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Beed district
बीड जिल्हा
—  District of Maharashtra  —
Location of Beed district in Maharashtra
Country India
State Maharashtra
Administrative division Aurangabad Division
Headquarters Beed
Tehsils 1. Beed, 2. Ashti, 3. Patoda, 4. Shirur, 5. Georai, 6. Ambajogai, 7. Wadwani, 8. Kaij, 9. Dharur, 10. Parli, 11. Majalgaon
 • Lok Sabha constituencies Beed (Based on Election Commission website)
 • Assembly seats 6
 • Total 10,693 km2 (4,129 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 2,161,250
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
 • Urban 17.91%
Website Official website

Beed district (or Bid or Bhir) (Marathi: बीड जिल्हा) is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India. The district headquarters are located at Beed. The district occupies an area of 10,693 km² and has a population of 2,161,250 of which 17.91% were urban (as of 2001).[1]

History[edit | edit source]

Beed district has a long history of many rulers and kingdoms. In the ancient era, this city was called as Champavati nagari. The city still proudly shows some old monuments showing the signs of past glory in the form of many city entry doors (called Ves in local language) and city protection walls. Until the 19th century, this part of Marathwada was under the Nizam monarchy, but was later included into the Indian Republic after a fierce struggle between Indian freedom fighters and Nizam soldiers. THE name of Bhir is given by Mohammad Tughlaq.

Economy[edit | edit source]

Agriculture is the main business in Beed, and it is largely dependent on monsoon rain. Beed also is a district which provides a large number of laborers in India.

Divisions[edit | edit source]

This district is divided in to eleven talukas (or tehsils). These are:

  1. Beed
  2. Ashti
  3. Patoda
  4. Shirur
  5. Georai
  6. Ambajogai
  7. Wadwani
  8. Kaij
  9. Dharur
  10. Parli
  11. Majalgaon

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ [1]

External links[edit | edit source]

Coordinates: 18°50′N 75°45′E / 18.833, 75.75


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