Nagpur

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Nagpur

नागपूर
Capital city
The Zero Mile Stone which shows the geographical center of India
The Zero Mile Stone which shows the geographical center of India
Nickname(s): 
The Orange city, Tiger Capital of India
CountryIndia
StateMaharashtra
RegionVidarbha
DistrictNagpur
Government
 • TypeMunicipal Corporation
 • MayorAnil Sole
 • Municipal CommissionerSanjeev Jaiswal
Area
 • Capital city217.65 km2 (84.04 sq mi)
Elevation
310 m (1,020 ft)
Population
(2011)
 • Capital city2,405,421
 • Rank13
 • Density11,000/km2 (29,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
2,583,911
Time zoneUTC+05:30 (IST)
Postal index number
440xxx
Vehicle registrationMH-31, MH-40
Websitewww.nagpur.nic.in


Nagpur is a city in state of Maharashtra in India. It is in the centre of India.[1] In the Marathi language, nag means snake and pur means city. The city is called Nagpur because of the Nag river in this city which flows like a snake. It is the winter capital of Maharashtra.[2] After Mumbai and Pune, Nagpur is the third largest city in Maharashtra. It is a very clean city. It was selected as the second greenest city of India.[3]

Many oranges are grown in this city, so it is also called Orange City.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Nagpur". Maharashtra Government. Retrieved 2006-06. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. S. C. Bhatt, Gopal K. Bhargava (2006). Land and People of Indian States and Union Territories: In 36 Volumes. Maharashtra. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 464–. ISBN 978-81-7835-372-2. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. "Make Nagpur greenest city of India". The Times Of India. 9 December 2011.
  4. Om Gupta (1 April 2006). Encyclopaedia of India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Gyan Publishing House. pp. 1677–. ISBN 978-81-8205-389-2. Retrieved 7 July 2012.