Siddhesh Joshi

Wani, Maharashtra

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Country  India
Language spoken  Marathi
State  Maharashtra
District  Yavatmal

Wani    is a town and a municipal council in Yavatmal district in the Indian state of Maharashtra.


Map of Wani, Maharashtra


As of the 2011 census of India, Wani had a population of 58,820. Males constituted 51% of the population and females 49%. Wani had an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy was 80%, and female literacy was 68%. In 2011 in Wani, 13% of the population was under 6 years of age.

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In earlier times, Wani was known as Wun. Wani was a district headquarters in Berar Province during British rule. Later on Wani became a taluka and Yavatmal its district (earlier name Yeoti).

The economy of the town is mostly driven by agriculture and mining businesses in the surrounding area. The town received the name "Black Diamond City" due to the huge coal deposits and many coal mines in the adjacent area. Limestone is also quarried in the area. The principle crops are cotton and soybeans.

Ground Report on Black Diomand City-Wani by Prashant Koratkar

Coal Mining in Wani

Western Coalfields Ltd., A subsidiary of Coal India Ltd. has a coal mining area - Wani North Area in the surroundings of Wani city. There are coal mines like Ukni, Pimpalgaon, Junad, Kolarpimpri, Rajur, Kumbarkhani, Ghonsa,Kartikay Coal Washeries and some new upcoming mining projects near Wani city.


Wani is located at the eastern edge of Yavatmal District about 105 km from Yavatmal. It is on the Yavatmal-Chandrapur Road, nearly 55 km from Chandrapur and 135 km from Nagpur.

Wani, Maharashtra Beautiful Landscapes of Wani, Maharashtra

The only train that stops in Wani is the Nandigram Express (11401/11402) which connects to Nagpur. The next nearest railway station is in Warora.

Other schools:

  • Vivekanand Vidyalay Junior College and High School,Wani (D.M.Thawari)
  • Wani Public School,Wani
  • Adarsh Highschool, Wani
  • Gurupeeth primary English medium school,jain layout, wani
  • Lokamanya Tilak Mahavidyalay, Wani
  • Lions English Medium High School
  • Swarnleela International School
  • Shikshan Prasarak Mandal Junior College and High School
  • Janata Highschool Junior College and High School
  • Bal Vidya Mandir
  • Mata Yashoda Primary School
  • Macroon Students Academy
  • Noorjahan Begum Salam Ahmed College of Arts and Commerce

  • Wani has a Palika (municipal) market near the Ambedkar Square.

    The Shri Ranganathaswamy Temple situated here is visited by devotees between Falguna Vadya and Chaitra Sudha.


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