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Hingoli district

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Country  India
Headquarters  Hingoli
Area  4,526 km²
Lok sabha constituency  Hingoli
State  Maharashtra
Website  Official website
Administrative division  Aurangabad division
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Tehsils  Hingoli, Kalamnuri, Sengaon, Aundha Nagnath, Basmath

Mim leader asadaduddin owaisi speech in hingoli district

Hingoli district (Marathi: हिंगोली जिल्हा) is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Hingoli. The district occupies an area of 4,526 km² and has a population of 11,77,345 of which 15.60% were urban (as of 2011). One of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines, the Aundha Nagnath is located in Hingoli district.


Map of Hingoli, Maharashtra

As of 2011 it is the third least populous district of Maharashtra (out of 36), after Sindhudurg and Gadchiroli.



The territory of the present district became part of Bombay state in 1956 and Maharashtra state in 1960 as part of Parbhani district. This district was carved out from Parbhani district on 1 May 1999 with five own tehsils: Hingoli, Kalamanuri, Sengaon, Aundha Naganath, and Basamat.


In 2006 the Ministry of Panchayati Raj named Hingoli one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of a total of 640). It is one of the twelve districts in Maharashtra currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).


This district is divided into two sub-divisions, which are further divided into five talukas. Hingoli sub-division is divided into three talukas: Hingoli, Kalamnuri and Sengaon. Basmath sub-division is divided into two talukas: Aundha and Basmath.

There are three Vidhan Sabha constituencies in this district: Basmath, Kalamnuri and Hingoli. All three are part of Hingoli Lok Sabha constituency.


According to the 2011 census Hingoli district has a population of 1,177,345, roughly equal to the nation of Timor-Leste or the US state of Rhode Island. This gives it a ranking of 401st in India (out of a total of 640). The district has a population density of 244 inhabitants per square kilometre (630/sq mi) . Its population growth rate over the decade 2001-2011 was 19.43%. Hingoli has a sex ratio of 942 females for every 1000 males, and a literacy rate of 78.17%.

Hindu temples and shrines

Some of the notable Hindu temples are as follows:

  • Mallinath Digambar Jain Temple, Shirad Shahpur,
  • Aundha Nagnath is one of the twelve jyotirlingas from Hindu mythology. It is situated in the town of same name, Aundha, in Hingoli district.
  • Tulja Devi Sansthan Ghota, Tehsil - Hingoli.
  • Sant Namdev Sansthan Narsi, Giroli.
  • Tulja Bhavani Devi Temple, or Tulaja Devi Sansthan, Kalamnuri.
  • Jaleshwar Mahadev Temple (present in the lake), Hingoli.
  • Shri Datta Mandir, Mangalwara, Hingoli.
  • Dakshinmukhi Hanuman temple, Khatkali
  • Barashiv Hanuman Mandir, Karanjala
  • References

    Hingoli district Wikipedia