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district = Bhandara
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altitude = 226
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Pauni is a city and a municipal council in Bhandara district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.


Pauni is located at coord|20.78|N|79.63|E| [ [ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Pauni] ] . It has an average elevation of 226 metres (741 feet).Paddy is a major kharif crop followed by wheat, pulses, oilseeds in rabi season.


Pauni (Pauni derived from the name of king "Pavan") is situated on the bank of river Wainganga known as South Ganga. It is a center of market and trade for the surrounding smaller villages and connects the smaller villages to cities like Nagpur, Chandrapur, Bhandara and Gondhia. In ancient times, Pauni was famous for the handloom textile industry. It is also a place of pilgrimage and boasts of many temples, schools a high school and a science college. Pauni also faces extreme weather conditions.

King Pawan ruled this town years ago. On entering the town, one can see a large entrance of a fort. The town is surrounded on three sides by hills and the fourth side by the river. The main language of Pauni is the regional language of the state of Maharashtra, Marathi, although Hindi is also spoken by some people.


As of 2001 India census [GR|India] , Pauni had a population of 22,583. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Pauni has an average literacy rate of 71%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 63%. In Pauni, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.


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