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District Information

  • District Information


    Area of district           : 7718 sq km
    Population                  : 1618980
    District headquarter  : Jalna


    Salient features of district :
            Jalna district is having shape of a palm and located between 190 20’ and 200 30’ N latitude 750 30’ and 730 40’ E longitude.

             Eastern boundary is covered by Ajanta ranges and southern boundry of district is drained by river Godavari. District is bounded by Buldhana district in north,  Parbhani in east, Beed in south and Aurangabad in west. The Ajanta plateau slopes gently eastwards to be drained by river purna and its tributaries  Khelna, Jui, Dhamna, Girja, Jeevrekha and Dudhna

             Major geological formation is Deccan basalt with local alluvium along rivers.

          Average well depth in northern part of district is 15m whereas it is 20m in south. Average post-monsoon static water level is 7.00m

          The town Jalna is traceable as far back at the time of Lord Rama the hero of Ramayana whose cosert Seeta is suppose to have reside here at Janakpur which lateron change to Jalna.

          The town Ambad is famous for Matsyodari temple because the hill on which the temple is located is having a shape of fish ‘ Matsya’.Apart from this the following famous pilgrimage centres exist in jalna district.              
    • Rajureshwar Ganesha temple at Rajur
    • Jambsamarth the birthplace of Samarth Ramdas
    • Jambuwantgad famous cave of Jambuwant at Jamkhed
    • Renukamatamandir at Somthana
    • Lord Shive temple at Shambhusawargaon
    Matsyodari Temple
    Jambsamarth The Birthplace Of Samarth Ramdas
    Renukamatamandir At Somthana
    Jambuwantgad Famous Cave Of Jambuwant At Jamkhed

Water plays an important role for existence of mankind. The demand of water is rapidly increasing for drinking, irrigation and industrial uses. The increasing demand is also related to the increase in the population.