Maharashtra Day 2022, which is also known as Maharashtra Din or Maharashtra Diwas, is a public holiday commemorating the formation of Maharashtra, a Marathi-speaking state, following the partition of the Bombay State on May 1, 1960. Every year, Maharashtra Day is observed on May 1st.
Maharashtra has a cosmopolitan, forward-thinking, tolerant, and alive atmosphere. The connoisseurs of temples, forts, old structures, and art are plenty to be occupied here. Forts have played a significant role in the history of the state due to the rough topography of the Sahyadris. All of them tell the story of an innovative leader in the Deccan arena, Chhatrapati Shivaji, who rose to become one of India’s longest monarchs through tenacity. Bombay, or Mumbai, the capital of Maharashtra, is not just India’s financial capital; it is also centre to the world’s largest film industry, with a turnover that exceeds the GDP of numerous small countries. Maharashtra covers 308,000 square kilometres and has a population of 112.4 million people as of 2011. Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Goa, and the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli share boundaries with the state. The western coast of the state is bounded by the Arabian Sea. Mumbai, the state capital, is India’s largest and most populated metropolis and the world’s sixth-largest metropolitan region.
Maharashtra Day 2022
|Land area (2021)||308,000 sq km|
|Population (2011 census)||112.4 million|
|Head of government||Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray|
|State (Official) language||Marathi|
|Currency||Indian Rupee (Rs)|
|Major cities||Mumbai, Nagpur, Nasik, Pune, Thane, Solapur, Kolhapur, Sangli, Aurangabad, Amravati and Ratnagiri|
Maharashtra Day 2022: Interesting Facts
- Maharashtra has India’s largest highway network, with 18 national highways totalling 17,757 kilometres.
- Over the previous two decades, Maharashtra has drawn about 30 percent of FDI investments in India, contributing more than 15% of India’s GDP, more than 20% of India’s exports, and more than 15% of India’s GDP.
- When compared to other Indian states, Maharashtra possesses the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites that is, six.
- Maharashtra has 49 magnificent wildlife sanctuaries, six National Parks, and seven Conservation Reserves.
- There are over 1200 caves in India, with nearly 800 caves in Maharashtra located in 65 distinct places. Some of these caves were excavated between 1500 and 2200 years ago.
- In addition, the state boasts the most forts, that is, 450.
- Maharashtra’s topography is defined by the Konkan area, which stretches to the Western ghats, the Satpura hills, which run along the Northern boundary, and the Bhamragad-Chiroli-Gaikhuri ranges in the East, which serve as natural limits. In the middle is the Deccan plateau.
- Maharashtra, one of the leading states, has the highest employable talent in India, with 991 Engineering and Management Colleges and 958 ITIs.
- Maharashtra has the most internet subscribers in India, with 97 million, as well as 133 million telecom subscribers, demonstrating the state’s commitment to digitalization.