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Written by Hemant Pandya   

Akola is called the Cotton City; it is the largest cotton-producing district in India. The city is also known for the vibrant Varhadi language. The city of Akola is located in the north central part of Maharashtra state, western India, on the banks of Morna River and it is an important district in Vidarbha region of Maharashtra State. Although not much of a tourist destination, it still is an important historical, cultural, political, agricultural and industrial city. The place is a prominent road and rail junction in the Tapti River valley; which is a commercial trading center chiefly in cotton. The is a city in Vidarbha region in the state of Maharashtra in central India. It is 3rd largest city in Vidarbha in area after Nagpur ans Amravati and 3rd in population, about 290 miles (580 km) east of the state capital Mumbai and 140 miles (250 km) west of the second capital Nagpur. Akola is the administrative headquarters of Akola Districtlocated in Amravati Division. Akola city is governed by Akola Municipal Corporation.


Akola is an important educational center as well with several colleges affiliated with the Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University. The place is gradually developing into a great market center. The main language spoken by the people of Akola is Marathi. Some communities also speak Urdu and Hindi.


Akola District has an area of about 5,431 square kilometres and a population of 1,818,617 (2011 census). Akola is the third largest city in Vidarbha region after Nagpur and AmravatiMarathi is the most popular spoken language, though Hindi, English and Urdu are also used. Akola District is bordered on the north and east by Amravati District, on the south by Washim District, and on the west by Buldhana District.

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 December 2017 01:27

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