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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
Country India
State Maharashtra
Region Vidarbha
District Nagpur
 • Type Municipal Corporation
 • Mayor Anil Sole
 • Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal
 • Capital city 217.65 km2 (84.04 sq mi)
Elevation 310 m (1,020 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Capital city 2,405,421
 • Rank 13
 • Density 11,051.78/km2 (28,624.0/sq mi)
 • Metro 2,583,911
Time zone IST (UTC+05:30)
Postal index number 440xxx
Vehicle registration MH-31, MH-40

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: |access-date= (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.