq. km
area_telephone = |+91-7184postal_code = |441904vehicle_code_range = |MH 36sex_ratio =
Bhandara is a city and a
municipal councilin Bhandara districtin the state of Maharashtra, India.
It is the second major city in Vidharba a region that is Maharashtra. Bhandara is an agricultural centre for the farmers around its region majorly growing rice. The district speaks regional languages Marathi and also Hindi due to its proximity towards Madhya Pradesh. The city has the crossing of National Highway No. 6. This place is split between two rivers one is Wainganga. The weather is very extreme in all seasons with summers going as high as 45 degree Celsius and winter cool as 8 degree Celsius. The city is surrounded by industries like Ashok Leyland, Sunflag steel.
Bhandara is located at coord|21.17|N|79.65|E|. [ [http://www.fallingrain.com/world/IN/16/Bhandara.html Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Bhandara] ] It has an average elevation of 244
metres (800 feet).
Fondly called the 'District of Lakes', Bhandara is an important district of Maharashtra. Lying in the north eastern part of the state, Bhandara has total population of 11,35,835 residing over an area of 3716.65 square meters.
Bhandara has a mixed economy with agriculture, industries and forest resources contributing to it. Bhandara is known for its large production of rice.
Bhandara has no shortage of tourism spots with several important destinations like Ambagar Fort, Gosekhurd, Chandpur, Korambhi, etc.
As of 2001India census, [GR|India] Bhandara had a population of 85,034. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bhandara has an average literacy rate of 80%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 85% and female literacy of 75%. 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.
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