Maps of Maharashtra

The name Maharashtra signifies the meaning the 'The Great State' or 'Great Nation'. It has been believed that the name has originated probably from 'rathi' which means 'Chariot driver'.

Maharashtra gets its name aptly, because it is the largest states in India, both in terms of area as well as in population.

Maps of Maharashtra shows that, the area is over 308000 km² with a population over 78,937,000 and the state language being Marathi.

Maharashtra state is located on the western coast of India. It is India's third largest state by area and second largest by population. Maharashtra map shows that, it is bordered by the Arabian Sea to the west, Gujarat and the Union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli to the northwest, Madhya Pradesh to the northeast, Chhattisgarh to the east, Karnataka to the south, Andhra Pradesh to the southeast, and Goa to the southwest. Maharashtra covers 9.84% of the total geographical area of India. Mumbai, the capital city of the state, is India's largest city and the financial capital of the nation. Marathi is the official and most widely spoken language.

In the 17th Century, the Marathas who were under the leadership of Chhatrapati Shivaji rose against the Mughals who were ruling a large part of India. After the third Anglo-Maratha war, the empire ended and most of Maharashtra became part of Bombay state under the British Raj.

At that time Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar was of opinion that linguistic reorganization of states should be done with - "One state - One language" principle and not with "One language - One state" principle. He submitted a memorandum to the reorganization commission stating that, "Single Government cannot administer such a huge state as United Maharashtra.

The first state reorganization committee created the current Maharashtra state on May 1, 1960 comprising Marathi speaking areas of Bombay state, Deccan states and Vidarbha under the agreement known as Nagpur Pact, to form the current state.

Maharashtra map show Maharashtra to be divided into 35 districts. Maharashtra state is the home to one of the largest film industries of the world i.e. Bollywood, which is one of the Maharashtra attractions. It boasts of being the largest contributor in India's national industrial output. Maharashtra has also many tourist places and Maharashtra travel India keeps attracting people year and again

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