About District

Latur is a district in Maharashtra state of India. It is the 16th largest city in Maharashtra with district headquarter located in the city. The district comes under Marathwada region of Maharashtra, geographically located between 17°52′ North to 18°50′ North and 76°18′ East to 79°12′ East in the Deccan plateau. It has an average elevation of 631 metres (2,070 ft) above mean sea level. The entire district is on the Balaghat plateau, 540 to 638 metres from the mean sea level.

The major population of district is primarily agricultural. Urban population comprises 25.47% of the total population. Latur District is bound by Nanded District to the northeast; the state border with Karnataka to the east and southeast; Osmanabad District to the south-west; Beed District to the west; and Parbhani District to the northwest.

Latur District At a Glance Information

Information Description
Population(2011 census) 2,454,196
Below poverty line: 0.854 Lac
Literacy rate (2011): 77.26 %
Air: Latur is connected by air with Mumbai.
Railway: Latur is connected by railway. Direct trains available for Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Road:  State highways and roads from the district headquarters at Latur link all 10 tehsils (subdistricts) and major towns.
Physical
Geographical location: Between 17°52′ North to 18°50′ North and 76°18′ East to 79°12′ East in the Deccan plateau
Area: 7157 sq km
Adjoining districts:
Major urban centres: Ahmadpur, Ausa, Latur, Nilanga, Udgir
Major crops: Cereals, oilseeds, pulses, grapes
Major rivers: Manjra, Terna, Rena, Manar, Tawarja, Tiru, Gharni
Total no. of Sub Divisions: 5
Total no. of Tahsils: 10
Total no. of Villages: 948 (Census 2011)
Total no. of Gram Pachayat: 786
Total no. of Panchayat Samiti: 10
Demography (2011 census)