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 153,486
Languages
 • Official Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 441206
Telephone code 07177
Vehicle registration MH34
Nearest city Nagpur

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

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.

Demographics[edit]

According to 2001 Indian census,[1] Bramhapuri had a population of 51,208. 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.From last few years this town is known in 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. ^ http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/bhira-in-maha-hottest-in-india-on-saturday/articleshow/57832788.cms