Bramhapuri

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Bramhapuri
ब्रम्हपूरी
city
Overview of Bramhapuri Town
Overview of Bramhapuri Town
Bramhapuri is located in Maharashtra
Bramhapuri
Bramhapuri
Location in Maharashtra, India
Coordinates: 20°36′24″N 79°51′52″E / 20.6068°N 79.8644°E / 20.6068; 79.8644Coordinates: 20°36′24″N 79°51′52″E / 20.6068°N 79.8644°E / 20.6068; 79.8644
Country  India
State Maharashtra
District Chandrapur
Elevation 229.5 m (753.0 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 31,207
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 441206
Telephone code 07177
Vehicle registration MH34
Nearest city Nagpur
Nagar Parishad building in Bramhapuri

Bramhapuri is a city and municipal council in Chandrapur district in the state of Maharashtra, India.

Geography[edit]

Bramhapuri is one of the six divisions located in the northeastern part of Chandrapur district, Maharashtra at 20°22′N 79°31′E / 20.36°N 79.51°E / 20.36; 79.51 and has an average elevation of 229.5 metres (753 feet). Bramhapuri is a vidhan sabha constituency. It is old taluka headquarter of Chandrapur district. The city contains subdivision offices, MSEB division office, forest division office, FDCM division office, Gosekhurd division office, ST depot, railway station.

Demographics[edit]

According to 2011 Indian census,[1] Bramhapuri had a population of 36,025. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Bramhapuri has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%; with male literacy of 82% and female literacy of 69%. 12% of the population is under six years of age.

History[edit]

Bramhapuri was also a city in the Satavahana dynasty, with many burnt-brick houses, numerous glass beads and coins.[2] Many bronze objects were excavated from there, many of which are Indian but few were also of Roman and Italian origin, that can be attributed to the Satavahana period.[3]

In 1854, when Chandrapur was formed as an independent district, it included Bramhapuri as a tehsil in 1874. Afterwards a new tehsil with headquarters at Gadchiroli was created in 1905 by transfer of zamindari estates from Bramhapuri and Chandrapur tehsil.

Climate[edit]

The climate here is generally hot and dry whereas in the rainy season it is humid and the rainfall is quite heavy. The temperature in summer goes above 45 °C and in winter drops below 10 °C. In the last few years this town has been listed among the top five hottest cities of India.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  2. ^ Allchin, F. R.; Erdosy, George (1995-09-07). The Archaeology of Early Historic South Asia: The Emergence of Cities and States. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521376952. 
  3. ^ Dhavalikar, M.K. (2004). Satavahana Art. Sharada Publishing House. p. 91. ISBN 81-88934-04-6. 
  4. ^ "Bhira in Maharashtra hottest in India on Saturday". The Times of India. March 26, 2017.