—  city  —
Location of Nilanga
in Maharashtra and India
Coordinates 18°06′N 76°46′E / 18.1°N 76.77°E / 18.1; 76.77Coordinates: 18°06′N 76°46′E / 18.1°N 76.77°E / 18.1; 76.77
Country India
State Maharashtra
District(s) Latur
Population 31,660 (2001)
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)


583 metres (1,913 ft)

Nilanga is a city and a municipal council in Latur District in the Indian state of Maharashtra.



As of 2001 India census[1], Nilanga had a population of 31,660. Males constitute 52% of the population and females 48%. Nilanga has an average literacy rate of 66%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 74%, and female literacy is 57%. In Nilanga, 15% of the population is under 6 years of age. Majority of population of this town is involved in Agriculture and traditional retail business. Muslim, Maratha and Lingayat communities have dominated this town by their influence in business & politics.

The Pailwan of Ansarwada's Banjo party -Bajewale is famous

Hindi, Marathi and Kannada are widely spoken in the region. The city is predominantly Muslim, but cosmopolitan, and known for its communal harmony.

Nilanga is famous for the rich historical background, including places like Pirpasha Darga, Dadapir Dargha, and Nilkanteshwar Mandir.

Nilanga is also famous for the breakfast foods, Aloobath, Shira and Basundi.

MLAs from Nilanga:

  • Shesherao Waghmare [SKP]
  • Dr Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar [Congress]
  • Diliprao Patil Nilangekar [Congress] [1985-86]
  • Dr Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar [Congress] ( he became CM of Maharashtra)[1986-95]
  • Comred Manikrao Jadhav [Janta Dal] [1995-1999]
  • Dr Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar [Congress][1999-2004]
  • Shambhajirao Patil Nilangekar [BJP][2004-2009]
  • Dr Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar [Congress] [2009-till today
  • Sangram Maknikar (from Nilanga) who was MLA from Kalamb-Paranda and Minister in Maharashtra Cabinet

MLC from Nilanga

Shri Pasha Patel is the MLC on Legislative Assembly on BJP Ticket


  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 

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